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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies heads for first against the New York Mets during Opening Day on April 13, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies heads for first against the New York Mets during Opening Day on April 13, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 06: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies prepares for his at bat against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 06, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The New York Mets have gone 490-526 against the Philadelphia Phillies in their franchise history. The Phillies are considered one of if not the biggest rival of the Mets and they are the team I personally despise the most.

The reason for this has to do with some of their players, and the fact that they ran the National League East for a majority of my childhood.

From 2007-2011 they won the division including winning it the two years the Mets collapsed in 2007 and 2008. Those were the last two seasons at Shea Stadium which couldn’t have ended worse for the Mets.

While I dislike the Phillies, I wish the Phillies and Mets were good at the same time to make this even more of a legitimate rivalry.

There have been some good moments in this Mets Phillies rivalry for me as well. In 2015, the Mets went on their World Series run but prior to this great run, the Mets absolutely owned the Phillies going 14-5 with some memorable moments. Matt Harvey hit Chase Utley in the back with a pitch, and the Mets had an eight home run game including one from David Wright on the first pitch he saw back from injury.

In 2016, the Mets went 12-7 against the Phillies and had the memorable Asdrubal Cabrera home run to win a crucial game in late September. They also clinched a spot in the postseason on the field at Citizens Bank Park which was very cool to watch.

There have been good moments and bad moments but one thing has stayed constant, the hatred I have for a couple of Phillies players. Here are the three I can’t stand the most.

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