A New York Mets Fan Giving the Philadelphia Phillies Some Respect

Mike KentSenior Writer IFebruary 22, 2009

This is going to be the most painful article I have ever written, but it needs to be written. Here it goes: The Phillies deserve credit and respect from all of baseball, and mostly from the Mets.

Yes, I know if you are a Mets' fan then that is hard to say. The Phillies won the World Series last year and therefore are the better team, at least for now.

It bothers me that lots of Met fans come up with lame excuses as to why the Mets were better than the Phillies last year like. "JC Romero is a cheater," and "we would have won if we had one more reliever," or, "who cares, it was the worst World Series ever."

Well, the fact is, the Mets did not have another relief pitcher, and JC is not the only reason they won. You can't say anything about the great players that lead the Phillies to the World Series win.

And the World Series may not have been the best for Met fans or the rest of baseball, but I bet it was something special for the Phillies' fans. And they should not give a crap about what we think.

Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge, and Chase Utley lead the Phillies to the amazing win. And the Mets lost the NL East and the wild card because they were not consistent, the Phillies were.

And even if the Mets do have more talent then the Phillies, it does no matter. The Yankees have the best talent in baseball and they did not win the World Series in eight years, are they the best team in baseball?

No, they are not.

And yes, I know I write lots of articles saying the Mets will win the NL East this season and I stand behind that; but I have never taken anything away from there great run last season.

So once again, great season, great run and great win Phillies. 2008's best team in baseball.

And Mets' fans, give the Phillies some respect. They deserve it.


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