By Mike Steffanos
I owe you all a post on the last two games of this series, but I have to run out of here in a few minutes for a much-needed night out. Before I go, I just wanted to weigh in on a couple of things.
I have a missing person's report out for the Phillies fans that emailed or left obscene comments (removed) after Tuesday night's loss. Seriously, where are you guys? Let's talk now.
All kidding aside, I know Mets fans do this sometimes with Phillies blogs -- probably right now. Mets fan or Philly fan, if you're not going to face the music when it doesn't go right for your team, get lost. We had a word for folks that like to dish it out but not take it when I was growing up -- punks.
To the Times' William Rhoden: where are you now? It's easy to jump on a team when they have a tough loss and throw out all kinds of ridiculous accusations when a team is down. I know you're a Yankee's fan, but you're supposed to have some objectivity. Instead, you just seemed determined to endlessly defend Willie Randolph and blame everyone else involved with the Mets for Willie's firing. Maybe the Times' sports editor should show some leadership and stop allowing you to indulge your biased obsession in this matter.
The Mets learned the hard way in 2007 that what you were able to accomplish the season before doesn't carry over unless you bring it. Some of the folks who thought the Phillies could just walk on the field and the Mets would fall over for them are learning the same thing.
Two straight series against the Phillies. Both times the Mets lose a heartbreaker in the opener despite a strong performance from Santana. Something like that would have buried them deep last season. This season their record in the other five games of both series is 5-0. Seems like some leadership is coming from somewhere, doesn't it?