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.


scott said...

yeah it was great pleasure watching the mets lose not only to the marlins but other sucky teams. the marlins were just the last team they played so its stated that the marlins knocked when the mets out of the playoffs. after the mets took 3 of 4 from the marlins last weekend the mets lost 3 to the NATS and 1 to the CARDS. other bad teams. there is a perspective in sports that a team gets knocked out of the playoffs by another team. thats not really the case in any of the major sports.only in the postseason can one knock one out of the playoffs. they got swept 4 games to the PHillies. thats probaly when they were knocked out of the playoffs.

scott said...

even with this great collapse any team is in a better position than the Marlins. this team really disgressed from last years team. i think those days of winning a world series every 5 years might be over. it seems like they are not making the right decision in the front office like they did years back. years back, they would trade one good player for three or 4 good players.

MiamiSouthPaw said...


The truth is the Marlins have been one of the luckiest sports franchises of all time. They've only had two winning seasons ever. Both times they've won the World Series.

The Marlins still haven't won a division title, but have two world series titles. Go figure

scott said...

its amazing what the rockies and phillies did to catch those teams in front of them. all everyone is talkin about is the mets collapse. the media loves to concentrate on the negative not the positive.