Mets vs. Phillies!
Twins vs. White Sox!
Rays vs. Red Sox!
Hows that for excitement? After more than 145 games played, each of these three divisions is as close as can be. Especially the Mets and Phillies, who are currently only separated by .5 game. And given the fact that the Mets and Phillies battled until the final game of the season last year, you would think that the Mets and Phils would be playing each other for at least one series during the final 21 days of the season, right?
Well, you would be wrong. Unlike the Rays and Red Sox who played a series at Fenway last week and are currently playing a series at the Trop, and the White Sox and Twins, who are scheduled to play three games against each other next week, the Mets are Phillies are nowhere to be found on each others schedule.
Seriously MLB, how can this be? I know schedule making is a crap shoot, but the Mets and Phillies were huge rivals last season and were only separated by one game. How could they not have the Mets and Phillies playing a game over the final two weeks of the season. Think about how exciting/torturous that would be for the Phillies fans? Or how about how excited/emotional I would get if my Mets beat the Phillies on the last game of the season to clinch the NL East?
Positive thought...One can dream...can't he?