You've got to admit it is fun to have the Mets and the Phillies on top of the division again. Especially after last season when the Mets weren't on top of anything.
Here's some of the talk coming out of Philly as they prepare to host the Mets tonight at Citizens Bank Park in the first game of a three-games series.
"Anytime you play the Mets it's exciting," Cole Hamels told reporters in Philadelphia. "It's good for both cities. They're in first, so now we have to take it from them. It's going to be a long year. They have a great team. They're playing really well. They're getting healthy. So this is going to be a very exciting rivalry this season. I think all of us really look forward to bringing that energy to the game."
Shane Victorino said its one of the league's bigger rivlaries, and expects the Mets will hear it from the Philly fans.
""It starts right out of the gate," he said.
Barbara Barker, aka meanbarb on twitter