— Days Without Shea —

Last week, Loge13 wrote about the latest allegations about Sterling Equities and the Wilpons.

DyHrdMET commented:

"Fred Wilpon was either a great accomplice or a great patsy. But who do you think would play Fred Wilpon in the made-for-TV movie?"

Good question, DHM. It appears this week, Fred is content playing himself.

The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin has a lengthy feature on Fred Wilpon. The piece is part profile and part study of the Madoff scandal. Fred also has very striking things to say about his Mets, especially Wright, Reyes and Beltran, while watching an April 22nd game. The team was, shall we say, uninspirational at that time so the owner was surprisingly critical.

Some quotes:

"David Wright came to the plate. Wright, the team's marquee attraction, has started the season dreadfully at the plate. "He's pressing," Wilpon said. "A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."

"When Reyes started with the Mets, in 2003, just before his twentieth birthday, he was pegged as a future star. Injuries have limited him to a more pedestrian career, though he's off to a good start this season. "He thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money," Wilpon said, referring to the Red Sox' signing of the former Tampa Bay player to a seven-year, $142-million contract. "He's had everything wrong with him," Wilpon said of Reyes. "He won't get it."

"Ike Davis, the sophomore first baseman and the one pleasant surprise for the Mets so far this season, was up next. "Good hitter," Wilpon said. "Shitty team--good hitter." Davis struck out. Angel Pagan flied out to right, ending the Mets' threat. "Lousy clubs--that's what happens." Wilpon sighed. The Astros put three runs on the board in the top of the second.

"We're snakebitten, baby," Wilpon said."

Not sure if Fred is drinking during the games but he sounds an awful lot like some of us in Loge13. I'm not saying that's a good thing either.

[May 23, 2011 10:52 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

As if we needed any further proof, it's nice to see Mr. Wilponzi (nod to WFAN's Steve Somers) confirm what a jackass he really is. What owner, at least since Steinbrenner died, trashes his own team?

Fred - look into the mirror!! You're worse than every Met you mentioned! Please sell!!!

My vote to play Fred Wilponzi - Dick Van Dyke.

[May 25, 2011 5:21 AM]  |  link  |  reply
PPC Conversions man said

I do not like him either. Can they find a decent guy to replace him?

[May 25, 2011 11:03 AM]  |  link  |  reply
greek bumble bee said

Fellow Loge 13ers
Unless we stage mass protests at the games (really we should stay away) chanting "SELL THE TEAM" we are stuck with this Wilponzi nightmare forever. Even if he wins the Madoff lawsuit there will be no money to put into the team and he will not sell at thtat point. May as well go watch the Cyclones as they will be the same ones playing at SH--TI field soon.

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