Monday, August 24, 2009

NY Mets, Phillies Rivarly Never Gets Old

by Kevin Whitehead

About 100 miles away from New York and Philadelphia, there is a grudge between the scripted Mets logo and the star spangled Phillies. They just don't mix.

In 2006, New York won the season series 11-7 and finished 12 games ahead of the second place Phillies. This was the first time both teams we're legitimate contenders until the latter part of the season.

The Mets went all the way to the National League Championship Series but lost to the eventual World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Little did the Mets know that the game ending 12-6 curveball from closer Adam Wainwright was the last sniff of the postseason they would get for the next two years.

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