Mets Are a Punch Line?
In case you need more reason to hate Philadelphia, go ahead and read John Gonzalez’s column titled “Mets Are a National Punch Line“.
You may remember that John Gonzalez was the “professional” journalist who ignited the Raul Ibanez controversy back in June 2009.
It’s a shame that Philadelphia sports are so boring that their journalists have to focus on the Mets. With so many talented players and so much success you’d think a story about the Phillies would sell more newspapers.
You stay classy Philadelphia.
Even for the ones that are asses, it’s not so much an obsession with New York but more a coincidence that each of our teams has a divisional rival up there. We could typically care less about the Jets and Yankees.
Most Mets fans can’t stand the Yankees, and with good cause, but on rare occasions we prefer them to win. That was one case where I had to root for the Yankees. Mostly I’ll just say that living outside NY has endeared me to the Yankees on rare occasions because NY glory is greater than the alternative, and that is how I view it. So while I could not care less about what the Eagles are doing, because I am a Jets fan, I still would prefer the Giants to beat them because Phily just does not deserve my support in any way.
As for the city, NY is cool with me and the 1000s of other Philadelphians who go up there regularly to party. Like most east coast cities, it reminds me of home – just slightly different (I’ll never get over you guys calling hoagies “heroes” and “subs”). It’s not a place I’d want to live, but I love visiting.
Years of childhood torment from those Braves teams and Larry Jones who just killed us doesn’t go away because the Phils have had our number for the last 4 or so years. In addition the Phils are class of franchise all to their own, no franchise in any sport has lost more games than Phillies. I believe it was like 3 years ago that the team hit a milestone 10,000th loss. 2 titles 10,000+ losses? Wow, and Philly reporters want to take pot shots at the Mets? The losingest franchise in pro-sports should take a cold hard look in the mirror before it cranks up the hypocrisy meter.