Entries from Mike's Mets tagged with 'Willie Randolph'

Willie at the All-Star Game

I have received several e-mails on this topic, and no one was thrilled with Willie's decision to be Steinbrenner's guest at the All Star Game. They felt his presence was an intentional embarrassment to the Mets. My take, for what...

The Right Kind of Streak

I made my fourth visit to Shea yesterday. My previous trips yielded two dismal losses and a rainout, so like Johan Santana I was hoping for a streak breaker yesterday. It took a little extra time and the need to...

The Willie Watch Comes To a Merciful End

To run, manage or play on a professional baseball team in New York is becoming more complex every day. There is no rumor that is not worth discussing and/or printing. There can be no honest mistakes (or any other type...

Is There Life After Mediocrity?

Game 72: Mets 7 - Rockies 2 The .500 mark seems to be an ongoing theme for the 2008 Mets. They've spent most of the year around it, and their win yesterday brought them back to break-even for both the...

A Post-Willie Reality

When I was a kid I had trouble fitting in. My parents were divorced at a time when divorce was still uncommon in my working-class neighborhood. My father chose not to be a part of my life, which left some...

Willie Freed; Manuel Labors

Sports fans always need to guard against the dreaded schadenfreude, a word whose definition I didn't know until I started frequenting Mets blogs. It means enjoyment taken from the suffering of others. Watching Charlie Chaplin slip on a banana peel...

The Answer is Not Blowing in the Wind!

This can't go on like this. I'm not talking about losing games, I'm talking about the indecision about the managerial and coaching positions on our team. Personally, I've had it with the way Omar and the Wilpons are handling the...

Wagner: Oops, I Did It Again

Game 65: Diamondbacks 5 - Mets 4 (10) I'm not looking to kick a guy when he's down, but it's getting hard to defend Billy Wagner against the charge that he wilts in big spots. He did it in the...

The Last Weekend?

From Ken Davidoff and David Lennon of Newsday: Willie Randolph doesn't have much longer to save his job as Mets manager. "He's got the weekend," a person familiar with the situation said. The Mets, having lost six of their last...

What's Really Under the Microscope in New York?

Too many times, one person is blamed for the failings of one or more other persons. This is certainly the case to be made for Willie Randolph. In the current mess--and it is a mess--we have a so-so manager being...

Wake Me Up After 37 More Games and We'll Talk

The first quarter of the 2008 season is three games in the past and the Mets are basically treading water as a .500 team. This probably comes as a surprise to Omar Minaya and the Wilpons, who figured they made...

Willie Wars

I hate drama. It is not enough that my Mets play bad baseball, now they give me drama on top of playing bad baseball. They are determined to make me miserable. The good news is, at least they are succeeding...

A Knight of Luxury

I've been fortunate enough to see games from luxury boxes in a number of arenas, thanks to my work behind the scenes in broadcasting. I've been in a box at the Astrodome, which is kind of redundant, as it's like...

More of the Same

I haven't posted in a while because what could I possibly say that hasn't been said since last June? Every game, every loss, every problem seems the same to me at this point as it did last year. All I...

There's More Wrong With the Mets than Willie

Add Newark Star-Ledger columnist Dan Graziano to those calling for the head of Mets manager Willie Randolph. After making the point that the Mets are 71-71 since last June 1, Graziano accuses the Mets of not playing up to their...

Tim Marchman Gets It Wrong

Last Friday, the NY Sun's Tim Marchman wrote a piece calling for the immediate firing of Mets' manager Willie Randolph. Marchman, who enjoys a cult following among younger fans and bloggers, is usually coolly analytical. For this particular article, however,...

Trivial Pursuits

Some people like to divide a major league baseball season into halves or quarters. Managers often try to help their team focus on the task at hand by concentrating on a ten-game stretch. Me, I'm a little weird. I like...

Evaluating Omar, Conclusions

part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | conclusions (this article) In the three previous installments of this article we took a look at the moves Mets GM Omar Minaya has made since taking over the reins after the...

Here We Go Again - or Still

The more things change the more they stay the same. And when it comes to the 2008 Mets, that is not a good thing. I wish I had something new to bring to the table here folks. Truth is, I...

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