May 14, 2007

Westchester Turning Blue & Orange

Michael Malone at The New York Times, writes about the Mets growing popularity in Westchester:

Anecdotal evidence, collected from bartenders, merchandise dealers and bleacher creatures, suggests that the Mets — with their core of young, flashy players and recent winning ways — are taking substantial bites out of the Yankee fan base, at least in Westchester.

“I’d say it’s between 50-50 and 60-40 in the bar since Willie Randolph became manager of the Mets” before the 2005 season, said Doug Crossett, owner of Michael’s Tavern, a sports bar in Pleasantville, the 60 percent being Yankee fans. “It used to be 9 out of 10 Yankee fans.”

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