I am a diehard Phillies fan, so naturally I hate the New York Mets. Seeing them crash and burn down the stretch drive the past two seasons was extremely gratifying. However, this season the Mets will be limping to the finish line with a team so crippled it's almost not funny any more...but is it?
They just lost Johan Santana for the remainder of the season due to elbow surgery. A couple weeks ago David Wright took a gruesome beaning to the noggin and is likely out for the season. Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Johnathan Niese, John Maine, JJ Putz, and Carlos Delgado were supposed to be cogs in the machine that would lead the Mets back to the playoffs this season, but they've all spent considerable time on the disabled list instead. I'm not going to lie, the suffering that all these injuries have caused for Mets fans is enjoyable. Should I feel bad for taking pleasure in the midst of misery for others?
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