CFoD readers, Joey and Erica, asked me to address this topic. Joey was hopping mad when he heard Mets fans were rooting for the Phillies and begged me to talk about this.
Who do you root for in Yankees-Phillies World Series? Both are enemies of the average New York Mets fan.
Joey has clearly made it known he is rooting for the Yankees. Erica is undecided. Hence why she asked me to address it.
Here is where I stand on the whole topic.
To be perfectly honest, I could care less who wins the World Series if this is the situation. The only reason I have to care, is I have an investment in it just because I do not want to do my term paper.
If my professor had never said we would not have to do our term paper if the Yankees win it all, I would not even bother watching the World Series this year. There are a number of Mets fans that are going this way. Right now, they only care about football.
Now, for the Mets fans who are rooting for the Phillies, I have to say I am rather disgusted with this. Here’s why.
Rooting for them is like Yankee fans rooting for the Boston Red Sox if it were a Mets-Sox World Series. It is not going to happen. Yankee fans will be rooting hard for the Mets just like they were in 2006.
You do not root for your rivals.
The Yankees will always be the dominant team, not just in New York but throughout baseball and all professional sports, because of their history. Just accept it. They have all of those championships. Yankee fans are going to keep yapping until their dentures pop out of their mouths.
Phillies fans, on the other hand, have only two championships to chirp about. They fail to realize how long it took them to get their.
In an interview Lisa Swan from the Subway Squawkers did with me for her article on The Faster Times site, I mentioned to her how I felt:
At least the Yankees earned the right to talk. Phillies haven’t.
The Phillies were always the last team anybody thought about in Philly. The Eagles were always the #1 team followed by the Flyers and the Sixers. Even their arena soccer team got more respect.
Now all of a sudden the Phils are the big dogs? Give me a break. I want to see a Phillies smackdown.
There is no reason for Phillies fans to talk smack. It took them over 90 years since their inception to get their first championship in 1980 and it took them 28 years to get their second. So quite frankly, they need to shut up.
The Yankees have earned their right to talk. They have the great history.
Do not get me wrong. I hate Yankee fans as much as the next person just because all they talk about is their rings and half of them know nothing about their team before 1996.
Go ahead and ask them who their shortstop was before Derek Jeter and they’ll say:
Uh…26 World Championships. 26 World Championships.
Yeah Stupid! That’s all you can say.
So Erica, only because I’m lazy and do not want to write my term paper, am I rooting for the Yankees. Otherwise, I would not even bother watching this World Series. Hope this helps.