"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Meet the Mets

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.


Andrew Vazzano said...


kongon said...

I'm one of those Yankees fan who doesn't hate the Mets. Since my earliest days as a Yankees fan, no one told me I was *supposed* to hate the Mets. So all these years, while my main focus was on the Yankees, I would follow the Mets on the side. They were always my Plan B if the Yankees' postseason run would end. Heck, I even prefer listening to Mets-centric WFAN over ESPN 1050 since the hosts and callers are more intriguing. I don't have any vanity issues if the Mets won a world champsionship (unless if it's at the Yankees' expense, of course). I would prefer a New York team, any New York team, winning than one from another city.

Regardless of what team we root for, many fans of NY teams share the same disdain for anything from Boston, Philadelphia, etc. So here's to a successful weekend series for both teams!

Andrew Fletcher said...

Agreed on all accounts. I don't like Philly because I'm a Giants fan. I don't really have an opinion on the Phillies, but obviously they've been a thorn in the Mets' side the last few years.

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