Wednesday, June 18, 2008


In the New York Times article featuring comments from Willie Randolph on how his firing was handled by the Mets, there is a quote that stands out to me:

{“Getting close, ‘06,when Beltran didn’t get the bat off his shoulder,” Randolph said, referring to the last out of Game 7, when Carlos Beltran took a called third strike with the Mets down two runs with the bases loaded.}

Sadly, I think if Willie had taken the blunt approach that this quote exemplifies throughout his tenure with the Mets, he may still be the manager. It was this kind of accountability that his Met team lacked, at least in the public eye, which lead to Willie's managerial style to come into question in both the Press and throughout the fan base.

It's too bad. I feel bad for Willie.


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