I have to thank Yankee fans for being my inspiration for this blog. Apparently a Yankee fan called up WFAN the other nigh and said that he is ready to jump ship with his Yankees to root for the Mets.
My response: Please do not do us any favors.
This particular Yankee fan said the Mets are a much more exciting team to watch right now. The New York Mets, have what it takes to win and they are on the cusp of taking this city back.
Mets fans everywhere love to hear that.
Here’s what I have to ask: Why abandon your team? If you are a true fan, you do not say “goodbye” to your team to root for another team, especially the cross town rival.
I have to say I am rather disgusted with Yankee fans. They have the most dominant closer in the history of baseball in Mariano Rivera, and yet the “boo” him because he gave up a run here and there.
Seriously? That man has won more games for the Yankees than any other pitcher for that organization. Show some respect.
The only thing I can tell Yankee fans right now is, “Welcome to the real world”. Nobody stays dominant forever. You cannot blame Joe Girardi for that. This was something GM Brian Cashman should’ve been aware of. Not only is Rivera getting old, he is coming off of surgery. He should’ve signed a guy to be the future closer when Mo is gone.
Cashman should’ve looked into signing Francisco Rodriguez. Oh wait! That’s right! He’s a New York Met. So is JJ Putz. Well, he could’ve signed former Washington National, Chad Cordero.
You will find few Yankee fans these days since the team is not playing their best. As their history proves, few stick with the team when they are not playing well. They either begin to watch “exciting baseball” in the New York Mets (and who can blame them with the team winning six games straight and in first place?) or they don’t watch baseball at all.
WFAN has become the home of “Yankee Therapy” sessions. We have all heard the endless complaints of the not-so-dedicated Yankee fans.
This is not to say that Mets fans are any more loyal. So many were throwing the Mets under the bus too, DESPITE the Mets history of always doing bad in the beginning of the baseball season. You guys can stand to take a course in Mets history.
I will say this. The Mets are playing exciting baseball. You cannot blame Yankee fans for wanting to watch and root for the Mets. As they did last year, the Mets are overcoming big deficiencies in their line-up, like a clutch-hitter and a solid rotation. Our new bullpen has even let us down a few times.
Yet, the New York Mets have jumped four teams in the past week, conquering their division rivals to overtake the top spot for the first time since the 2009 season began.
When it seemed the Mets were just not going to click on all cylinders, they have managed to put a string of games together to make a six game winning streak. When a Met hits a home run in Citi Field, it is something to admire for it is not an easy feat, unlike Yankee Stadium where the ball can take four steps and be out of the park.
Yes, my friends. You cannot blame Yankee fans for wanting to root for the New York Mets. You cannot blame them for giving up on their team. With all the money they have spent, as usual, they really do not have anything to show for it except getting swept by their rivals, the Boston Red Sox, twice.
I only ask the Yankee fans keep the bad karma in the Bronx. The Mets have had enough to deal with in the 2009 season, thank-you-very-much.