October 10, 2006

Mets Still In Playoffs, Yanks Still Own The Media

It's not what they do, it's what they DON'T do that gets all the headlines- the Yankees DON'T make the playoffs, so heads will roll; the Yankees DON'T fire Joe Torre, in spite of what the NY Daily News reported; Derek Jeter DOESN'T come out in support of Torre and gets chastised by the press for what seems to be a non-issue; and the Yankees DON'T get far enough into the playoffs to justify a plus $200 million dollar payroll. What do the Mets do? Sweep 3 from the Dodgers - remember them? The ex-Brooklyn team that team owner Fred Wilpon still yearns for? (See: Keystone Park, Brooklyn Cyclones and the new Mets version of Ebbet's Field currently in construction). That's right- we beat them 3 straight, and face a Cards team that we beat 4 out of 6 times in the regular season. The Mets feature multiple all-stars for the first time in years, and we are dominant in NY in a way we haven't seen in 20 years. And still no respect, because the issue of Joe Torre's managerial status is the front page news, so to speak, in all NY papers, and the Mets are once again second-stringers on the day before we fight for the NL pennant and another trip to the World Series. We understand the Yankees' track record and their legacy of greatness...but this year, the story is the Mets, and that's how the media SHOULD handle it...but once again, it casts us in the light of being the "underdog", a roll in which we seem to thrive and one of the main reasons most of us continue to root for thm in the first place. So let the Yankees' get their ya-ya's out, let Sheffield walk, Torre stay, Johnson get surly, Williams retire or unretire, et al, and Mets will just do what we've done all year- TAKE THE FIELD AND KICK SOME ASS!!!!

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