“I know you have to go back to the late 80s, but it wasn’t a Yankee city when I started here. It was the Mets. If the Mets win, people will come out of the woodwork. I’ve seen it happen . . . There’s a still sleeping giant in New York called the National League fan. There are a lot of people who followed the New York Giants that are still alive. There are a lot of people who still consider New York a National League city.”I remember that, as I suppose many of you do too (ShysterBall readers skew older, I think). It was also expressed artistically in "Seinfeld." If you watch the early episodes, all the references were to the Mets. That whole Costanza working for the Yankees thing and Larry David's Steinbrenner imitation didn't show up until later in the run.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
New York: National League City
That's what David Cone says to BATS' Jack Curry anyway: