— Days Without Shea —

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by Kingman on October 21 at 1:34PM
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I pity my poor friends who are Yankee and Phillies fans. They have nothing more interesting to do this time of year but watch post-season baseball.

Meanwhile, we Met fans can concentrate on more important things, like how many more ways current and former Mets can embarrass themselves.

Wednesday the New York Post has an exclusive story about former GM Steve Phillips' affair with a 22-year-old intern at ESPN. Of course, we all are aware of Steve's previous antics when he had one of the best jobs in baseball. Met staffer Rosa Rodriguez sued for sexual harassment, Steve took a leave of absence and the case got settled. The Wilpons stood by their troubled GM, despite the troubles the behavior caused the team (some things never change).

Now comes word that ESPN has suspended Phillips for a week after admitting to an affair with Brooke Hundley. The details are very ugly. Phillips' kids were duped by this woman and his wife has divorced him.  Good luck to the Phillips family.


[October 21, 2009 7:28 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

The interesting issue that this screams is that virtually no manager or GM that the Wilpons have fired has been hired by another team in the same capacity.

The sole exceptions are Bobby V., which was in Japan, and Jeff Torberg, hired by his childhood friend Jeff Lurie to manage the Marlins, only to be fired in mid-season and replaced by Jack McKeon, who lead them to a WS win.

The problem with the Mets starts, and ends in my mind, with our owners.

[October 22, 2009 4:07 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Doug said

I think Davey got a few jobs managing (Reds, Dodgers, Orioles) after the Mets fired him in 1990, but that may be considered Wilpon co-ownership, not ownership.

[October 22, 2009 6:01 PM]  |  link  |  reply
greek bumble bee said

NEVER, EVER WILL WE WIN AGAIN WITH THIS IDIOT WILPON FAMILY HAVING OWNERSHIP AND CALLING THE SHOTS !!!! SELL SELL SELL PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !!!

GO OUT TO LA TO YOUR DEAR DODGERS AND TAKE ALL THAT BROOKLYN DODGER JUNK OUT OF CITIFIELD AND PUT SOME 69, 73, 86, 88, 00 METS STUFF IN THE JOINT !!!

[October 23, 2009 4:16 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

Yes, I was only referring to the Wilpon Years, after they squeezed Doubleday out, a sad day in Mets history.


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