Dodgers vs. Mets: The subway war is on
There are so many tired clichés New Yorkers like to use about their self-proclaimed cultural superiority over Los Angeles. You might have heard this one, from the 1977 movie "Annie Hall," by Woody Allen: "I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light."
For decades, New Yorkers have been curiously eager to point out our lack of mass transit. So it is with civic pride that we can say not only that we have a fledgling subway system, but that it has successfully picked a fight with New York's fabled subway system.
On Tuesday night, as the Dodgers clinched the National League West -- and a first-round playoff series against the New York Mets — this appeared on the Twitter account @metrolosangeles: "Hey @MTA please tidy up the 7 train, @Dodgers blue is coming to town. #lolmets @Mets."
New York's subway operator took notice and responded: "Don't worry @MetroLosAngeles -- we sweep our subway just like the @Mets will sweep the @Dodgers."
Nice comeback. And that might have been that had the New York Post not felt compelled to chime in: "The Tinseltown transit operators launched the online feud despite the embarrassing fact there's no train service into crumbling, old Dodger Stadium."
Oh, yes, please, New York: tell us all about crumbling infrastructure. Or, as Metro did, leave it to a rodent:
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