do a lot of mets' fans hate the yankees (and maybe even more so, yankee fans)? yes, of course. and for you, the yankee fan, there must be great pride in knowing that. when the whole world hates you, it must be because you're so good. historically, no one can argue with the track record. so, good for you. sit proudly upon thy throne.
i wouldn't trade places with you in an eternity's worth of yankees' world championships.
there are those in this world that like the security of a sure thing, or that which comes closest to it. it's usually not too risky, and more often than not, you get to go away happy. also, there's the added fun of bludgeoning everyone else with past glories, which help augment one's artificial sense of superiority. this is your world, and you're welcome to it.
for others, the thrill is the emotional investment in something less predictable. a team like the mets, red sox, cubs, etc. will let one down in the most heart-rending ways. often, the pain involved with enduring this disappointment is excruciating, and it is all but guaranteed to come. but when our guys win, the high of victory is sweetened that much more by the knowledge that we persevered, the true believers, together, through the agonies of horrific failure (many times against our most hated rivals) to reach this most cherished triumph.
it is a joy that, sadly, a yankee fan will never know.
your team is expected to win. when they do, so what? it's at least somewhat anti-climactic. when they don't, you bitterly revert to your mantra of listing past accomplishments, as if doing so diminishes our joy one iota or eases the sting of your own failure.
what a bland, melancholy toil it must be. i feel fortunate not to be you. i'm sure i'm not alone.
This is the equivalent of saying that I would rather be one of these folks that get a home from Habitat From Humanity than Donald Trump.
Why would I want to occasionally be good when I can regularly be great? Is this is how you justify being a Mets fan? That when your team is bad four years in a row, they make it all better when they're competitive on the fifth year?
That's like saying that it's ok for a father to only come home once in a while instead of every day. Or a husband to only beat his wife once a week instead of...never.
Yankee fans are spoiled to be sure. But there is nothing wrong with demanding excellence from the teams you root for. You're spending your hard earn dollars to support them so you have every right to expect your money's worth.
Does that mean that it's ok for Yankee fans to boo A-Rod or other members of the team who might be struggling at the moment? No. But there's nothing wrong with being upset with their performance and expressing it in a civilized way.
You can rationalize why you root for your team however you want. But when your team wins 26 championships then you talk about how it feels to be a Yankee fan.
Until then, you and your ilk haven't a clue on what it's like to support a winner.