In honor of this year’s first subway series & the start of inter-league play I wanted to reminisce a little bit about Subway Series’ Years Past. 

In 2007 or 2008, I went to a game that started with the Yankees scoring some runs, followed by the Mets scoring some runs, going back & forth a bit, and ultimate ending up in a Mets win. 

The Mets were riding pretty high that year, and needless to say we, the fans were all feeling pretty good.  Leaving the stadium en route to the subway Mets fans we jovial – laughing, talking about the game, etc.  Some big lug nut of a guy; probably 240 lbs of fast food slobbery wearing an oversized jersey and his Yankees hat like Joba does (FOLD THE FUCKING BRIM, DOUCHE BAG!) questions – in the dumbest sounding voice possible, “Yeah?  Well, who’s won 26 World Series?”

Now, I’m not going to argue that the Yankees have consistently put together good teams; great teams.  They’ve since added another ring to their collection of…jewelry.   Why is it, though that all he could muster was that question?  Is that the best Yankees fans can do?  It wasn’t the first time I’d heard it, so yes I am putting all Yankees fans into the same category – even my grandmother. 

Granted, it’s not as bad as when I heard the one Yankees fan on Jackie Robinson Day ask, “Why is everyone wearing Mo’s number?”  I don’t think anything could top that.

Who knows what will happen this year.  the Yankees have a better team than the Mets do, but this weekend The Mets have home field advantage, and based on last night’s game it looks like the hitting could be turning around.  The pitching, however is another story…

~Sam

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