L.A. Metro Piggybacks Off Dodgers' Victory To Troll New York And San Francisco
Metro's Dodger Stadium Express, which takes riders from Union Station to Dodger Stadium (Photo by Rebecca Joyce via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Riding high off the Dodgers clinching the division last night, L.A.'s Metro decided to punch above its weight class and pick fights with transit systems baseball fans actually use.
After the Dodgers clinched the National League West (behind another Clayton Kershaw gem) against the rival Giants in San Francisco, Metro fired the first shot at Muni:
That's cute and kind of true, since baseball fans in San Francisco actually take Muni to games. With no direct train to Dodger Stadium and buses that end up sitting in the same traffic as people driving to the game, Metro winds up being an unappealing option. Appropriate, since the baseball team is named after people who avoid public transportation vehicles.
With the Dodgers set to meet the New York Mets in the National League Divisional Series, L.A. Metro set their sights on New York's MTA and engaged in an amusing back-and-forth:
.@metrolosangeles Happy to wager on who wins the series. Care to wager on who gets more fans to the ballpark?— MTA (@MTA) September 30, 2015
.@metrolosangeles shld know better than to glorify unsafe acts. We just want to collect on the bet. NYers, what LA food should they put up?— MTA (@MTA) September 30, 2015
They even managed to pull a pretty good zinger on Mets fans:
@metspolice what? The Mets have been abandoning NYC every fall for most of the 21st century.— Metro (@metrolosangeles) September 30, 2015
Of course, it was San Francisco's Muni that had the ultimate comeback:
Game 1 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and the Mets will take place on Friday, October 9.