Archive for March 19th, 2009

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Mets Rumors & News

The Mets and Phillies hate each other. Finally. It took about 45 years for these division rivals to work up a good antipathy for each other, and it’s about time. For years, Philadelphians hated the Phillies more than New Yorkers did. Players of today are way too friendly with each other, with their loyalty to the player’s union seeming to come before all others. Ty Cobb would be rolling over in his grave if he saw the breezy way the players act toward each other. Frank Robinson’s rolling over in his recliner as we speak. At long last we’ve got some good old-fashioned hatred.

The Mets steamrolled over the Phillies in 2006, and then the following spring training Jimmy Rollins shot off the “We’re the Team to Beat” slogan heard round the world. He proved to be right, as the Phils won the division, due to the Mets’ collapse heard round the world. Last spring training, Carlos Beltran said, “Tell Jimmy Rollins we’re the team to beat this year.” He was …

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