Let OverReyes ‘Rest’ His Hammie

Jose, really? You show up the brand new manager in the top of the first? Have a seat.

One of the things I mentioned yesterday is the need for 'the Mets way.' I'd rather they lose with honor than win with knuckleheads.

Jerry needs to show there's a new sheriff in town. Have a seat Jose, maybe you can play Friday night. We wouldn't want to aggrivate that hamstring of yours.

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Two Things I Like About Jerry Manuel Already

Still in the first inning out in Anaheim and I’m already liking Jerry Manuel as the interim manager.

First, during the press conference this afternoon, Manuel stated very clearly that he will not ignore what happened to this team last year, a marked departure from Willie. You cannot ignore the greatest collapse in baseball history – Jerry seems to get that. He said he would try to “use it as a springboard…to motivate us to play at a different level.” Thank you Jerry.

Second, the way he handled Reyes acting like a petulant child when he didn’t want to be taken out of the game tonight. Manuel did the right thing and won the battle of wills with Reyes – though we will have to wait and see if there are further repurcussions. I hope he sits Reyes.

I also still want Lee, or Wally, or John Stearns – but will join in with others for right now and throw my support behind Jerry. At least for this road trip.

Let’s Go Mets!

Time to move on. You have to start somewhere, so let’s start here.

I feel like we’ve gone through the primaries of the Metropolitans National Convention. My candidate, Lee Mazzilli, will not be the choice of the party – so I hereby throw 100% support behind Jerry Manuel.

I hope Jerry runs off 15 straight World Series championships before retiring and entering the Hall of Fame. Best of luck to you Jerry.

When Jerry’s time ends, I’ll go back to campaigning for Lee.

In the meantime, I’m done (at least for 24 hours) with the negativity. The organization is embarrassing, but so were the 1993 Yankees. We start somewhere, lets start here tonight with a win vs. Anaheim.

Let’s Go Mets.

What Else…Willie

Graziano doesn’t pull his punches:

You keep waiting for the Mets to surprise you and start acting like a big-league organization, and they keep making you wait.

Whatever they do, from the littlest decisions to the biggest, the Mets are a consistently, aggravatingly, disappointingly small-time joke.

When you’re around the Mets all the time, your neck starts to hurt because you shake your head so much. Every day, the evidence of organization-wide incompetence hits you right in the face.

That’s just the opener. Click the link


Summary of Reactions

Just typed “Mets” into google and I think the headlines say it all. The franchise is once again at a nadir.

Just read the headlines:

Mets’ handling of Willie cowardly Newsday

Mets were classless in firing Willie Randolph SportingNews.com

Mets Fire Randolph, Embarrass Themselves in Process

Once again they make a mess of it but at least it’s over

My early-morning Web column: Mets acted cowardly

The New York Mets Are Classless; Willie Randolph’s Firing…

Mets blamed the wrong guy Boston Globe

and the irony of it all: Mets Did This At 3:00 AM So It Wouldn’t Be On Front Pages

How did that work out for them?