Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Welcome to the worst World Series ever

As if the 2009 season couldn't get any worse for Mets fans, we now are faced with the worst possible scenario: A Phillies vs. Yankees World Series. Considering how big of a trainwreck the Mets' season was this year, combined with the Phillies and Yankees cruising to division championships, this seemed inevitable since July. 

As this disaster of a World Series took shape, Mets fans were faced with a terrible dilemma: Who do you root for? This is like deciding between getting hit by a bus or a train; you wouldn't ever want either of them to happen. It's the Steinbrenners vs. the team with the trashiest fans in baseball. Shoot me now.

As difficult of a decision as this is, Mets fans have to go for Philly. It's not like we'll be able to celebrate either team winning this disaster of a series, but it will be more fun if the Yankees lose. Here's some reasons why:

- The Phillies won the World Series last year. Jimmy Rollins, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Shane Victorino and the rest of the Phils that Mets fans love to hate already have their rings, so seeing them get another one can't be that bad.

On the other hand, many Yankee stars including Alex Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui, Mark Teixiera and C.C. Sabathia have never won a World Series ring. It's best to keep it that way. Can you think of anything worse than A-Rod winning a World Series? I didn't think so.

- Philadelphia fans are the scum of the earth. They hate everyone and anything and they let you know it. That being said, they are extremely loyal, and suffered through many rough years. Last year was only their second championship in team history.

Yankee fans, on the other hand, are the biggest bandwagoners in the world. You find Yankee fans all over the country, for no particular reason except "they're always good." People from North Carolina to North Dakota buy Yankee hats in October and celebrate when they win, even though they can't even name five players on the team. 

- The Steinbrenners always outspend everyone else in the league, but they treat their fans who try to go to their games like crap. Prices at the new Yankee Stadium have been astronomical, and it seems that the only ways to get a ticket to a World Series game in the Bronx are to have a ridiculous amount of money or to work for a corporation with a lot of money.

Yankee fans were told that there were World Series tickets available and started camping out outside of the Stadium around 6 a.m. Monday morning. Yankee officials let these fans sit outside the stadium until this morning, hours before Game 1, to tell them that there were no tickets available. Stay classy, Steinbrenners.

Plus, as disappointing as it is that he never lived up to his contract with the Mets, it would be fun to see Pedro Martinez beat the Yankees again. Go Phils. 

And that's (hopefully) the only time I'll ever have to say that.

1 comment:

  1. Root for New York in general...We hate Philly and this is not to be negotiated.