Hey, The Mets Are In Town

phils mets 2007.jpgYour favorite NL East rivalry is back:

Phillies vs. Mets.

To get you in the mood, I found a photo of Shane Victorino jumping on top of Tadahito Iguchi after he scored the winning run in a dramatic 11-10 victory over the Mets on Aug. 30, 2007. The Phillies blew 5-0 and 8-5 leads only to score two runs in the ninth inning off Billy Wagner to complete the four-game sweep.

It’s only April 30, but when the Phillies and Mets open a three-game series tonight at the Bank, the Phillies find the Mets in first place in the National League East.

Everybody behave themselves!

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From what I’ve gathered, most of the local reaction to Ryan Howard’s contract extension has been positive, while many nationally have been critical of it. I talked again with Ruben Amaro Jr. and Pat Gillick and got their takes on some of the biggest questions surrounding the deal.

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I’ll be signing copies of my Phillies book “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Main Concourse behind Section 111 at Citizens Bank Park.

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Roy Halladay, Raul Ibanez and Howard answer questions (mostly from kids) during an On Deck reception with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

2 Comments

Nowhere will this series have as much significance as it probably has in Muttsville. I can hear the crowing and chest beating now without mentioning that the Mets are in sole possession of first place by virtue of having played one more game than the Phillies. But allow them to crow and beat. It is early.

I predict a series win (2 out of 3—don’t think Moyer can beat Santana) So great the weather is cooperating and it’s “hitting season” GO PHILS! BEAT THE MUTTS!

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