Mets hope home is where the World Series wins are

Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:14pm EDT
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By Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trailing two games to none in a World Series is an uphill climb, but New York teams have bucked the odds in the past.

Though the last nine teams to jump ahead 2-0 in the best-of-seven for the Major League Baseball championship have lifted the trophy, it is not a foregone conclusion in these parts.

The last two teams to overcome that deficit both represented the Big Apple.

The New York Yankees in 1996 lost the first two games at home to the Atlanta Braves and roared back to win the next four for their first World Series triumph in 18 years.

Ten years earlier, the Mets dropped their first two home games to fall behind 2-0 against the Boston Red Sox before rallying to win the 1986 World Series for their first crown in 17 seasons.

Mets manager Terry Collins and Game Three starter Noah Syndergaard believe the shift from Kansas City to Queens will make a world of difference to the National League champions.

"Our fans are pretty tough. They're strong and they're tough," said Collins about the inspirational affect they have.

"I think the impact is going to be on us more than anything. It inspires our guys."   Continued...

Oct 26, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) answers questions from media during workouts the day before game one of the 2015 World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports