Subway Series staredown was the jolt we needed

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It was as if the Yankees and Mets turned off their televisions, realized how crushing a day New York football fans just absorbed, and pledged to pack as much drama — petty and otherwise — into a regular-season baseball game.

If you went to bed early, the Jets and Giants sending you into a poor night’s sleep, you missed the final Subway Series game turning Giancarlo Stanton into the enemy of Mets nation and Francisco Lindor becoming far more hated by Yankees fans than by the Mets fans he had thumbs-downed.

The stage for one of the more entertaining games you can see had been set Saturday, when the Yankees were battering Taijuan Walker around early and Jonathan Villar approached the mound for a word.

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