I’ve been saying it to my friends and now I need to say it in public so I can be on record: despite how bad the Mets are playing, they will start mounting a comeback this season, springboarding a huge showing against the Rockies this week and push towards a playoff berth. They will play on the last day of the season with a chance to make the playoffs.
And they will lose again.
How is that for torture for Mets fans?
Some more fun links for Metropolitan fans:
Deadspin looks into that unbelievably bizarre press conference. Amazin’ Avenue has the transcript of the press conference. ShysterBall is amazed that Mets can even make the firing of Bernazard a crazy affair.
Adam Rubin responds!
Buster Olney says that Omar Minaya has shifted the glare to himself now and his own clock is ticking. Rob Neyer notes that Minaya is losing control.
Deadspin on a sort-of-maybe apology from Minaya
The New York Times looks at Bernazard’s career before this debacle
Deadspin takes a few more rips at the Mets (picture courtesy of Deadspin, too)
And, lastly, I don’t know if SNY showing the whole press conference, the interviews afterwards, talking about it on the network and running clips of the meltdown on their website is one of two things: transparency from a team not trying to hide from its mistakes or complete and utter disdain for the fanbase which it seems to want to torture at every turn. It absolutely amazes me that a team that once employed drugged out Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, (allegedly) women-crazy David Cone, firecracker-wielding Vince Coleman, poker-playing Rickey Henderson, reporter-threatening Bobby Bonilla, bleach-spraying Bret Saberhagen, sexually-harassing Steve Phillips and Mo Vaughn could only now be deemed a total mess.
Either way, it keeps A-Rod off the backpages so as a Yankees fan, I can’t complain