Yankees-Mets Series Renews Inter-League Hype

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Two years ago I wrote about why I love inter-league games. And I still haven’t changed my mind. The Mets-Yankees series was fantastic. The games were competitive and the final game Sunday night was a nail-biter right down to the last K-Rod strike out of A-Rod. It doesn’t get much better than that.

I understand why some people are done with the annual Yankees series’ and inter-league games in general. But I’m really pumped for Detroit and Minnesota coming to New York next month. They’re both playing really well right now, 1 and 2 in the AL Central. Joe Mauer and Justin Morneua are players that I rarely get to see. I’d pay to see those guys play and I don’t have to degrade myself by going to Yankee Stadium to do it.

Since 1997 we’ve heard players say that the Yankees-Mets series is just another series. But there definitely seems to be some extra fire on the field from my perspective. I don’t buy what they’re selling at all.

A Johan Santana-Justin Verlander match up would be fantastic. Sure, it doesn’t have the same impact in the standings as a National League game. But I just like to watch good players play. Especially when I don’t get to see them frequently except on Baseball Tonight highlights. So I’m renewing my praise of inter-league games. Major League Baseball got this one right.

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About Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

2 thoughts on “Yankees-Mets Series Renews Inter-League Hype

  1. Wilson Hines

    Going to a Mets and Yankees game, at either stadium, is a dream come true and as a child (way before interleague play) I used to think "why not?"

    I ALMOST was able to attend the games this weekend, as I was supposed to be in NYC, but I fell ill with a flu! ALMOST!

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