The Yankees and the Mets are both in striking distance of first place within their respective divisions. So it sets up a big series this weekend with the crosstown rivals. It's been a while since both teams have been good at the same time, mostly because the Mets sucked so bad. So to get you ready for this weekend, here are my top 5 subway series moments.
1. October 30, 2000. Light hitting utility infielder, Luis Sojo, gets the game winning and World Series winning single off Al Leiter. Yankees fans have bragging rights for the rest of their life.
2. July 8, 2000. After a career of tormenting now known steroid freak Roger Clemens with his bat, Clemens decides it times to get even and plunks the metrosexual Mike Piazza in the head. The sight of a motionless Piazza just warms my heart. And just to make sure that Piazza didn't think that was an accident, Clemens flings a broken bat at Piazza in game 2 of the aforementioned World Series that year in a game he dominated.
3. June 13, 2009. Known to Mets fan as the Luis Castillo game, Castillo drops the third out on a popup to second. He turned what would have been a rousing victory into a crushing defeat.
4. June 26-28, 2009. The Yankees come into Citi field for the first time and promptly sweep the Mets. Rivera gets his 500th save and also gets his first career rbi.
5. July 8, 2000. In a true "subway series", the Yankees and the Mets play a day night double header in both stadiums. The Yankees sweep both games and former Mets flameout Doc Gooden gets the win in the day game.