Originally Posted by 32green
Very simple; They beat Verlander tonight, Hughes shows some gumption....
Will I ever feel the same way I did in '77? No.
96 was close.... after that...diminishing returns.
Would I ever trade places with a Met fan who is relegated to pinching Yankee fans arses to "feel alive"?
I hear ya, 32....the '96 vintage Yanks were a special collection of players that built a dynasty. But as a baseball fan, I'd much rather root for the type of franchise Sandy Alderson and the Mets are trying to build now. The Mets are hamstrung by serious money issues, the result of the biggest financial fraud in history. Prior to that, the Wilpon's spent a helluva lot of money...just not very smartly. Although they came close in '06, they became professional choke artists bc Minaya never built a strong culture around the team. The Mets of the past 2 years have been fun to watch, and they're getting better...despite the records.
The 2012 Yankees are the most gutless baseball team i've ever witnessed. Beating up on teams in the regular season in a band box stadium with a bunch of 3 run homers...they're not built for playoff baseball- and the irony is that they're actually pitching well! They couldn't manufacture a run if their playoff lives depended on it....and it does.
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