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  • Can you be a Mets' and Yankee's Fan?

    I hope a moderator won't move this thread to the Yankee's or Mets' section because I think it is more of a general baseball question -- especially because it is centered in one of baseball's bastions.

    Before I started graduate school I was a reporter and sat right next to an editor who was a die-hard Yankee fan. Between yelling at each other over stories and other assorted nonsense, we occasionally talked baseball. He held the firm assertion that a person can not be a fan of both the Mets and Yankees.

    I disagree. Coming from New York, I grew up a Mets' fan but I grew to appreciate and even like the Yankees. To my editor this was blasphemy.

    What do you think? Can a person be Mets' and Yankee's fan at the same time?
    56
    No, it's Pinstripes all the way!
    5.36%
    3
    No, you must bleed Mets' blue!
    23.21%
    13
    Yes, why not?
    35.71%
    20
    Don't care. Hate 'em both. So don't care!
    35.71%
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    “I see great things in baseball.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #2
    no.

    we have the same problem in the bay area.

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    • #3
      I seriously don't care.

      Don't like em.

      Mets always get a big name(see Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, Paul Loduca) and they NEver win anything.

      As for the Yanks, a salary cap would knock them out!


      Who's for the salary cap?
      Competition is good.
      Cristobal

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      • #4
        Mets and Yankees is like Cubs and Sox
        Can you be a fan of both the teams
        NO!
        2007 World Series Prediction Chicago Cubs Win against Detroit Tigers

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        • #5
          I'll take a salary cap

          I'm for a salary cap. The Yanks were best when there were developing and keeping their own prospects: Mariano Rivera (Future Hall of Famer); Derek Jeter (Future Hall of Famer); Andy Petitte; Jorge Posada.

          Not to mention Nick Johnson, Eric Milton, Alfonso Soriano, Ted Lilly, all Yankee farmhands that were traded for big-money free agents.

          Funny how the Yanks have stopped winning World Series since they started buying up every slugger they could get to sign on the dotted line.
          “I see great things in baseball.”
          Walt Whitman

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wilkerson_rulz
            Mets always get a big name(see Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, Paul Loduca) and they NEver win anything..
            Delgado and Lo Duca have yet to play a single game for the Mets, you can't use them as an example for the Mets not winning.
            The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

            The A: No

            ***********My Rant on Bud Selig***********
            Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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            • #7
              Originally posted by baseball junkie
              I'm for a salary cap. The Yanks were best when there were developing and keeping their own prospects: Mariano Rivera (Future Hall of Famer); Derek Jeter (Future Hall of Famer); Andy Petitte; Jorge Posada.

              Not to mention Nick Johnson, Eric Milton, Alfonso Soriano, Ted Lilly, all Yankee farmhands that were traded for big-money free agents.

              Funny how the Yanks have stopped winning World Series since they started buying up every slugger they could get to sign on the dotted line.
              The Yanks look lost now.
              Just look at Nick Johnson, tearing it up in Washington.
              They are still searching for a 1B.
              Giambi will DH.
              The biggest mistake ever: YOU TRADED AWAY NICK JOHNSON!
              Last edited by wilkerson_rulz-06; 12-13-2005, 05:29 AM.
              Cristobal

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              • #8
                Ugh. Nope.

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                • #9
                  I don't see any reason that a true baseball fan can't be a follower of more than one team.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LarrySC
                    I don't see any reason that a true baseball fan can't be a follower of more than one team.
                    Who's saying that you can't?

                    If you don't like both the Mets and Yankess you are not a true baseball fan? :noidea

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                    • #11
                      It matters the situtation in Chicago I do not see it happening because there is a huge difference bewteen Cub and White Sox fans in the socio-economic sense in Chicago. In NY and LA the differences are just based on geography

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                      • #12
                        Though i do think that you have to be a fan of one, i know that my best friend is both a yankee and a met fan.

                        Now someone who is both a yankee and a red sox fan thats absurd.
                        Yankees '09

                        Arod, CC, AJ, DJ and Tex

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                        • #13
                          I know people who are fans of both teams in a few cities..it's not as unusual as some of you seem to think.
                          "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                          Carl Yastrzemski

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                          • #14
                            Any Yankees and Red Sox dual fanships out there?
                            The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

                            The A: No

                            ***********My Rant on Bud Selig***********
                            Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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                            • #15
                              Sorry, your editor was right. It is blasphemy. I never got the concept of rooting for two teams anyway. It's kinda akin to going out with two girls at once. Yeah, it might be a little fun at first but you'll never have as good a relationship as if you stick with just one. And rooting for both the Mets and Yanks is like dating two girls who are neighbors and want to claw each other's eyes out every time they see each other.

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