This weekend presents and interesting rooting scenario for the fans of New York’s baseball teams. The Yankees are taking on the Phillies in the Bronx tonight while the Mets are shipping up to Boston to face the hated Red Sox.
The always hilarious New York Sports Jerk has already written his post cheering for the Mets, so I felt it’s my turn. Like the Jerk, I don’t hate the Mets. They aren’t our rivals and they never will be. Under normal circumstances, I really wouldn’t care what the Mets do.
However, that all changes this weekend.
The Yankees are rolling but they are still behind the Red Sox in the division (yes, I know it’s only May). The Mets have a unique opportunity to help the Yankees and do what the falling Blue Jays failed to do this week. Of course, the Yankees have to take care of business themselves.
The Mets come into this series on a four-game losing streak, but they are only 1.5 games behind the Phillies.
We’ll scratch your back if you scratch ours.
So Yankees fans, it’s time to bleed some orange and blue and sing “Meet the Mets” this weekend. Just don’t take it as far as George Costanza did when he tried to get fired from the Yankees to take a job with the Mets.
Everything will return back to normal on Memorial Day.