Wednesday, October 28, 2009
If you asked a typical Met fan to list his three most hated teams, I'm willing to bet that 90% of those lists would include both the Phillies and the Yankees. So now that the 2009 World Series includes both teams, which team shall the angry bitter Met fan pull for?
The reason behind the hatred for the Phillies is obvious. They have been division rivals with the Phillies since their existence. The Phillies have been the NL East squad to overtake the Mets during their collapses of 2007 and 2008. The Phillies led by Jimmy Rollins have talked shit about the Mets for years. During a typical Mets Phillies game, about 47 brawls break out in the seats. Hatred of the Phillies is a given if you are a Mets fan.
Hatred of the Yankees is also a given for a Mets fan. First of all their is the obvious jealousy factor. In my lifetime the Mets have 1 World Series win, when I was 3. Meanwhile the Yankees have 4 rings, including a win over the Mets in 2000 and countless more trips to the postseason than the Mets. Met fans desire the success of the Yankees and they desire the Wilpons to spend as much money as the Steinbrenners. Met fans also hate Yankee fans. Why? Because most of them are assholes and take incredible amounts of pleasure in making fun of the Mets for the Yankees' overall superiority.
If I had to guess, I'd say a Met fan would typically have more hatred for the Phillies and their roster (mostly Rollins and Victorino) and would side with the Yankees but I could be incorrect. Jealousy is a very very powerful source of hatred, perhaps enough to overcome the hatred of a rival. So who will the Met fan pull for, most likely a time machine to morph A-Rod back into his useless former self so that they could avoid this whole mess.