Question #80: Meet the Mets, Beat the Mets
This post is part of what was the Spirit of America Ask a Blogger challenge, a challenge in which I am woefully behind. All the previous questions are in one happy place.
Disclaimer: This is meant as no offense to two of my favorite Mets fans. There are exceptions to every rule. By the way, Mr. Crank is celebrating his fourth blogging/baseball writing anniversary today. That's like, elderly, in internet years. Go say congrats.
This seems like an appropriate time to answer question #80:
You always say that your Mets rivalry is different than your Boston rivalry. Explain.
This is easy.
- Boston Red Sox fans have a sense of humor. Mets fans - for obvious reasons - don't.
- You can discuss baseball with a Sox fan. A Mets fan will only discuss for about ten seconds before he threatens your life with a broken beer bottle.
- The Sox have a nice stadium and classy uniforms. The Mets stadium looks like a giant toilet bowl and their uniforms belong in a cartoon. It's much easier to make fun of the Mets.
- The Mets have the worst theme song and the dumbest mascot ever created. Again, parody availability is endless.
Oh, wait. I've been sidetracked into writing about why the Mets are easier to make fun of. Let me try again.
It is much easier to maintain a rivarly with a team that can actually compete with you. Rivalries against teams that will be 67 games behind yours in the standing two weeks into the season are just not worth it.
Other reasons I harbor much hatred towards the Mets:
Gary Carter, George Foster, Howard Johnson, Keith Hernandez, Len Dykstra, Roger McDowell, Doug Sisk, Lee Mazilli and 1980's era Strawberry, Gooden and Cone. Old shit? Yes, but rivalries run deep. Oh, it started before that. Way before that. Approach me with the phrase You Gotta Believe and I'll vomit in your Mets cap.
So, about that Mr. Met? Why make a mascot that just begs to have his head smacked in?