— Days Without Shea —

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by Kingman on July 27 at 6:43PM
Credit Omar Minaya with the courage to call out Adam Rubin today.

Now we know the truth - NY Daily News reporter Adam Rubin conspired to take down Tony Bernazard by writing a nasty story that would ultimately cost the Met executive his job. A brilliant plan hatched independent of the double-secret investigation by the Mets front office and HR department into the many allegations against Bernazard.

According to other secret files circulating on the InterWeb, Adam Rubin may also have:

- Insisted Beltran and Reyes play through their injuries, in a secret attempt to become the starting center fielder or shortstop once these two burned themselves out.

- Challenged JJ Putz to an arm wrestling contest while on a team charter flight, resulting in Putz' season-ending arm troubles. The next day, Rubin applied for the setup job.

- Sent flowers to Mrs. Omar Minaya in June 2008, with an attached card that read, "All my love, Willie R. See you when I get back from the West Coast XOXO" Applied for Mets manager position immediately after hanging up on 1-800-FLOWERS

- Recommended moving the Mets out of Shea Stadium into the much smaller Citi Field, saying "Trust me. We'll make more money on all those banks and big corporations signing up for season tickets." Recently applied for job as Fred Wilpon's son.

- During college, submitted a letter to the editor of Sports Illustrated entitled "Sandy Koufax was the worst lefthanded, Brooklyn-born pitcher ever" under the pseudonym Nelson Doubleday. Applied for job of NY Mets co-owner immediately after.

More to come from the Secret Rubin Files...

[July 27, 2009 10:25 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

This might be a grand statement but I feel we are witnessing a new low for the Mets front office...amazing given our history.

Thankfully, the team is finally playing better! Much appreciated, I hope it might be meaningful.

[July 27, 2009 10:45 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Stormy said


[July 28, 2009 1:12 AM]  |  link  |  reply
New York Mets said

Omg thats quite dark... well all i care about is that the team plays well!!!

[July 28, 2009 7:19 AM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

well played. i'd love to see Adam Rubin take over as GM now. eh, maybe not - that would be weird for the other reporters, and I don't know how they could do their jobs.

[July 28, 2009 8:39 AM]  |  link  |  reply
greek bumble bee said

Just another example of the Mets having the worst organizational structure and management team in baseball. No, in corporate America. Wilpons must SELL NOW or things will never change !!!!

[July 28, 2009 12:48 PM]  |  link  |  reply
World Baseball Newsroom said

Too much front office, not enough baseball...

[July 29, 2009 7:53 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul said

Hey Kingman, How come there is no post on our Brand Spankin New Video Board in Right Field? The Mets promised it after the All-Star Break.
Had tickets for Monday's game with my Saturday Plan (Never Again) , but could not make it.
P.S. The Saturday Plan does NOT include this comming Sat, Aug 1st. Thanks Mets....Oh well, only 1 month away from the Playoff Ticket Invoice...Oh...Thats right... No Playoff rights for 15 game plan tickets this year....Maybe I'll be lucky and win a "SECOND CHANCE" e-mail again.....

[July 29, 2009 10:03 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said


The new right field video board is up but not connected yet, which made it like the large one over the Bridge area in Citi that stopped working last might after about the second inning.

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