Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Anyone Else Tired of Hearing about the Mets?

I started this week off the same way I start any week off, I get up, I go to work, I check my Twitter and I count down the hours until the next Yankees game. This week was different though because my Twitter was clogged with all this talk about the New York Mets. The Mets were fresh off a sweep of the Washington Nationals that landed the team in first place in the National League East Division. Talk of 1986, the World Series, playoffs and sugar plum fairies danced around in all the major news and radio outlets including WFAN and Boomer and Carton. Nowhere was there Yankees chatter to be seen or discussed and frankly I am getting pretty tired of hearing about the Mets.

Okay the Mets are in first place again, good for them because it is a great story. No one is mentioning in that story that they play in a division that had three teams selling off pieces at the July 31st trading deadline and nowhere in the story is anyone talking about the Yankees climb back to the top.

It is the Yankees who had led their division, the American League East Division, for more days than any other team in the division and it is the New York Yankees that hold one of the best records in all of the American League. It was also the New York Yankees that knocked the New York Mets out of the first place when the team spanked their little sister’s from across town earlier in the season. The Yankees, not the Mets.

I don’t want to take away from what the Mets are doing, it’s a great story and it’s great to see because I love all things New York. Those fans also deserve a good team after putting up with shotty management and generally bad personnel decisions over the year but some around the local media are already etching the World Series trophy and if anyone knows this one simple fact it is a Yankees fan; World Series are not won on paper, they aren’t won in the media and they damn sure aren’t won on August, 4th. Let’s chill with the Mets are God talk, please?

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