>> actually as much as I despised him as our foe I always admired him. And yes he deserves a standing ovation!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the difference between met fans and most others.!!! We can hate you but appreciate you.
He for sure deserves a standing O. If you respect the game you respect them game you have to give it to him. I've had the opportunity to talk with him a few times and he is a class act. He sure killed the Mets, but he was clutch hitter. I think he is one of the best switch hitters the game has seen.
"he spit in our faces. After beating us in the playoffs In 1999 he told us to go home and put on our yankee gear, only a fool would cheer him"
He actually said that after the Braves beat the Mets in a late season regular season game in 1999 that appeared to knock the Mets out of the playoff race. They swept the Pirates while the Reds were losing two of three in Milwaukee to force a tie and a one game playoff which the Mets won. At that time, the Braves ruled the NL and Chipper and anyone else on that team could say whatever they wanted. Still, the Braves usually handled things in a classy way. Chipper liked to get under the skin of Mets fans just as Mets fans liked to get under his skin with the Larry chants. It was all in good fun and I don't believe there was anything malicious between the teams. The Mets were the team trying to overtake the Braves in the late 90's early 2000's so there was going to be a little bit of chatter between the two teams.
The biggest thing between the two teams was probably Rocker and his comments about the people who ride the 7 train.
I'll clap, too... as long as it is DEFINITELY his LAST game against us.
(Someone else will take his place as "All-time Met Killer...")