In an article written by Newsday's Neil Best, longtime Mets play-by-play announcer Howie Rose describes the 2015 Mets season as the highlight of his legendary broadcasting career. Like the rest of Mets fans, Rose cites the whirlwind of emotions stemming from April's 11-game win streak, to Justin Upton's go-ahead three-run home run following a rain delay in July, to bouncing back into a tie for first place after sweeping the Nationals as the reason behind what made following this resilient Mets team so special.
Rose, 61, is often recognized for his famous "Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!" call from the Rangers Game 7 victory over the New Jersey Devils to advance to the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, but his call on WOR after the Mets completed their four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs to win the NL pennant has given the Brooklyn native a new favorite career moment.
"Up until now I could say on one level '94 with the Rangers was the biggest thrill of my career," Rose told Newsday. "But when those words, 'The Mets win the pennant!' came out of my mouth in Chicago that beat everything. That was the trump."
Despite the difficult ending, it certainly was a season for the books, Howie.