By: Michael Ganci

Unfathomable Thought: Braves Fans Are Pulling for Mets


Growing up, a lot of my most painful memories as a fan were related to the Atlanta Braves. Whether it was one of 10 million clutch hits by Met-killer Chipper Jones or heroics by the Brian Jordans or the world, I always seemed to have a sour taste in my mouth for the boys from Georgia.

Let’s not forget our little dust-up with ultra villain John Rocker (who has since played for the Long Island Ducks) and his nasty comments toward New Yorkers.


Here’s some of what he had to say, courtesy of (WARNING: OFFENSIVE COMMENTS FOLLOW):

On ever playing for a New York team: “I would retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It’s depressing.”

On New York City itself: “The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. I’m not a very big fan of foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?”

Now, due to the emergence of the Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper, the Mets have been out-Metted, according to Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Here’s more:

Think about it. Bryce Harper: Really good player but kind of arrogant. Stephen Strasburg: Really talented player who has turned into a ragingly ordinary pitcher and is still kind of arrogant. Mike Rizzo: Can-do general manager who’s kind of arrogant. Scott Boras: Arrogant agent who represents so many Nats — Harper and Strasburg among them — that many in baseball consider this Boras’ team. (Boras has hinted he does, too.)

Read more from Bradley by clicking here.

All I know is this…this made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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