When you look up "clutch" in the dictionary this image should be thereI don't know how often I might say this, but recently Evan Roberts of WFAN radio 660AM in New York, the flagship station of our beloved New York Mets, made a very good point:   "History is written by the winners."   He was responding to a caller who had suggested that it was time to dismantle the core of the New York Mets because he hadn't "seen a less clutch bunch in his life and was tired of looking at them.   Reyes, Beltran, Wright, they all need to go," he said.Roberts' point was this:   Many Mets over the last few years have come through in the clutch, but after these clutch moments the team had either lost the game, or even in winning that particular game had not gone on to win the World Series, and this clutch performance was lost amid that eventual failure.   This does not make those moments any less clutch.   At the moment those players were challenged to be clutch, they came through.   If someone else failed to come through later that does not in any way lessen the fact that the former players came through when called upon.Therefore, a chronological look back at some clutch moments in the history of the "un-clutch" as we kiss the first decade of the 21st century goodbye:September 24, 2000The Mets clinched no worse than a tie for the wildcard by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 at Veterans Stadium.   Glendon Rusch threw 8 innings of 1-run ball, allowing 5 hits and no walks, striking out 7.   Mike Piazza walked and Todd Zeile followed with a homer in the 4th which proved to be the winning run.October 5, 2000The Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 in 10 innings to tie the NLDS at 1 game apiece.   Armando Benitez had surrendered 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th which sent the game into extra innings.   With 2 outs in the top of the 10th, Darryl Hamilton pinch hit for Joe McEwing and doubled.   The next batter, Jay Payton, singled to bring Hamilton home with the go-ahead run.   Benitez allowed a lead off single in the bottom of the 10th, then John Franco relieved and recorded 3 straight outs to save the game, getting Barry Bonds on a called 3rd strike to end it.October 7, 2000The Mets took a 2-1 game lead in the NLDS beating the Giants 3-2 in 13 innings.   Down 2-1 in the bottom of the 8th, Lenny Harris reached on a fielder's choice, then with 2 outs stole 2nd base.   Edgardo Alfonzo doubled bringing in Harris with the tying run.   John Franco kept the score tied in the 9th getting Barry Bonds to strike out swinging with a runner on 1st base.   With 1 out in the bottom of the 13th, Benny Agbayani hit a solo homer off Aaron Fultz for the win.October 8, 2000The Mets win the NLDS defeating the Giants 4-0.   Met starter Bobby Jones pitches a complete game shutout, allowing 1 hit, walking 2 and striking out 5.   Barry Bonds lines out to CF to end the game.October 12, 2000Ahead 1 game to none in the NLCS versus the St. Louis Cardinals, the Mets entered the top of the 9th inning of game 2 tied at 5 runs apiece.   Robin Ventura reached on an error by 1B Will Clark, then was sacrificed to 2nd by Benny Agbayani.   At this point Ventura was replaced by pinch-runner Joe McEwing.   Jay Payton then singled off Mike Timlin driving in McEwing with the eventual winning run.   Armando Benitez allowed a 2-out walk to Jim Edmonds in the bottom of the 9th before striking out Carlos Hernandez (who had replaced Fernando Tatis in the lineup earlier in the game) to end it.October 16, 2000The Mets beat the Cardinals 7-0 to take the NLCS 4 games to 1.   Starter Mike Hampton threw a complete game shutout, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8.   Hampton was named MVP of the NLCS after throwing 16 shutout innings total, giving up just 9 hits and allowing only 4 walks.October 21, 2000Losing 2-0 in game 1 of the World Series versus the New York Yankees, Benny Agbayani singled off Andy Pettitte with 1 out in the top of the 7th inning.   Jay Payton followed with another single and Todd Pratt walked to load the bases.   Bubba Trammel then singled driving in Agbayani and Payton to tie the score at 2.   After a Timo Perez bunt moved the runners over, Edgardo Alfonzo singled home Pratt to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.       The Mets eventually lost this game in extra innings but down in the 7th inning, Agbayani, Payton, Pratt, Trammel and Alfonzo came through.October 24, 2000Behind 2-1 in game 3 of the World Series, Mike Piazza doubled leading off the 6th inning and scored the tying run on a double by Todd Zeile.   In the bottom of the 8th, Zeile singled with 1 out and scored on a double by Benny Agbayani giving the Mets the lead.   A Trammel sacrifice fly added another run and the Mets led 4-2.   In the top of the 9th, Armando Benitez allowed a lead off single to Chuck Knoblauch then retired Luis Polonia, Derek Jeter and David Justice to save the game.   That the Yankees went on to win this World Series does not mean that all the previous clutch moments in which the Mets came through somehow don't count.   Had all the above players failed to come through to this point the Mets would not have made it to the World Series in the first place.(Thanks to Baseball Reference for providing the box scores and game logs that make this series possible.)