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Go New York, Go New York, Go!

Joyce MandelkernFriday, May 22, 2009
By Joyce Mandelkern

The one thing I have learned in my old age is never say never. In my younger days, I uttered the never word frequently, and specifically when it came to rooting for the other team in town. I would say there is no scenario that exists in which I could imagine rooting for the Yankees. In fact, when pressed, the only thing I could come up with is if they were playing the Nazis or Al- Qaeda. Seriously, folks, I'm not kidding. Leave it to the baseball gods to make me eat my words. I apparently have to root hard for the Yankees this weekend. Okay, maybe not hard, but enough for them to beat the Phillies. I do this with a heavy heart, but I do this nonetheless.

The bottom line is I love my Mets more than I hate the Yankees. I can't believe I just wrote that sentence. Truth be told, it's probably the Yankee fans I have more of a problem with than the team itself. That's a story for another post.

My beloved Metsies need some help right now and I'm not too proud to seek help when needed, where needed. I have allowed my mind to drift to a dark place in the last 4 games and Pete figuratively slapped me back to reality and told me I make him very angry when I tell him the season is over. He also tells me that it's a good thing that the Mets don't think like I do. He's right, of course. It still May and there is a lot of baseball to be played and it's not like we haven't had 4 game losing streaks before. The highs are too high and the lows are too low. I need to try to be more even keel and go with the flow - yeah right. A little help could never hurt though, no?

There is no way around this weekend, folks, if you love the Mets, you must be a Yankee fan till the Phillies leave the Bronx. I feel your pain, but in this case, the end does justify the means.

And let's try to collectively keep the faith that the team will again turn things around. Hopefully, the baseball gods have had their laugh and will move on and have their fun at some other team's expense. Have they forgotten what they put us through the last two seasons? Are they that heartless?? One last thought - after this weekend, as far as the Yankees go, all bets are off. Back to business as usual.

About Joyce: I am an insanely passionate die-hard Mets fan since 1962 who is also a season ticket holder and usually can't bear to look and buries her head in her hands or starts pacing when I'm home when things get tense...   Read More -->

Comments (7)

Joyce, I will try, but its even hard for me to watch them. My old Brooklyn Dodger days come back and even thou it was in black and white I remember seeing red. I know what your saying and agree but its going to be hard, medicine to swallow, the little bit of sugar is that the other team is the Phillies. I'll just keep putting on more sugar to help the medicine go down.

rev al - i must admit, now that the yankees lost and we won, i'm very happy - that will teach me to make a deal with the devil! no wonder i've had a bad migraine all day! i would've liked to pick up a game in the standings, but i'll take this any day! joyce

P.S. joyce, I hate the yankees more today then yesterday. They can't even beat the Phillies for us. Stupid Yanks.Booo, Medicine they lost.

I never thought I'd ever root for the Yankees either but it makes sense. The Yankees haven't won anything for almost a decade while the Phillies, fresh off their fluke championship last year, need to be put in their place.

Go yanks!

Joyce - Now we know how the Yankees felt during the 1986 World Series. Sox or Mets? Mets or Sox? Heh, heh...good times.

nostradennis - kinda like we felt when during yanks-braves, no?

The Mets are playing like the Baltimore Orioles. Their lack of power may be their downfall yet this season, but right now and have the fifth-best record in the National League. Now the Mets just need to work on their squeeze plays and be more patient. They’ve always been my favourite teams in MLB. Just read about them here:


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