Dodgers Eliminated, Who Should You Root For?

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Sep 18, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman

Juan Uribe

(2) smiles after hitting a home run in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets

The Mets just eliminated the Dodgers. They crushed our dreams. This does not bode well.

There is a silver lining in losing to the team that won the championship though. In a series as close as the NLDS was, it could be argued that had a couple bounces gone the Dodgers’ way, the Dodgers would be moving on to face the Cubs. That makes it bittersweet. If the Mets win the World Series, at least the Dodgers were eliminated by the champion. On the other hand, it could lead to a lot more bitterness, because in an illogical way that means the Dodgers were THAT MUCH closer to winning it all.

The Mets, for the most part, are a likable bunch. Their pitching is incredible and the possibility of World Series MVP Bartolo Colon is very appealing. Mets fans, however. Ugh. It starts with Ron Darling, who pitched for nine years with the Mets, has been in the Mets broadcast booth and was in the booth for TBS. Unsurprisingly, his bias was not very well hidden. There’s bad apples in every fanbase, but Mets fans kind of started driving me crazy after Slideghazi. The slide was dirty and it was very unfortunate that Ruben Tejada got hurt, but immediately using it as an excuse to why they lost that game/possibly series is such a cop out. They still had chances to get out of that inning with the game tied, they had chances to take the lead. No one play or call ever decides a game.

The main reason to root for the Mets is that it was the landing destination for Juan Uribe. If you didn’t fall in love with Uribe over the last couple years, please hand in your Dodger fan card when you exit.

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