Mets newcomer Trevor May has a burning hatred for the Yankees

Jesse Pantuosco
December 04, 2020 - 5:24 pm

Trevor May, the newest addition to the Mets’ bullpen, held court on Twitch recently, fielding questions from fans during an impromptu AMA (ask me anything). That’s not a particularly notable development—the 31-year-old livestreams for his followers on a regular basis. This session, however, did unearth one juicy nugget. When asked if he dislikes the Yankees now that he plays for their crosstown rival, the 6’5” right-hander had this to say.

“Bro, I was on the Twins,” said May, exasperated at the suggestion that he didn’t already hate the Yankees with every fiber of his being. “Now? What do you mean? I grew up a Mariners fan.”

It’s no wonder May detests the Bronx Bombers. Growing up an M’s fan in Washington state, the Yankees were a frequent thorn in May’s side, defeating Seattle in the playoffs on two occasions (2000 and 2001), though the Mariners did get the better of New York in the 1995 ALDS. That series, if you recall, was decided on a walk-off double courtesy of Hall-of-Famer Edgar Martinez.

And if May wasn’t harboring enough resentment for the pinstripes already, his six-year stint with the Twins, a team the Yankees have tormented to no end, surely rekindled that hatred. Care to guess Minnesota’s record against New York the last 13 times they’ve met in the postseason? If you guessed 0-13, collect your prize. May had a front row seat to the most recent of those encounters, weathering a demoralizing, three-game sweep in 2019.

The veteran reliever may technically be a New Yorker now, but don’t expect him to make nice with the Mets’ American League counterpart, now or ever.

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