The Yankees took two games out of three from the Mets this weekend, as we should have expected, and to me, it felt just like any series. I’m sure this sentiment is one that’s been echoed a lot around the Internet, but I’m going to throw my two cents in here after not chiming in much over the weekend.
The Subway Series isn’t a bore by any stretch. It’s baseball; how could it be boring? But, it’s definitely lost the luster it used to have, as has Interleague Play in general. The league officials, though, obviously say different and there’s no way IP is going anywhere any time soon. At the end of the day, I guess it doesn’t bother me all that much. I think it’s cool to see different teams I don’t normally see, but sometimes watching NL baseball is freaking torturous. But, I think I am a bit over the appeal of playing the Mets six times every year. Frankly, I’d rather they just play three times. If IP is going to keep going on, I’d rather see an extra team one time than the Mets twice.
It’s a big deal for New York and all but do the results really change anything? Until the Mets start winning consistently, New York is always going to be a Yankee-centric city. Sure, I guess one year bragging rights would be cool, but one win is still one win; you don’t get extra points for beating a “rival.” Maybe that’s where the difference is: I don’t consider the Mets a rival to the Yankees. They may be from the same city and they may compete for headlines and back pages and all that good stuff, but they are not rivals. They play in different leagues and aside from six games, they don’t have any effect on each other. I don’t hate the Mets, either. I may laugh at their folly like most others do, but I also root for them to win. Things are better when both New York teams are playing well and it makes the summer more fun. If not for the Yankees, I’d say most of us would be Mets fans anyway, right?
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