First the Yankees exit the post-season, and now it’s the Phillies. The Cardinals won a classic pitcher’s duel Friday night as Chris Carpenter beat Roy Halladay 1-0 win to take the NLDS three games to two. I know I should be happy; after all, as Mets fans we hate the Phillies. But I find myself not caring all that much.
First of all, I have no rooting interest left. Cardinals-Brewers? Rangers-Tigers? Who cares. At least with the Phillies in it I could root against them.
Secondly, as much as I hate the Phillies, you have to admire the job GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. has done in building this team, especially the starting rotation. They really deserved to win. I felt the same way about the Boston Celtics in 2008. I despise the Celtics but I was rooting for them to win the championship because of the way they went out and got the players the needed (although I didn’t feel that way about the Miami Heat this year. Go figure).
In any case, the Phillies join the Yankees on the sidelines. I will watch both championship series and then the World Series, of course, but I just don’t really care who comes out on top.