There is no trophy for being a “spoiler” and while I would much rather have my Marlins in the playoffs, eliminating the Mets from contention, in their very final game at Shea Stadium is perhaps the greatest feat of our 2008 season.
Don’t get me wrong, the Mets have some great players that I am a fan of (David Wright, Carlos Delgado) but it is their fans who I have a problem with. Not all of them, of course. My team was in first for almost the entire first half of the season but you didn’t see me gloat and/or talk trash about the opposition.
Unfortunately, that is something the Mets fans love to do. There was not a prettier sight than seeing those same, loud & obnoxious New Yorkers being brought close to tears by baseball nomad, Wes Helms and Mets whipping boy, Dan Uggla late in their final game of the year.
This is just one of the many reasons I avoided attending any games this season versus the Mets. I just couldn’t handle all the mostly New York crowd ragging on my Marlins and bragging about how much better New York is. Here’s a question for you guys…if New York is such an amazing place to live—why the hell did you come to Florida? Oh, because it’s better. If Florida is such a terrible place, take I-95 North back to your rat-infested origin. No one here is going to miss you. 😉
Here is just an example of what us Marlins fans had to put up with: