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The Yankees are coming to Flushing this weekend, and our Mets are in great shape to lose each game by 10 runs a piece. We do have a struggling ball club.
But before this weekend's festivities, or butchering take place I just want to state one thing for the record.
It takes strength to be a Mets fan.
Maybe not as much as it does to be a Pirates fan, or a Kansas City Royal fan, but those two teams don't have to share a city with the Yankees or Yankee fans.
Given those circumstances, it may take more strength to be a Mets fan than any other fan in the league. No other fan knows what it's like to share a city with the Yankees, baseball's Goliath, the team from beyond Major League Baseball; a team made up entirely of top dollar free agent All Stars.
So, on the eve of what could be a weekend of humiliating baseball, a pummeling by our arch rivals, the Yankees, take comfort in knowing that it takes strength to be a Mets fan, while being a Yankee fan is... easy. No big deal. It's painless. Cake and cookies.
I heard it once said that a Yankee win is just that, a win. But a Met win, an underdog win, is inspirational. It transcends sport, into life; something that helps us all believe in our own potential.
So to all you Mets fans out there this weekend, wearing orange and blue is a symbol of having the strength to side with the little guy, number 5, David. Not Goliath.