And this guy is apparently paid for the words he writes.
“Mets are a national punchline” by John Gonzalez on Philly.com.
Here’s his second paragraph…
I was watching the Phils hammer the Astros when an out-of-town score popped up on the screen. The Mets were up big against the Marlins. Manuel was right about learning something. I learned that the Mets still play baseball. They have not disbanded. Wild.
HAHAHA. You’re so funny, “Gonzo”!
Thankfully, actual on-field competition - or, rather, the lack thereof - between the two teams has never hindered the fan base here from hating the Mets or their fans. That's always been the main draw when the (not-so) Amazin's play the Fightin's. The Mets don't have to be good or even mediocre for you to loathe them and delight in their misery. If anything, curb- stomping them while they're down is just as enjoyable - if not more so. And here's the best part: Philadelphians aren't the only ones doing it now.
Ah, yes. Curb-stomping. How eloquent.
The rest is here. Read at your own risk.
At least some of the comments are level headed.