Mets vs. Yanks: Who Do You Love?

In his post below, SF makes the outrageous suggestion that the New York Mets, those bedraggled denizens of Shea—talk about squalid surroundings—might be more lovable than our dear Bombers. We say this: baloney! And a head-to-head comparison proves the case, hands down. For the record:

Catcher:
Lo Duca: See The Post for all the grim details
Posada: Gamer. Family guy
Edge: Yanks, hands down

First:
Carlos Delgado: Hates America
Jason Giambi: Apolgy King, Comeback Kid
Edge: Yanks

Second:
Jose Valentin: This week, anyway
Robinson Cano: Robi!
Edge: Yanks

Short:
Jose Reyes: Cute
Derek Jeter: MVP
Edge: Yanks

Third:
David Wright: Fading Fast!
A-Rod: Comin’ on Strong!
Edge: We’ll give on this—Even

Left:
Endy Chavez: Seriously? Endy Chavez?
Melky Cabrera: Leche!
Edge: Yanks

Center:
Carlos Beltran: Great player
Johnny D: Love-O-Meter in the red
Edge: Yanks

Right:
Cliff Floyd: Always injured
Bobby Abreu: Always smiling (and on base)
Edge: Yanks

Pitcher 1:
Randy: Not our best moment…
Pedro: When he’s healthy….
Edge: Mets

Pitcher 2:
Moose: Mooooose!
Glavine: Snoooooze
Edge: Yanks

Pitcher 3:
Chien-Ming Wang: Taiwanese National Hero
Steve Trachsel: Snoooooze II
Edge: Yanks

Closer:
Mo: The Original.
Billy: Not the Original
Edge: Yanks

Bench
Shawn Green: Jewish
Bernie: Berns!
Edge: Even

Manager:
Joe: Sainted
Willie: See ya at Subway.
Edge: Yanks.

So our survey makes it official: the Yanks are NY’s most lovable team. Holla.

18 comments… add one
  • This makes me love those plucky Mets even more. They just can’t get a break! LOL at Apology King.

    airk September 4, 2006, 4:40 pm
  • I love it when the edge goes to a first baseman who the best you can say about him is that he probably didn’t lie to a Grand Jury. And that he might have stopped cheating. Hollaback, YF.

    SF September 4, 2006, 6:39 pm
  • Clearly there’s some bias involved. Why shouldn’t an unbiased observer who hates both teams — say, a Red Sox fan like myself — judge?
    Catcher:
    Lo Duca: Scumbag
    Posada: Less than a Scumbag
    Edge: Yanks
    First:
    Carlos Delgado: Hates America
    Jason Giambi: Cheater
    Edge: Even
    Second:
    Jose Valentin: Survived battle with nemesis John
    Robinson Cano: Was “injured” and couldn’t play in the All-Star Game. Just Robi being Robi, I guess.
    Edge: Even
    Short:
    Jose Reyes: Young and exciting
    Derek Jeter: Old and overrated
    Edge: Mets
    Third:
    David Wright: Should not have played in the Home Run Derby
    A-Rod: Should not have played for the New York Yankees
    Edge: Mets
    Left:
    Endy Chavez: Awesome first name.
    Melky Cabrera: Awesome first name made annoying by spelling-impaired New Yorkers
    Edge: Mets
    Center:
    Carlos Beltran: Great player in all facets of the game
    Johnny “Three Bounce” Damon: Great traitor (you know the line, looks like Jesus, acts like Judas, throws like… yeah, you know the line).
    Edge: Mets
    Right:
    Cliff Floyd: Long-term potential
    Bobby Abreu: Long-term headache
    Edge: Mets
    Pitcher 1:
    Randy Johnson: One of the best pitchers of the past 30 years
    Pedro Martinez: THE best pitcher of the past 30 years
    Edge: Mets
    Pitcher 2:
    Mike Mussina: Not going to the Hall of Fame
    Tom Glavine: Going to the Hall of Fame
    Edge: Mets
    Pitcher 3:
    Chien-Ming Wang: Awaiting the invitable decline into mediocrity
    Steve Trachsel: Already mediocre, and he can’t pronounce his own name
    Edge: Yanks
    Closer:
    Mariano Rivera: Part of Red Sox’ fans fondest memories
    Billy Wagner: Means nothing.
    Edge: Yanks
    Manager:
    Joe Torre: Classy
    Willie Randolph: Um, OK.
    Edge: Yanks.
    That’s 8-4 Mets with two draws. I expect no further discussion.

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 6:46 pm
  • Speaking of sex and gambling vices, I would say that Derek Jeter is a bookie problem away from being Paul LoDuca. But then again I’m biased.

    SF September 4, 2006, 6:49 pm
  • I’m sure after the most incredible choke job in the history of sports, Yankee fans weere magnanimous enough to turn around and root for Boston, SF. Let’s give them a little credit.
    What?

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 6:49 pm
  • Wrong thread. :-P

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 6:49 pm
  • hey YF thats the funniest crap i read all year.

    TJ September 4, 2006, 6:59 pm
  • Paul, what incredible choke are you referring to? The ’06 Red Sox entire month of August?

    Brian YF September 4, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • The ’06 Red Sox entire month of August?
    This wasn’t a choke. It was many terrible things, but it certainly wasn’t a choke.

    SF September 4, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • OK, how about I get specific: dropping five straight games to the Yankees, at home, PRE-injuries, to put themselves out of playoff contention for good? Is that less of a choke than the ’04 playoffs?

    Brian YF September 4, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • pre injuries? Varitek? Nixon?
    Tavarez pitching into the 7th before allowing a run, shows just how important Varitek is behind the plate.

    TJ September 4, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • I am never surprised at how smug Yankees fans get when the threat is gone.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 4, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Varitek + Nixon < Matsui + Sheffield. I am never surprised at how bad Sox fans are at losing, even though they do it so often.

    Brian YF September 4, 2006, 11:32 pm
  • Now I feel bad for kicking the fans when they’re down. Love this site – have just noticed a long-running sourness/lack of humor on the part of the SFs and felt some need to return in kind.

    Brian YF September 4, 2006, 11:46 pm
  • Quote from I’m Bill McNeal:
    I am never surprised at how smug Yankees fans get when the threat is gone.
    That needs to be a shirt. That is my new signature for my work emails. Thank you.

    Brad September 5, 2006, 12:08 am
  • “Varitek + Nixon < Matsui + Sheffield." Varitek, Nixon and Wakefield > Matsui and Sheffield.
    Heck, Varitek + Wakefield > Matsui + Sheffield.
    I’m never surprised at how arrogant Yankee fans are about winning. You’d think 2004 would have taught you better.

    Paul SF September 5, 2006, 12:32 am
  • Brian:
    The Sox got creamed by the Yankees, injuries or not. But they didn’t choke: they were an inferior team. I am sorry that that admission is insufficient to please you and your ridiculous blowhardism.

    SF September 5, 2006, 6:26 pm
  • Still, I stand that somebody needed to spew some vitriol to equal what comes out of SF’s writing, since the YF hosts have too good a sense of humor to return it.

    Brian YF September 5, 2006, 10:27 pm

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