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Comparatively speaking, it's been a while

The well-written blog "Faith and Fear in Flushing" charted the last time each New York professional team played a playoff game. For the Mets, it's certainly been a while, as in Adam Wainwright curveball to Carlos Beltran ...

Here's the chronological list of last playoff appearances:

Giants (NFL): Feb. 5, 2012

Red Bulls (MLS): Nov. 3, 2011

Yankees (MLB): Oct. 6, 2011

Liberty (WNBA): Sept. 19, 2011

Knicks (NBA): April 24, 2011

Rangers (NHL): April 23, 2011

Jets (NFL): Jan. 23, 2011

Lizards (Major League Lacrosse): Aug. 21, 2010

Devils (NHL): April 22, 2010

Titans (National Lacrosse League): May 15, 2009

Dragons (Arena Football League): July 5, 2008

Ironmen (Major Indoor Soccer League): April 12, 2008

Nets (NBA): May 18, 2007

Islanders (NHL): April 20, 2007

Mets (MLB): Oct. 19, 2006