Sunday, September 30, 2007
Marlins Spoil the Mets Season
Mets pitcher Tom Glavine is dejected after giving up 7 runs in the first inning against the Marlins Sunday
Congratulations to the Florida Marlins. Why? They didn't win their division. Florida didn't qualify for postseason play. So why am I congratulating a team that lost 91 games and finished dead last in its division? The Marlins knocked out the New York Mets from postseason play. The Marlins took 2 out of 3 games from the Mets at Shea Stadium, while the Phillies won their series and clinched the National League East. Yes, the Mets will now begin their long offseason vacation along with the Marlins. Misery loves company and let the Mets fans be miserable.
So why do I hate the Mets? Truth be told, I hate all New York teams and their fans. Not all New Yorkers are obnoxious and stupid--just most of their sports fans. Just listen to Sid Rosenberg's crappy morning radio show and you'll know what I mean. Down here in South Florida, everybody is either from New York or Latin America. I'm from neither place. But few things give me more pleasure than watching New York teams piss all over themselves. The Mets collapse was a doozy.
Another reason I hate the Mets is almost the entire core of their roster is made up of former Marlins. At first base you've got Carlos Delgado. Move on down to second and you'll find Luis Castillo. In left field you'll find former 1997 Marlins World Series hero Moises Alou. And behind the plate you'll see Paul Lo Duca. Even Lo Duca's backup Ramon Castro is also a former Marlin. It's so ridiculous, the Marlins should call themselves the Triple A affiliate of the Mets. Don't worry Mets fans. Soon you will probably someday see Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera playing for your team over in Queens.
Just a month ago, the Mets were seven games ahead of the Phillies for first place in the NL East. Willie Randolph's team has committed one of the great choke jobs in recent baseball history. It may not be as bad as the 1964 Phillies or the 1978 Red Sox. But it is a collapse that Met fans will talk about for years. And while the Marlins series victory over the Mets isn't as big as winning the World Series in 1997 and 2003, it's almost as enjoyable seeing the Mets fail again--let alone fail so spectacularly. The Marlins will leave New York singing these lyrics, "Meet the Mets. Beat the Mets." Sounds like a catchy tune. I like it.