If you are a baseball fan New York is a great place to be. We’ve got two teams to watch, a million channels to watch them on, and a million places to read about them. One of the more trashier places to read about them is in the NY Post.
Personally, I read the post everyday, but it is more because I read everything I can get my hands on and they do have some good writers. But occasionally they really show off their tabloid side and with the entire city anticipating the World Series they are running on all cylinders.
I don’t know if there are many Phillies fans reading the New York paper, but if they are they must be upset with all of the trash talking that is coming from their pages. Here are some of the juicier quotes:
“The Yankees are going to make Philly cream cheese out of them,’ said Tommy Bayoikos, 44, of Manhattan. “Philly fans are a bunch of whiners and should learn how to dress. They should try reading GQ.”
“Bleacher Bums get a bad rap,” said Tanner McLoud, 42, of Long Island. “But if you’ve ever been to the old Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, you’d realize just how much worse Phillies fans are. You can’t go to a game without getting booze thrown at you.”
“I don’t have hate for Philly exactly – they are like our red-headed stepchild,” said Michael Stewart. “It’s like a nothing city. It’s just insignificant in comparison to New York.”
“I briefly lived in Philadelphia and I couldn’t wait to get out,” said Laura Nidelle now of Brooklyn. “Their fans are whiners, the food is lousy and there is nothing to do. New York is about being on top, no excuses – just like the Yankees.”
“The big meal there is a steak with cheese and onions on a hero, but they don’t even call it a hero. It’s a hoagie. What the hell is a hoagie?” said Ron Montclane.
“Their most famous athlete is Rocky, and he’s fictional,” said Alex Rusu, 23.
“Their stadium had a jail cell for rowdy fans because they like throwing stuff at people,” said Laura Hall, 35, of the Bronx.
On the Philly Phanatic: “Mr. Met is even better than that – and Mr. Met is retarded,” said Patrick O’Neill, 22, of the Bronx.
Harsh stuff from the Post. All of these are fan quotes, but they’ve picked and chosen some pretty harsh ones.