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The rivalry resumes -- in Philadelphia

Posted on: April 30, 2009 3:34 pm
 
Right now, some Mets fans seem to hate their own team more than they hate any rival.

But go back to this spring, back when Mets fans still said they loved their team. Back then, they were talking about teams they hate -- and telling us that they now hate the Phillies more than they hate the Yankees.

"That's outstanding," Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels said. "That's great. This is what the National League needs, because I don't think the National League's really had a rivalry."

Cubs and Cardinals fans might dispute that. Giants fans, who spent the last three nights screaming "Beat LA!" might dispute it, too.

But if you said Phillies-Mets is the first big rivalry in the NL East, well, then it's hard to argue. The rivalry, which resumes Friday night at Citizens Bank Park (and also includes two games next Wednesday and Thursday at Citi Field) is becoming a good one.

"This is great," Hamels said. "It's the best thing any of us can ask for. Going there is exciting. Having them come here is exciting. In baseball, with 162 games, it can really drag. When a big series is coming up, you get new energy. This is what makes it fun. That's why players want to play either for us or for the Mets."

Hamels' next start is scheduled for Monday in St. Louis, so he won't face the Mets in this round, either in Philadelphia or in New York. He can watch, and maybe he can help us judge whether it's really true that Mets fans now boo a lot more than Phillies fans.
Category: MLB
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The rivalry resumes -- in Philadelphia




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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 5:50 am
 

The rivalry resumes -- in Philadelphia




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:07 am
 

The rivalry resumes -- in Philadelphia



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Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2009 4:28 pm
 

The rivalry resumes -- in Philadelphia

The original NL East already had a great rivalry: Phillies-Pirates.  And then MLB ruined it with realignment and imbalanced scheduling.



Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2009 5:12 pm
 

The rivalry resumes -- in Philadelphia

 I think the problem is that New York in general thinks its entitled to win everey year. To some extent that is a good thing.  But when some fans trash other teams accomplishments because they think they should always win then thats just makes them sound like a bunch of whiney bitches.


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