Cubbies v. Metsies is not Chicago v. New York. More like Little League. Friday, October 16, 2015
Now Metsies is a derogatory term that is mine and which I got from Mets origins. After the Yankees lost the 1960 World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates the Yankee owners fired general manage George Weiss and field manager Casey Stengel, both of whom wound up in those same jobs with the expansion Mets who started play in 1962. Stengel was a media creature and one of his self created Met promotions was to insist that even babies were now Met fans. Instead of their childish first words being Ma Ma or Pa Pa, Stengel assured us that those words were Metsie, Metsie, Metsie. And so whenever I feel animosity towards this odd New York entity I think of them as Metsies.