Waahhhhh!!! The New York Yankees are historically good and the New York Mets historically choke! Let’s collectively cry about it in Queens and hate a team that has no impact on our success whatsoever!
If you ask most Yankees fans, the Subway Series means nothing. The games hold no weight on the standings and the supremacy for New York City is worthless unless there’s a World Series involved. Don’t tell that to Mets fans, though. Even their broadcast team shows out to get as many shots in as possible before the Mets choke away a division lead that everyone said they had “locked up” in May. Gary Cohen couldn’t hold in his hatred for the Yankees during his only night on the broadcast this week because that’s just the energy this downtrodden fanbase carries daily.
The Yankees traveled to Citi Field to face the Mets in a two-game set and lost both games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Despite going 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position, throwing Domingo Germán on Wednesday night, and being without Giancarlo Stanton and Michael King, the Yankees only lost by a combined score of 9-5. Had they gotten even two hits with RISP (a .133 average!) they could’ve just as easily swept the series.
But again, nobody cares. It’s a matchup for television and nothing else (call it a “rivalry,” and you’re a lost soul). But Tuesday night featured a hearty dose of Cohen taking shots at the Yankees simply because he’s a Mets fan and strongly dislikes the city’s other team for reasons unknown.
He couldn’t even last three innings, and we’re still unsure if his comments even hold any weight here!
Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen taking shots at the Yankees is sad stuff
We sure that would’ve been a homer, Gary? Because on Wednesday night, Aaron Judge hit one out deep to right field in his first at-bat against Max Scherzer and … it wouldn’t have been a home run anywhere except Target Field.
The cheap “short porch” jokes, though. You got us in stitches. Simply never heard that one before. Whew. Think we found Dave Chappelle’s eventual replacement on the Netflix docket! We could listen to stale one-liners about the Yankees all day. “F— the Yankees” chants when the Yankees aren’t even within 1,000 miles? Sign us up.
What’s better, though? Cohen telling millions of viewers what they already knew as if he was breaking some sort of ground.
Aroldis Chapman hasn’t been “that guy” since the 2019 ALCS. Welcome to the present, Gary, even though he mowed down the Mets in order that inning! Yankees fans have long been wishing Chapman would be sent off the roster or relegated to sixth inning duty, and they finally got their wish. Not a “flame” of the Yankees whatsoever, but thanks for coming.
Cohen’s cloud-yelling about the Yankees isn’t just limited to when the Bombers are doing battle against the Mets, either. Earlier in the season, a hot mic caught him complaining about having to even be in the general vicinity of Yankees highlights. Man, we HATE it when baseball highlights are on television and our team isn’t being played on repeat!
Speaking of stale jokes, Yankees fans typically take aim at the Mets for treating the Subway Series like the World Series because they usually don’t have anything else to play for by the time the second half of the season begins.
Funny thing about that one? It’s usually proven true time and time again. Perhaps Cohen can add that to his list to diversify his comedic approach with some self-deprecating humor.