Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yankee Fans Go Quiet as the Mets Sweep Their Noisy Neighbors

Mets fans are gloating tonight and they have every right to do so after defeating the Yankees in four straight games to earn bragging rights for the 2013 Subway Series.

The Mets have always been second class citizens in New York as the Yankees have purchased championships on a regular basis over the past 20 years or so. Any opportunity for the Mets to take the spotlight away from the free spending Yankees is cause for celebration. The Mets may not be going anywhere this season, but embarrassing the crosstown rivals in Queens and on their home field in the Bronx is an accomplishment worth bragging about.

Yankee fans are like schoolyard bullies. They have all the power and constantly love to remind Mets fans of  that fact. Any chance they have to kick their weaker neighbors they take. Prior to the start of this week's Subway Series Yankee fans were tweeting how much the Mets Suck and how the Yankees will kick their butts, etc. Now that the opposite has happened, the excuses are coming fast and's only the Yankees B team, all our regular players are hurt, you'll be playing golf in October while we're in the playoffs.
There's nothing greater than seeing the entitled Yankee fan base denied. For once they have to let another team take the spoils. Yankee fans have to be a bit more gracious in defeat and, as my British friends would say,  stop throwing their toys out of the pram when they don't get everything they want.

While the aging stars on the Yankees have gone down like bowling pins, the club has brought in a rag tag bunch of throw aways, rookies, journeymen and players off the scrap heap to fill in. Surprisingly this group has outperformed expectations and Yankee fans, in typical fashion, just assume it's their god given right to win their division every year. Time will tell, but this four game sweep by the Mets may signal the clock striking midnight and this rag tag bunch turning back in to the replacement players they are.

As for those Yankee fans that just assume their entitled club will be playing in October, I can't wait to see their reaction when their aging and gimpy team fails.

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