Tonight (if it's not rained out), the Yankees and Mets will begin this season's first subway series at Yankee Stadium.
The thing is, there doesn't seem to be the same kind of excitement for this meeting. In today's Post, Mike Vaccaro wrote, "What happens when the Subway Series arrives and one team is only a game north of .500 and the other is two games south? What happens when the teams are a combined 40-41 across fully one-quarter of the baseball games they will play this year?"
Mike Lupica wrote in the Daily News, "Somehow the Mets have a better record than the Yankees, the last-place Yankees, and still look like a team in more trouble." Ouch, but of course those remarks aren't as bad as Mets closer Billy Wagner's rant, who is either a loudmouth or just someone who tells it like it is.
Oh, and Jason Giambi reportedly wears a gold, tiger-striped lamé thong for good luck. He said, "I only put it on when I'm desperate to get out of a big slump," and claims fellows Yanks Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Johnny Damon, Robin Ventura and Robinson Cano have worn it too. Now the Bleacher Creatures will be wearing gold thongs!