• Wild Thought: Yanks & Phils Setting Up Mets Fans Worst Nightmare?

    Posted by on October 21st, 2009 · Comments (8)

    The 1986 post-season was not a fun time for me. During that crazy 1986 NLCS, the Mets took over the town. And, the World Series that year was terrible – since I wanted both teams to lose. In fact, I barely watched the ’86 World Series – since I couldn’t stand to see either the Red Sox or Mets do well. And, don’t even ask me about the parade in New York after the Mets did win…

    And, this leads to today’s wild thought. Would a Phillies-Yankees World Series this year be a Mets fan’s worst nightmare? And, as Yankees fans, would that fact, if true, make such a World Series match-up somewhat sweeter – knowing that it would twist in the back of Mets fans, etc.?

    Me? To be honest, as a Yankees fan, the Phillies scare me in the World Series. They’ve been there before and will not be like a deer in the headlights, etc. Plus, they can hit. And, Cliff Lee might be able to go toe-to-toe with Sabathia…

    Then again, if the other option is to play Joe Torre, and have to listen to the media play that up, maybe the Phils are the better option?

    In any event, back to the point, anyone else thinking about, and/or potentially enjoying, the impact of a Phillies/Yankees World Series on Mets Nation?

    Comments on Wild Thought: Yanks & Phils Setting Up Mets Fans Worst Nightmare?

    1. MJ
      October 21st, 2009 | 11:20 am

      I definitely fear/respect the Phils as a potential WS opponent. Their lineup is pretty darn deep — almost like an AL team in that regard — and although their rotation/bullpen seems pretty sloppy, Cliff Lee has proven himself in the AL already and has launched himself as a stud in the NL. If we make it to the WS and face the Phils, beating them would be a tall task.

      I think the Dodgers would be a more favorable matchup for the Yanks for a number of reasons. I’d be more than happy to endure the media hoopla covering the Torre vs. Yanks angle if it would be better for the team to beat LA instead of the Phils.

      As to the question about the Mets…sure, in some way it would be nice to see Mets fans totally disgusted with the WS matchup. But the truth is that Mets fans hate the Yanks more than they hate anyone else. So they’d probably do what most stupid, inferior fanbases would do…and root for the Phillies.

    2. October 21st, 2009 | 12:06 pm

      Steve, I hope you don’t mind if I include this link, but I interviewed a bunch of Met bloggers on this very subject. Needless to say, they’re not taking it well:

      http://thefastertimes.com/mlb/2009/10/20/met-fans-face-their-worst-fear-a-phillies-yankees-world-series/

    3. October 21st, 2009 | 12:32 pm

      @ lisaswan:Wow. I had not seen that one – thanks for sharing. Funny we were thinking about it near the same time.

    4. October 21st, 2009 | 1:31 pm

      Who cares about the Mets and their sorry fans… i think its better we avoid Dodgers.. we will never hear the end of how Joe ‘Yankee years’ Torre got a team with half the payroll to the WS… with less resources… guiding a team of youth.. blah blah blah…i certainly dont want that headache

      i think the Phils-Yanks series will be a cracker and dare i say we will start underdogs because of all those quality lefties… i donno if Hamels pitched against us in that 3 game series we had this year… but Hamels, Lee thats close to 4 starts… even though Hamels is struggling right now… and their lineup can be pesky and potent… Werth is the key…

      if the Mets fan cant watch too bad.. they can goto football.. and if we win the WS over the Phils.. we wud have really earned it

    5. MJ
      October 21st, 2009 | 1:49 pm

      if the Mets fan cant watch too bad.. they can goto football
      ———
      Funny thing is that most Mets fans are Jets fans and they usually stink as bad as the Mets do. Both franchises are dogshit.

    6. 77yankees
      October 21st, 2009 | 8:16 pm

      Ah, yes, it’s October and that means two things: The Yankees are playing for another championship, and Met fans are stewing in a pool of their own bitterness.

      Btw, what happened to all those people who claimed they’d take Jose Reyes over Jeter now if they were starting a team?

      Anyway, before anyone gets too worked up worrying about how overwhelming the Phillies are, here are two sobering words:

      Brad Lidge

    7. ken
      October 21st, 2009 | 11:16 pm

      Yanks will hit Phillies pitching. The competitiveness of the series all depends upon how well Phillies can hit Yanks pitching. If they do then it will be close and exciting and uncertain outcome. Otherwise, Yanks in 5.

      As for Mets fans, they are wide-eyed, hysterical and still thinking about Beltran’s called strike 3, Yadier’s HR, Castillo’s dropped ball, etc, etc….

    8. clintfsu813
      October 22nd, 2009 | 6:42 am

      i think its better we avoid Dodgers.. we will never hear the end of how Joe ‘Yankee years’ Torre got a team with half the payroll to the WS… with less resources… guiding a team of youth.. blah blah blah…i certainly dont want that headache

      You got your wish, lol

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