The Mets are getting hammered from all sides for the disgraceful way they treated Willie Randolph.
On LoHud.com, columnists Sam Borden and Rick Carpiniello are writing about it on our new Faceoff blog. So check out the debate.
Meanwhile, have you ever been fired in a worst way than Willie was? If you wouldn’t mind sharing your story, The Journal News and LoHud.com would like to know for a piece we are working on today.
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I covered the Mets for a few years before moving over to the Yankees beat. I thought then and still do that they need a Vice President of Common Sense. If you want to fire the manager, that’s fine. Hold a press conference in New York, fire him and take questions.
The Yankees dragged out Joe Torre’s departure. But when it was done Randy Levine, the brothers Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman got on a conference call and defended the move.
What the Mets did was akin to Silvio taking Adriana for a ride into the woods. Was it only a year ago that Omar Minaya was being celebrated on the cover of Sports Illustrated? Our advice to Omar: Don’t get in the car, they’re coming for you next.
Weep not for Willie, he has a contract through the end of 2009. It’ll be interesting to see where he lands in baseball. Perhaps back with the Yankees in some capacity.