Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Mets fire Willie at 3 in the morning
The Mets finally fired Willie Randolph early Tuesday morning, ending weeks of speculation. The way they went about it, though, was pretty despicable. They let Willie fly to Anaheim, manage the Mets to a win against the Angels, conduct his post-game press conference, then fired him. How did they announce it? Through an e-mail to the media... at 3:11am. Reports are indicating that the Mets "higher-ups" decided to fire Randolph early in the day, but still let him play the game and answer more questions from the media. Clearly this was a case of a bunch of upper-level management guys not knowing how to ax the manager. Unfortunately for them, it turned out just about as bad as it could.