Rivalry is a Beautiful Thing

fallen_tom.jpg“Mets say they have nothing against the city — Peachtree this and Peachtree that.

But they’ll learn. They’ll come to dread the 404 area code and the baseball stadium in it. They’ll learn to hate the city — professionally, if not personally. They’ll come to think of the playing surface of Turner Field as quicksand and the ballpark itself as, in the 1998 words of Mike Piazza, ‘Death Valley for us.’

The personnel changes, the story line changes, the outlook changes, too. But for the Mets in this city, the song remains the same. They play, they come up on the wrong side of the final score. They played Tuesday, they lost Tuesday, 4-0

The Mets’ startling inability to beat the Braves at Turner Field is surpassed, it seems, only by the inability of Tom Glavine to beat the Braves anywhere. Glavine was the losing pitcher Tuesday, defeated for the eighth time in his nine starts against his former team.”*

Go Braves.

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