For all of the magic of Shea Stadium - game 6 of the 1986 World Series, the miracle teams of 1969 and 1973 - it's somehow fitting that the stadium said goodbye with a meek home loss, leaving the Mets a game shy of October.
A few numbers, in memoriam of Shea and the Mets of 2008:
29: blown saves this year
3.5: biggest division lead
.412: winning percentage after that point
5: runs scored by the Mets in the final three game series
3695: major league games at Shea Stadium
3695: number of times Bill Buckner's error was shown today