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Phillies-Mets: Let the Fireworks Begin

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I can feel the excitement already.  This weekend the New York Mets come to town to renew what has become a heated rivalry in the past few years with the Philadelphia Phillies.  The rivalry may not have the storied past of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry yet, but in recent years you can find fans just as passionate about it. 

It really got started a few years ago with Jimmy Rollins calling the Phillies “the team to beat.”  Last season he predicted the Phillies would win 100 games (including the postseason, they won 103).  This offseason, Cole Hamels was caught on radio referring to the Mets as “choke artists."  I’m sure his comment will be brought up over and over again this year ...

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