The Mets just can't make the Front/Back pages no matter what they do! When all is lost for the Yanks, you can rest assured that someone, whether it be George S., Joe T, or now A-Rod, will do something to make it instead.
The most recent is the story about Alex possibly spending time with a blonde in cities other than New York. The horror! I'm not the NY Post, so I'm not going to pass judgement before the facts are in. IT'S GEPHARDT!!! Actually, I'm not going to pass judgement at all, because frankly, I don't give two shits about some guy, who I don't know, and his relationships. I'm not Newt Gingrich either...
But back to the Mets, and the fascination that this team does not get the respect it deserves: simmer down; they'll get it.
Here's why they don't right now.
The Yanks are failing, and it's not even June. No one cares THAT MUCH about baseball (and apparently sports with Anaheim and San Antonio carrying the water) in May/June. We're concerned with our summer plans, and of course, THE UFC :) No, but seriously, the failing Yanks are the story, hence the backpage. While the Mets are doing great, that's not really the story because it's too early. The Yanks season ending before people get half-day Fridays IS THE STORY. It's a story of two houses, and right now the Yankees house is burning to the ground, so like a fire, or an accident, everyone is watching. But come August, in all likelihood, the ground the house was built on will be nothing but char, and the owner of the land will be looking for a new builder for next season. The other house, the Mets house, is being built, from the groundup. While people do enjoy the building process, in a few weeks the Mets are going to have a new mansion. When the mansion is complete, everyone will want to take pictures of it, and come see what's inside. But right now, we're just putting up the wood, while the neighboring house is burning down.
Fire sells, and right now that's the front/back page. In a month the Mets will own New York baseball again...sometime after Roger Clemens does little to make an impact. Once Pedro comes back, and the Mets are clicking, no one will be talking Yankees. Just be patient...
And this from a Cubs fan.