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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Willie's gone, but he's not forgotten

Waking up at 11:00 this morning (I'm a college student home for the summer, give me a break), I found out that Mets manager Willie Randolph was fired, after a win, at 3:11 a.m.

Omar Minaya had plenty of chances to fire Randolph, and we all knew it was inevitable, but to have him (as well as two of his coaches who were also fired) fly out to California for the fourth time this season and to fire him after a victory is absolutely ridiculous.

This is a cowardly move by Minaya. He tried to escape the late night newspapers, but he'll only receive more criticism for this. You must feel pretty good if you're in Minaya's shoes. He brought all of these players to New York, and yet he's escaping all of the blame.

Not anymore. He now looks terrible by this, and if the Mets cannot make the playoffs this season, he'll be gone too.

And Willie, we'll keep a spot in the dugout warm for you.


Andrew Vazzano said...

Honestly. I thought it was smart.

Plus, considering the game ended @ 1 a.m. our time, time to pack up, get to the hotel, go through with the whole process and release it to the media, the time makes total sense.

Andrew Fletcher said...

They should have fired him two weeks ago. They made Willie look like a sympathetic figure even after the racial comments.

They still come off as cowards for doing this in the middle of the night, but they shouldn't have had him fly to LA to begin with.

Andrew Vazzano said...

I agree with that.

I don't get cowards. The time makes sense to me.

You inspired me to write this:

Andrew Fletcher said...

The timing is weird because they fired him after a victory. It seemed they had their minds set on this, which is why making him fly out to California is even more ridiculous.

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