WARNING: If you are sensitive to the topic of race, I suggest you move on. This blog is not for you. I am not making accusations at all Mets fans. This for a select few. I have no issues with whites, blacks, hispanics or any other race. I am making a relevant point here. Rude and racist comments will not be tolerated. If you have something to say, that is what email is for. I will not tolerate you offending my readers.
Ever since I started to blog, I’ve come across some interesting Mets fans like those that are so obsessed with their team they rely on gimmicks to get noticed by other fans or the front office. There are those who are the casual fans and just watch their team when they are doing well.
Then there are the racist jerks who one almost swear have confederate flags hanging in their bedrooms. Yes, my friends, racism is still, unfortunately, alive and well here in the United States.
Outrageous you say? Well DUH!
What is more outrageous than blaming a GM for a poor job based on his race?
What is more stupid and ludicrous than blaming laziness and mistakes on the basepaths, field, or anything else on a specific race?
I’ll tell you what is more stupid. The people who makes these insinuations. Never in my entire life have I been more embarressed to say I am a Mets fan.
You’re probably right if you’re thinking it is in every fan base. However, it does not make it right. In a game as wonderful and American as baseball, there is no room for this nonsense.
I remember talking to a Mets fan on Facebook, it seems that is where I talk to most of my readers, and he had the audacity to say Omar Minaya is stupid and there should be a white man in the front office. He told me that there is no room for latinos.
Now, at the risk of losing a loyal reader, I told him to drop dead and never set eyes on my site again. If he has a problem with latinos, he has a problem with me. I am a proud latina working my ass off to get where I want to be in the sports media industry. So is there no room for me?
Since Minaya took the job of General Manager of the New York Mets, he has been accused of making the Mets a hispanic team. They became known as “Los Mets”.
My question to you is: So freakin’ what?
You wanted these latinos on your team. When Carlos Beltran was a free agent, everyone was screaming for him to be signed. You got him. You also got Pedro Martinez. You wanted him too. Or do you not remember how excited you were when he signed on the dotted line? You were among the first ones to get a Martinez jersey.
You begged for Minaya to get the job done in acquiring Johan Santana. Um, guess what? He’s a hispanic. That’s right ladies and gentlemen. Your ace is a latino. Oh the horror of it all! What did you get? A hard-ass pitcher who will fight tooth and nail to win a game.
Let’s see. What else did the inept latino GM get? Oh yes! I remember.
I remember a particular closer who was on the free agent market last year. Every fan knew the Mets needed a closer because of Billy Wagner going down for surgery. All fans wanted this closer because he was dominating. He even had a nickname: K-Rod. I wonder what happened to him.
Oh that’s right! He is on the Mets now. You wanted him. You got him.
I know I am missing some other points here. Oh right! Who is best closer of all time in baseball? Mariano Rivera. Do you know where he is from? Panama.
One of the most beloved and respected players in all of baseball was who? Roberto Clemente. Great player and a great humanitarian. You could learn a few things from him. Oh my gosh! I know. The absolute horror of having to learn something from a hispanic. Oh dear me!
I spoke to one Mets fan, Eric, on my college campus about how he felt about Minaya and all of the latinos on the team. Unfortunately, I left my notes at home and do not have the interview with me. I’ll post his responses later tonight. However, his whole issue was not the fact that Minaya was hispanic or that there were a number of hispanics on the team. It was how Minaya handled the team. It was poor.
I askd Eric what if the whole team were hispanic. Eric’s response:
They know their baseball.
He does not care if it is all black, hispanic, white, or asian. Just as long as a championship is brought to Flushing. That is all that matters to him.
That is all that should matter to you.
Do not blame incompetence on race. Last time I checked, former President Bush was white and he screwed this country up royally.
Minaya did what all of you wanted. He got the players that you wanted. He is not inept. Minaya knows what he is doing. The players did not give us what we thought they would. You cannot blame a player’s performance on the General Manager. Minaya’s job is to sign the players. The coaches are to work with the players to get them to perform at peak efficiency.
You can make the argument that he is inept when it comes to the media. I’ll give you that. At that he is awful. He should have a spokesperson. But it has nothing to do with his race.
Take a long look at yourself in the mirror. Guess what? You have two strikes against you. You are racist and inept. Care to go for strike three?