Today is the Mets first game in New York this season. It’s the last “opening day” at Shea Stadium. It’s also against the Phillies – the nemesis, the rival, the keepers of the strangest looking mascot in baseball. Oh yeah, thanks (at least in part) to the Mets 2007 spectacular end-of-season collapse, the Phillies are the ::cough::NL East Champions::cough:: as well. Such are the ups and downs of being a Mets fan.
Just for fun, I have a taken a little wager proposed my YMX friend Brian – who is a Phillies fan. If the Mets win the NL East, Brian will sport their logo on his profile on the YMX forums. However, if the Phillies with the division, I will display their team logo on my forum profile. I don’t think we sorted out for how long, though, so we’d need to establish that. Of course, while neither of us wants to admit it, there is the possibility that another team could win the division. We shall see.