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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Quote of the Day"I don't have hate for Philly exactly -- they are like our redheaded stepchild. It's like a nothing city. It's just insignificant in comparison to New York."
-- Michael Stewart, random Yankees fan quoted in an article that brings the Phillies' hate like nothin' you're going to see today. I'm guessing that the Philly retort will come tomorrow, either in the form of a companion article in the Inquirer or via a mob hit or something.
A lot of us wanted to see at least one of the L.A. teams in this thing because of the contrast in styles and the weather and all of that. But really, it had to be New York-Philly to get this kind of trash talk going, and I for one am thrilled with it.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 1:12pm
The smack talk is and will continue to be pretty good. I actually prefer this quote if you click through to the article titled “Phanatic a pain in the mascot” (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/phanatic_pain_in_the_mascot_uLR853tvv8O0LG5pIDg4oO)
“Mr. Met is even better than that—and Mr. Met is retarded”
It is great anytime the Mets can get hit with some shrapnel!
(Sorry in advance if this detours to a discussion about the word “retard”...http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/shysterball/article/rethinking-retarded/)
Posted 10/27 at 01:28 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
No worries, IB. “retarded” is a word I personally decided not to use going forward, but it’s not banned here or anything. And it’s certainly acceptable for quoting purposes.
Posted 10/27 at 01:36 PM
If it wasn’t for Philly and Boston, New Yorkers would all be speaking Dutch right now.
Posted 10/27 at 02:01 PM
Aaron Moreno said...
It’s times like this that I remember that I don’t give a **** about the northeast, with its tiny states and multiple accents and snow.
Posted 10/27 at 02:06 PM
Ah yes, in our New York Overlord’s eyes we are all nothing city’s. Now let us all bow and crow them champions of the universe.
Posted 10/27 at 02:07 PM
Did anyone catch last Thursday’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?” The Phanatic whooped Green Man’s ass!
Posted 10/27 at 02:09 PM
Wooden U. Lykteneau said...
All’s I can say is that this is what makes I-84 so appealing: You don’t have deal with either city.
Posted 10/27 at 03:16 PM
Lived in suburban Philly in ‘75 so attended Phillies games and came up to see the Yankees when possible. Don’t know which venue was worse, not even counting droppings from the Phanatic or Mr. Met.
Posted 10/27 at 03:27 PM
I’ve enjoyed Philadelphia every time I’ve gone, but I can’t help but agree with Michael up there. Philly is sorta like New York…except less so in every conceivable way. There’s just no point to it existing.
Posted 10/27 at 03:38 PM
Michael Stewart Rules! Philly Sucks!
Posted 10/27 at 04:30 PM
Michael - DC said...
philliesws09 is a complete idiot. Salary Cap? Not making the playoffs? The Philadelphia Public School System via philliesws09 Mother’s Basement ladies and gentleman!
Posted 10/27 at 04:35 PM
Dick Allen said...
I’ve enjoyed Philadelphia every time I’ve gone, but I can’t help but agree with Michael up there. Philly is sorta like New York…except less so in every conceivable way.
Umm, I grew up in Philadelphia, & have lived in New York for 16 years. Philly is nothing like New York. Oh, except that they’re both bigger than Trenton. Seriously, wtf?
Posted 10/27 at 05:08 PM
As long as we’re “umm"ing “WTF"ing things, what does Trenton have to do with it?
I don’t think I was able to get my point across accurately: although I certainly wouldn’t agree with you that “they’re nothing like one another,” as they’re both large cities in the Northeast, I didn’t mean to say that they’re identical or something. Philly can’t quite seem to decide if it wants to be a Metropolis, like New York, or a charming little city like Boston. Both of those places are at least dedicated to what makes them attractive destinations. Philly’s a weird middle child stuck in between - too big to be particularly charming, but not culturally significant enough to be a world city.
Posted 10/27 at 06:02 PM
“not culturally significant”
there’s a 1/4 mile radius around Independence Hall that has more American “cultural significance” than you’ll find in the entire rest of the country.
Posted 10/27 at 07:30 PM
Aaron Moreno said...
George, I heard they took that Rocky statue down.
Posted 10/27 at 08:19 PM
Simon DelMonte said...
Surely all of us New Yorkers and all of the Philadelphians can find an end to this nonsense. And work together to make fun of Chicago.
Posted 10/27 at 08:53 PM
Jim C said...
And dopes like the original poster wonder why so many people hate NYC and all of their sports teams, especially the Yankees. Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Microsoft. They have the most money, they always outspend everyone else, and except for a few classy guys, are mostly arrogant assholes. I’d root for Satan himself and the demons of hell against the Yankees. Go Phils!
Posted 10/27 at 09:49 PM
I like the Microsoft update to the old adage that said rooting for the Yankees was like rooting for U.S. Steel. Me, I liken it to rooting for the Roman Empire.
And my fellow Philadelphia fans will be happy if Ryan Howard and Co. act like the Visigoths.
Posted 10/28 at 01:00 AM
RP: Visigoths will do nothing to help Philly’s barbarian reputation. Batteries, indeed.
I will point out that Philly has a superior BYOB (out of necessity, since the liquor laws ‘round here are batshit crazy) and a better beer scene (between the local breweries and the sheer volume and quality of imports) than New York.
This said, I, like, many others, do like New York for it’s enormity and density and all that, but prefer the quirks of my own home for year-round time spent.
Oh, damn. I’m not very good at this trash-talk thing, am I?
Posted 10/28 at 08:00 AM
Richard Dansky said...
Ahh, Yankee Stadium, the only ballpark on earth where they roll out the TARP for the seats behind home plate instead of the tarp for the field when it rains. Where Kekich and Petersen will throw out each others’ first balls. Where they remembered to bring the rotting concrete over from the old Yankee Stadium but forgot to bring the seats. Where Suzyn Waldman cries herself to sleep every night, clutching an old Roger Clemens baseball card with one needle puncture in it.
(How’s that for a start?)
Posted 10/28 at 09:01 AM
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