Accept The Phillies Mets Challenge

Richard Marsh@RichardMarshSenior Analyst IDecember 15, 2008

In answering constant comments about the trash talk between the Phillie's fans and the Mets' faithful, I made a challenge to one of my counterparts down the Jersey Turnpike. Here it is, real easy, not complicated. Whoever wins will have something to really gloat about and have the evidence forever to be seen by all.

We're talking about the 2009 NL East crown because frankly that is what's at stake. If the Phillies should do it for the third straight year (and you all know how difficult that was for me to write) then all Mets fans who write on The Bleacher Report will have to wear Phillies apparel for one full week and have themselves photographed in places we all will recognize.

For me living in Las Vegas, I agree to have the photo in front of the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign in a Phillies uniform, which by the way is the most photographed sign in the world. Then I will certainly do the same thing in front of the New York, New York  Hotel and Casino which is right in front of the ESPN Zone.  Coincidentally, this happens to be located right under the replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. For me that's a fate worse than death.

However, what I expect is Phillies fans to do when they lose is to have themselves photographed in Mets blue and orange at the entrance of Citizen's Bank Park, on the top step at the Franklin Institute and in front of Geno's and Pat's Steaks. For those who agree we will post those photos on the Bleacher Report by the start of the 2009 World Series.

Now let's see who will put their photo where their mouth is.