As many of you faithful readers of my blog know, I love those "Letter to the Editor" columns in the local papers here. More times than not they are filled with letters from clueless nitwits with screwball opinions. Over the last couple of days, Yankee fans are venting their denial over their beloved team's big time postseason flop with really hilarious letters in the local tabloids here. I highlighted one such letter yesterday in the New York Post. So now it's the Daily News' turn.
Here's another beauty:
Massapequa, L.I.: To Voicer Mike Colasanti: When your Metsies win 10 straight division titles, make the playoffs 10 straight years and win four World Series in those 10 years, you will grab the headlines from that other team. Until then, the Metsies will always be second place in New York.
Yet another Yankee fan with his head in the sand. If the Mets win the World Series this year, this town will absolutely explode with delight. The Mets first title in 20 years would be special, and it also would pour more salt into the wounds of Yankee fans. The fine former Daily News sportswriter Phil Pepe always said that New York is and was a National League baseball town, and he's right. The Mets don't need to win "four World Series in ten years" to not be the second team in town. (And get your facts straight too, pal. The Yankees have actually won nine division titles in a row, not ten.)
Wake up Mr. Ascher. The Yankees are well on their way to second status in this city. (It runs in cycles here in New York, and another cycle is about to happen, if it hasn't occurred already.) They are an old team on the way down, and the Mets are on their way up. A World Series championship will solidify that. Even if the Mets don't win this year, the Yankees time on top in New York is over.
Get used to it.