The Mets on playing the Yankees two times less each season starting next year:
“I like it better,” Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey said. “It’s unfair that every year we have to play the Yankees, just because they are an inter-city rival when the other teams don’t.”
Said third baseman David Wright, “[The Yankees] have a real good team, so it’s obviously beneficial for what we’re trying to accomplish that it’s [condensed]. Not that we don’t enjoy that series, because at least I do, but the Yankees are always a good team. You play them four times and it gives the fans an opportunity to come out to both ballparks. It gives fans a taste of that interleague Subway Series, but at the same time it makes the schedule a little more, I don’t know if ‘fair’ is the word. … It will be nice to have a little more balance to the schedule.”
The Mets have lost 21 of 25 games at home since the All-Star break this season. But, the Yankees are in the process of choking up a 10-game lead in the A.L. East. If you ask me, I think these two teams are just perfect for each other.