Epic collapses in MLB recent history..
2011 Braves September
2011 Red Sox September
Compare it to the 2007 New York Mets
Both the Red Sox and the Braves would have killed to have the .500 record the Mets had in their epic collapse.
I guess I can feel a little bit better, However a perennial playoff team for the Mets future would soothe the pain better.