I’ve been thinking about the nightmare scenario for Mets fans for a while now. What I’m talking about is a World Series featuring the Phillies and Yankees. I alluded to this idea in my post a couple of weeks ago, that I don’t understand Mets fans rooting for the Yankees. Now that the Phillies are in the Series again, and the Yankees are on the cusp, it’s time to get serious about this issue.
I’m still holding out a sliver of hope that the Angels can pull off a miracle in the headquarters of the Evil Empire. I still have such fond memories of 2004!I haven’t totally given up on the Angels and I’ll be rooting for them. But winning two at Yankee Stadium will be tough.
My friend Jim sent me this email about a discussion he had with the guys in his band Scratch:
I have a new poll for your Blog. The three Mets fans in my band had a discussion about how much we and all Mets fans hate the Yankees. That’s a given. But one of us insists that although all Mets fans hate the Yankees, a true Mets fan would hate the Phillies more. The other two disagree and say that in almost all circumstances Mets fans root for ANY team playing the Yankees unless it had a direct impact on the Mets position in the standings (i.e. Phils playing the Yankees in September when the Mets were still in the race, which of course does not happen). I know you commented about it in one of your posts a few weeks back so I think I know how you would answer, but for the rest of the readers, I think we need a poll.
Jim’s right, we do need a poll. Before the poll, I’ll tell you where I stand. I hate the Yankees more than any other team. I won’t root for them under any circumstances unless it’s the extremely infrequent situation that Jim mentions above. I enjoy seeing the Yankees lose, and it’s even better if it’s a bitter, late-inning defeat at home (like the Mets have suffered much more frequently). So where do you stand? There’s a poll embedded in this post. Visit the site to vote if you’re reading the feed.