True New York Mets fans hold their breath, wait for the next shoe to drop, etc, until about the second week in October. When that rare occurrence happens and their beloved team makes the playoffs, they will be generally satisfied and begin to enjoy the winning experience. Until that point, it's early and plenty of bad stuff can and has happened to this franchise.
Philadelphia fans are known for being tough. Whether you are on the visiting team or a home player, Philly fans can be a bit rough. Remember when they booed Santa Claus at an Eagles game? Prior to the New York Mets falling apart in the 8th inning of Monday's game against Philadelphia, it was one of the Phillies own that was directing his ire at the fans.
How big can an inter-league mid-July game be? When you are the Yankees and the season has gone as it has, in addition, you are marching into a four game series with the first place Red Sox this weekend, it can be pretty big. That's what last night was for the New York Yankees. The story lines were plenty and they all miraculously ended the way Bronx Bombers manager Aaron Boone scripted with a 6-5, walk-off victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for the team's 4th straight win.