Curtis Granderson chooses New York Mets over Yankees in this category

Jul 7, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson (3) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 7, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson (3) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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Curtis Granderson donned the uniform of both the New York Mets and the New York Yankees, giving him plenty of insight into both fanbases in the Big Apple. It also gives him a chance to rank one franchise’s fans over another when it comes to a certain set of criteria, and that’s just what he did on a recent podcast.

Mets over Yankees when it comes to this, says Curtis Granderson

Speaking on “Damon Amendolara’s New York Accent, an Audacy Original Podcast,” Granderson said that Citi Field was a louder place to play than Yankee Stadium.

You can hear the comments from Granderson here, noting his thoughts on the stadiums start at the 15:10 mark.

“Playing for the Yankees, anytime we traveled on the road it was absolutely amazing to see the number of people that would fill the road stadium for batting practice. It was nuts. But then you flip it, we come in 2015 and we get to the World Series and I say this, and this is not a shot one way or the other, in terms of the two stadiums – Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium – Citi Field when it was rocking was louder, in my opinion.”

Of course, Granderson does put a caveat in there, noting that the decibel levels included when the Mets were last in the World Series while he never got to experience the Fall Classic in the Bronx.

“Now, we were in the World Series. I wasn’t in the World Series with the Yankees. It could’ve been louder if we made it to the World Series. But I hadn’t heard anything like that in a while and it was really exciting to see that at Citi Field, especially with that fanbase that I’m sure a lot of people in the game weren’t expecting us to be in the World Series in 2015, but there we were.”

Both the Mets and Yankees are still trying to bring the World Series noise back to New York in 2023, with Granderson’s 2015 journey as the last time the Mets were in the World Series. For the Yankees, that drought stretches all the way back to 2009.

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