Here's the story - Squawker Jon recently wrote a satirical piece suggesting that the 1969 Mets was a hoax. He was kidding, of course.
Then there's Squawker reader Uncle Mike, who wrote this in response to Jon mentioning the article today here at Subway Squawkers headquarters:
No, Jon, the Mets' 1969 World Series victory was not a hoax.
It was a fraud. Come on, look at the film: Agee was out.
Had that call been correctly made, the Cubs would have stayed on top of the National League East, and it would have been either the Braves in the NLCS or the Orioles in the World Series to whom they choked.
The Mets' 1973 Pennant was also a fraud. Seriously, an 82-79 team winning the Pennant? Ya gotta believe something ain't right there.
The Mets' 1986 World Championship? Oh please....Uncle Mike continued with the argument a bit longer, detailing everything wrong with the 1986 and 2000.Mets.
And then Squawker Jon flipped his lid. I don't know if it was that post, or just general frustration for rooting for such a pathetic team, but Jon wrote this in the article's comments section:
The 1969 Mets are the reason I remain a diehard Met fan to this day. The piece was meant to poke fun at a year when everything went wrong in unbelievable ways, and I was trying to figure out what was the worst thing that could happen next. And for me, that would be questioning the 1969 Mets.
Uncle Mike, as long as you are listing frauds, you should include the 1996 Yankees, whose championship run began with the Jeffrey Maier interference.
Then there's the PED era - Clemens, Pettitte, almost half the 2000 team - the Yankees are not alone here, but they are certainly a big part of it.
At least the Yankees spent their "massive amounts of cash" publicly when they bought this season's title.Oh, snap! Did you drink some haterade, Squawker Jon? I mean, really.
At the risk of sounding like a bitter Yankee fan, I gotta squawk about this. You wanna talk steroids? Do I have to bring up your hero Mike Piazza again?
And Jeffrey Maier? If he had been at a Mets playoff game, he would have interfered with a David Wright homer or something. Oh, wait. David Wright doesn't hit homers anymore.
And as for spending, at least the Yankees didn't get taken in either Bernie Madoff or Steve Phillips.
But I guess I should feel magnanimous to you, the bitter Mets fan. After all, my team has October baseball to look forward to. What do you get to watch next month? MRI results?
Scratch that. You do have something to root for. Your beloved Boston Red Sox. That's right. Red Sox Nation will have a few new members in the postseason, thanks to you and the other denizens of the He-Man Yankee Haters Club. Good grief.
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