Mets v. Yankees is not a real rivalry now. Can we just accept that?

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I would like address this issue. I love the New York Mets. For years, I’ve had Yankees fans approach me and say “The Yankees are better than the Mets.” Any mildly rational person would respond, “Well, yes, fine sir, they are”.

This whole Subway Series inter-league rivalry nonsense is just that – nonsense. Can we stop pretending it’s some epic battle between hated rivals? There hasn’t been any real juice since Piazza-Clemens. The Mets haven’t won a World Series in twenty-four years. Making comments about salary differentials is just sour grapes. Enough.

Even though the Mets took two out of three games this time from the Yankees, can anybody say that a team with Reyes, Wright, Beltran, Santana, and Bay is better than A-Rod, Jeter, Teixeira, Cano, and Posada, Sabathia, and Rivera? Am I pleased that Johan outpitched CC? Sure. Does that have any bearing on the overall alleged rivalry? Zero.

The Mets have spent more time discussing how to be near .500, while the Yankees are often pondering resting players to prepare themselves for the playoffs.

Can we just stop it already?

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Site of the Week: ESPN New York

ESPN New York

As ridiculous as it seems to be “sharing” an ESPN website you “might not know about”, ESPN has just gone public with a website centered just around New York sports, as it has with other cities.

What’s cool is they’re asking us to tell them what we want to see on the site.

From their website:

Here’s the thing: At ESPNNewYork.com, we don’t care what they think in Boston, or in Chicago, or in L.A. We care what people think down the block, around the corner, in East Flatbush, in Astoria, in St. George, on the D train or the B61 bus — and in Westchester, North Jersey and on Long Island, too.

We care what you think. So if you’re a New York fan, tell us where you live or where you come from — especially if it’s in the New York metro area — and give us a piece of your mind. We want to know if the Yankees really own this town, if the Mets are bigger on the Island, if you like Sanchez better than Eli, and if you care that the Nets are about to do the bridge-and-tunnel hop.

This is the 2010 New York Sports Census. Put up or shut up.

This should be fun. Share your thoughts with ESPN.

Enjoy the site. Hope it lives up to expectations.

This week’s site of the week: ESPN New York

To quote Brian Regan, “Go my favorite sports team!”