Mecca wrote:Don't know why Mets fans have such anguish against Yankees and their fan base. I'm a Yankees fan through and through, but like to see the Mets winning more than any team I'm not a fan of in the metropolitan area. Baseball is a different sport in that regard, in my opinion. I really like what Sandy is building.
mecca im not saying you were that type of fan but lets not kid ourselves yankee fans made it unbearable to be a mets fans in the mid 90's all the way up until like 2012...growing up in that era you grew up with a lot of yankee fans that threw it in your face that the yankees were the greatest and the mets sucked. Every year championship or bust when we were stuck in hell.
It isn't even like a Giants vs Jets thing its way worse than that. The Giants have had a lot of success but still relative to the rest of the NFL they are a good franchise but have more humble sense that I have noticed because as a Giants fan its the only championship I've seen. So I see it from both perspectives.
I know a lot of Jets fan that don't hate the Giants but I know a lot of Mets fans that hate the Yankees because of the mantra that give off that they are better then you...again not saying the yankees shouldn't give you that sense because 27 championships vs the next closest at 11...its not even fair.
I think its a more fan to fan type of hate/jealousy where it started and I think it is more directed at the 30 year old yankee fan that basically has never seen losing up until these past few years and Mets fans are enjoying the smack down to reality.
The yankees will be fine though with the addition of young talent, it will just take a little bit of time to build up that pitching staff. I think the Mets fans are just relishing for the first time in a very long time its a Mets town currently...just let us have our moment. We do need to cap it off with a championship though to really stake claim.