"There's no question. You cannot beat the '86 Mets. The Yankees teams I played on were great teams with great personalities, but they were good guys. The '86 Mets would've been drilling those guys; I just know how our pitching staff was: hit this guy, hit that guy. And those were the kind of guys we were. We were mad, we wanted them to get outside themselves. That's the kind of group we had that year, so the '86 Mets were a very difficult team to play against."
"They were very good. I couldn't sit back and go player-by-player. I think the '98 team had much more depth. We had a couple of World Series under our belts, too. We were seasoned to that point. The '86 Mets were just a great team. They won just one World Series, right?"
Oh shit, son! It is ON!!! D-Streezy and my man Paulie-O! And because we're talkin' about World Series rings, each of these cats gets a minute and a half. DJ, spin that shit!
Quotes via ESPNNY. And who would be considered Papa Doc in this scenario? Straw because he was part of the "bad guy" group? Or O'Neill because he references his group winning more titles and the Free World crew was like the champions of 8 Mile? I sound like Simmons actually trying to stretch this comparison out. And yes, I am white as hell.
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