Remember the days when we Mets fans would kick and scream because former manager Willie Randolph would never stand up for his players?
Well it seems he found his back bone in Milwaukee. He was suspended for one game and fined for arguing “a check-swing call on an 0-2 pitch to Albert Pujols from the dugout in the third inning”, as reported by ESPN.com.
No appeal will be made. He’ll serve the suspension tonight.
This was always a problem for Randolph here in New York. It was always then bench coach Jerry Manuel who would get out of the dugout and argue a call.
If Willie were able to do that with the Mets, maybe he would still be manager because they players would have respected him more.