Phillies Head To The Big Apple

After sweeping a short two-game set with the Cardinals by posting a 10-7 win last night, the Phillies head east to New York for another two-game set against the Mets.

Ugh, the Mets.

While I don’t like to use the word “hate,” let’s just say that I “strongly dislike” the Mets.

Why? Just because. Because they’re the Mets. Because they’re annoying. Because I can.

1) Jose Reyes

I can’t put into words exactly why, but I find him to be truly annoying. He even tried to jump out of the frame, just to ruin my picture:


2) David Wright’s shoes

I don’t think he actually wears this particular style anymore, but they remind me of the spats I had to wear in my high school’s marching band:


3) Premature proclamations of grandeur

On August 12, 2007 I made a foray into Enemy Territory to visit Shea Stadium as part of the stadium quest. The Phillies weren’t even there that day; the Mets were hosting the Marlins. Anyway, we bought drinks in these souvenir cups:


See what they say around the bottom? “Your season has come.” I have one word for that: NOT!

Granted, at the time the Mets were 3 games up on the second-place Phillies, and would get as much as 7 games up as late as September 12. But we all know what happened after that.

[Hmm, September 12 just happens to be my birthday. Coincidence?]

4) Blue and orange

It’s just not a good color combination. Not at all.

5) The new Citi Field logo

Even Mets fans have pointed out that it resembles the Domino’s Pizza logo:



6) Mr. Met

mr_met.jpgAn obvious derivative of Cincinnati’s Mr. Red. Mr. Red has been around since 1955, Mr. Met only since 1962.

An interesting side note: according to, Mr. Red is now “retired” and was spending time in Sarasota in 2008. This would explain why we ran into him during a Florida State League game in Clearwater last year:


7) The Home Run Apple

Shea’s Apple was starting to look pretty beat up:


so a brand spankin’ new, bigger, heavier, shinier Apple has been constructed for Citi Field:


Since the appearance of the Apple means that a Met has hit a home run, I am asking the Phillies to please, please take a (metaphoric) bite out of the apple, and keep it from raising its shiny little leaf into my view!

Alas, Chan Ho Park is taking the mound for the Phils tonight, while the Mets are countering with Johan Santana. Logically, this does not look good for the Phillies. But maybe I can use my typographically-challenged voodoo doll, and give Santana a nasty case of “atmlltes foot”!


Photo credits:

Jose Reyes, David Wright, cups, Mr. Met, old apple, and voodoo doll are all by me;
Mr. Red by my 7-year-old daughter (her first credit!);
new apple by Wenig/AP 




    Sue, I’m glad you don’t like the Mets. I know you are not a Sox fan but as a Philly girl transplanted to MA I am “obligated” to hate the Yankees. So at least we have that “I don’t heart NY” thing in common! Haha. Thanks for keeping me up to date on the Phils.

    I don’t think that Mr. Red or Mr. Met hold a candle to the Phanatic.

    I really enjoy your blog. Oh and I did find our picture. 🙂

  2. Kaybee

    I don’t really like the Mets either. They’re a New York team, you know? Plus the Padres have played a lot of intense games with them. I think it’s really cool that we won the first game in Citi though 🙂

  3. Jane Heller

    How funny that you and Jenn both invoked the word “voodoo” for the Mets series, Sue! As a rooter for the other Big Apple team, I don’t have a problem with the actual apple. I love New York. And David Wright seems like a decent enough guy. I can see how Reyes would get on your nerves though.

  4. diamonddiva

    Domino’s logo = Citi Field inaugural season logo… so true!! As for Mr. Met — I remember when the Mets came to Baltimore to play the Orioles in the first season of interleague play, Mr. Met made the trip too. As he pranced across the field at Oriole Park, the Oriole Bird chased him down and proceeded to whack at that big baseball head with a plastic wiffle ball bat. It was hilarious!

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