Now this is cowardly, firing the manager on the West Coast and sending an e-mail out at 3:11 a.m.
From the Mets:
ANAHEIM, Calif., June 17, 2008 â€“ The New York Mets today named Jerry Manuel interim manager, replacing Willie Randolph. Manuel, in his fourth season with the Mets, had been bench coach since 2006. The Mets also named Ken Oberkfell, Luis Aguayo and Dan Warthen to the coaching staff. Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto have been relieved of their coaching duties.
Mets General Manager Omar Minaya will hold a briefing with the media Tuesday, June 17 at 2:00 P.M. PT (5:00 P.M. ET) in the media room at Angel Stadium. Mets Manager Jerry Manuel will meet with the media immediately thereafter.
So you have Willie and his coaches go to Anaheim, they win the game and then you fire them at midnight on the West Coast? Wow. Nobody deserves that.