You can add any vile and nasty words you want to that slogan as well. If Warlord Jerry and Omar Minaya have any motivational brains they will use the hatredÂ that seems to be universal around baseball to help bond the ’09 team.
I totally confess to be theÂ world’sÂ biggest sore loser. As much as I hate the NY Islanders I always admired Isles goalie Billy Smith who never joined the hand shake line during the Stanley Cup playoffs as he said “why shake hands with a guy who is trying to take bread off my table”?Â Well said.Â
This “We Hate You” mantra thatÂ has been vented towardÂ the Mets needs to be embraced by the owner, the GM, the Manager, the fans, and most importantly the players. What all this “hate” tells me is the NL has no respect for the Mets because the see them as a “me” and not a “we” team.Â J-Man touched on that when he was given the total reigns of the clubhouse and it’s up to him to drive this Bring the HateÂ message to his players. It’s is up to Omar to bring in players whoÂ take offense to being hated. This team of 2008 took the hate in stride. Remember the Elijah Dukes incident with Mike Pelfrey?Â It was good that Brian Schiender stepped between Dukes and Big Pelf but being that there is a history ofÂ disrespect between the Nats and Mets, Schiender should have Varetek-ed Dukes. By Vartek-ed I mean how Jason Vartek smackedÂ the shit out of A-Rod as he was tired of his bullshit.Â That’s what a team does. Is thisÂ neanderthal macho dumb ass thinking?Â Of course it is.Â But this turn the other cheek bullshit ain’t working in Flushing.
So line up you fucking haters and takes us on. BRING THE HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!