Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts took some shots at New York Mets fans and players. He obviously needs to take a look in the mirror.
By Aniello Piro
The Chicago Cubs, and New York Mets are two teams who have the potential to be the best of the best in the National League for years to come, and tensions have already begun to flare between the two young ballclubs.
“I don’t know if you know this, but Mets fans are really, really obnoxious,” Todd Ricketts told a Cubs Convention audience, via a report by The Chicago Tribune.
The Cubs co-owner went on to talk about how he and his wife enjoyed the trip while his team played in the playoffs, except for when they hit New York.
“And then we went to New York,” Ricketts said, with a pause before adding the word “obnoxious” to his sentence.
Obviously, New York left a bad taste in the mouth of Ricketts, and it now seems he began to slowly grow a hate for the city and organization. So much so that he began to disgrace the Mets organization whenever they would flounder.
“My wife and I are sitting in our living room. It’s 10:30 at night,” Ricketts said, according to CSN Chicago, talking about the Mets’ Game 5 loss to the Kansas City Royals. “We’re in our pajamas. I don’t know if you guys remember — Matt Harvey refused to come out of the game.”
Oh believe me when I say it, all Mets fans remember, and will continue to remember that moment exactly for years to come.
“When Hosmer’s left hand went across home plate,” Ricketts said, “my wife jumped up, pointed at the TV and she said: ‘Screw you, Matt Harvey! Screw you, Mets fans!’”
Well, with the outcry from the co-owner, and his wife, a few things remain certain:
- Some Cubs fans will look for anything and everything to make themselves feel better about their team
- New York is not for everyone
- Even adults are sore losers
The fact that a co-owner of a team in one of the biggest sports markets in the world will turn around and call another franchise’s fans obnoxious is sickening.
Mr. Ricketts needs to take a look in the mirror and flash back to the infamous 2003 playoff game involving Steve Bartman.
By now we all know the story, although Cubs fans attempted to bring Bartman back to the stadium for the playoffs this year, we can not over look the harassment he was put through in 2003.
This photo shows a Cub fan proposing the idea of committing a criminal act in response to the Bartman incident. Cubs fans made this man feel so horrible about himself that we have rarely herd of him since 2003. During that fateful night Bartman went from suffering Cubs fan to public enemy number one in Chicago for the next decade. Still, to this day, Bartman refuses to show his face at Wrigley Field.
The fact the Rickkets had the nerve to come out, and call another franchises fans obnoxious, after his team got swept by that very franchise is just flat out stupid.
Although his team had an amazing run in 2015, they have not proved anything.
In today’s day and age the Cubs are labeled as the sexy team to watch. They have the young hitters, flashy signings, and haven’t won a championship in over 100 years. It’s easy for fans to root for the Cubs, especially when they are good.
The team is nicknamed “the lovable losers,” and will continue to be labeled as that until they win.
Ricketts needs to understand that he can’t walk around and take shots at other teams just because his team looks promising, especially since his team did not even win a playoff game against the team he is calling out.
So I think the message all Mets fans have for Ricketts is to pipe down until you come and beat our Mets; and remember to think about the 2015 NLCS whenever you decide to call New York out again.