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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bitter Met fan responds to smug Yankee fan

Yesterday, Squawker Lisa accused me of "chugging some haterade" when it comes to the Yankees.

Here are my responses to some of her charges:

He's becoming a bitter Met fan!

Becoming?

You wanna talk steroids? Do I have to bring up your hero Mike Piazza again?

As I conceded yesterday: "the Yankees are not alone here." But if Yankee fans claim that 2004 and 2007 are tainted because of Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, then you have to say the same thing about 1999 and 2000, when Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte started five of the eight Yankee wins.

As for Piazza, if the allegations you refer to turn out to be true, well, at least it will not taint any Met championships.

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.

If reader Uncle Mike had written this part, he would have said, "Oh, wait. The Mets don't have playoff games anymore."

And as for spending, at least the Yankees didn't get taken in by either Bernie Madoff or Steve Phillips.

No, just Carl Pavano and Kei Igawa.

my team has October baseball to look forward to. What do you get to watch next month? MRI results?

I hear ABC has a new series debuting next month: "Reyes' Anatomy."

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.

But first, I have to join Tiger Nation.

3 comments:

Jonmouk71 said...

Hmmmmmmm - if Andy Pettitte was taking in 1999, it didn't work because the Braves knocked him out in game 3 of the WS (his only WS appearance).

Alvaro Fernandez Ravelo said...

Jon has 'roid rage!

Uncle Mike said...

Jon certainly has the right to respond… as do we.

Jon: As I conceded yesterday: ‘the Yankees are not alone here.’ But if Yankee fans claim that 2004 and 2007 are tainted because of Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, then you have to say the same thing about 1999 and 2000, when Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte started five of the eight Yankee wins.”

Wrongo, Jon. The only evidence against Pettitte is from 2002, when the Yankees did not win a Pennant. The evidence against Clemens isn’t hard, or even soft, it’s the word of one guy who ain’t exactly trustworthy himself. If there is hard evidence, it hasn’t been publicly revealed. Swing and a miss there.

Jon: “As for Piazza, if the allegations you refer to turn out to be true, well, at least it will not taint any Met championships.”

No, just the one Pennant the team has won since the Iran-contra scandal broke.

Lisa: “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.”

Jon: “If reader Uncle Mike had written this part, he would have said, ‘Oh, wait. The Mets don't have playoff games anymore.’"

Well… they don’t!

Lisa: “And as for spending, at least the Yankees didn't get taken in by either Bernie Madoff or Steve Phillips.”

Jon: “No, just Carl Pavano and Kei Igawa.”

Let’s see: In 4 seasons with Pavano on the payroll, the Yankees made the Playoffs 3 times – as many as the Mets have done since 1988. In 3 seasons with Igawa on the payroll, the Yankees have made one trip to the Playoffs and would need a monumental, ’07 Mets-like collapse to not make it 2 out of 3. Now, no one would say getting Pavano was good for the Yankees, and Igawa will need a major comeback to make something good of it, but how would you compare the effects of those two experiments to the ones the Mets made with Eddie Murray, Bret Saberhagen, Carlos Baerga, Roberto Alomar, Mo Vaughn, Billy Wagner, Tom Glavine and Pedro (I’m 5-0 now, now that I don’t have to pitch for that team anymore) Martinez? To say nothing, since their Met careers are not officially over, of Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield.

At least Mike Hampton, who was Carl Pavano before Pavano was, got you a Pennant. Come to think of it, why haven’t the Mets picked up Kerry Wood? He is a reliever now!

I have to admit, though, the “Reyes’ Anatomy” joke was really good. Beats the heck out of Pedro’s new “Philly Five-O!”