The Wilpons know what’s best right? After all, if anybody is going to embarrass the organization it should be them. If anybody says something that actually makes sense, a gag order is placed into effect on the individual. Case in point, when Jerry Manuel said he needs help. He needs a bat. That made the organization sound desperate.
Well guess what! The organization now sounds stupid courtesy of Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon.
The littlest Wilpon decided to hold a press conference today just for the purpose of throwing Minaya under the bus. Oh wait! There was another reason for this. It was to apologize to Adam Rubin on behalf of the Mets organization. Humiliating Minaya was just a bonus.
Here are some snippets of what was said:
Minaya is extremely remorseful. He was angry. He was upset. He has apologized to ownership.
Minaya did take the day off.
He made a mistake. Its taken a great toll on him. He understands the damage. He knows that.
He did not do the right thing.
He is our General Manager and will continue to be.
Now all of a sudden ownership wants to stand behind Minaya after feeding him to the wolves yesterday? Where was this support when everything was happening yesterday?
Look! Minaya made a mistake. We all know that. Do you think he is not upset about this whole situation? You’re only kidding yourself. He knows he embarrassed the Mets and the fans. He is dealing with it the best that he can. He will be calling Adam Rubin to apologize as will Jeff Wilpon.
It is over. It is done with. Can we move on? Last I checked, there is a game tonight. You can hear the entire Jeff Wilpon press conference here.