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
An 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 reds.com, 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”!
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