From Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog on September 19th, 2006 (basically, this time last year):
There have been roughly a dozen phone calls in to WFAN this morning, most likely from Yankees fans, goofing on the Mets for having such an elaborate post-game celebration in honor of their division championship last night.
Isn’t that for the Mets to decide?
I mean, if the Yankees are bored with winning, so much so that they no longer know how to have fun, how exactly does that impact how the Mets and their fans choose to celebrate.
And it shouldn’t.
Why were these so-called Yankees fans watching the Mets anyways?
Pinstripes, mind your business – and if you want to watch the Mets so bad, you’ll hopefully get plenty of opportunities at the end of October.
From Matt Cerrone’s Metsblog today:
…by the way, it doesn’t help that the Yankees clinched a wild-card spot last night, and celebrated like Little Leaguers for finishing in second place…umm, didn’t their fans mock the Mets for behaving this way in 2000…anyway…
…i keep hearing these people talk about how miraculous it is that the Yankees came all the way back from a 14 game deficit…the thing is, they didn’t…they failed in that mission…instead, they were never more than eight back in the wild card, and it’s that mission they conquered…
…not that any of this matters…
…it’s just, on a day like this, the less a Yankees fan is sticking his chest out, the easier it may be for us…that’s all…
What a difference a year makes for some Mets fans, huh?