So you remember back in 2010 when a certain Phillies player decided to take out the Mets second baseman, Ruben Tejada, in a nasty slide that you wish the Mets players would have the cojones to do? Well, Terry Collins had something to say about that to the Daily News:
In Philly there would have been a fight, no doubt about it.
Now that’s what I’m talking about. I would love to be a part of that throw down. Well, this would be why I’m not allowed to go to a game at Citizen’s Bank Park. That is another story.
I love a manager who has the philosophy of protecting your teammate and throw down if need be. This is something that the ’86 Mets had that seems to have died with recent players. The New York Mets are supposed to be the opposite of the Bronx Snobs. You get down and dirty if you have to.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is more than swagger. This is about playing with a chip on your shoulder. This is about fighting for your right to be in playoffs. It is about taking down anybody and everybody who gets in your way. It is about “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”.
So Collins has every intention of spreading the message around to the players that they will watch each other’s backs. There will be no suckers or pansies here. There will be no running away with their tails between their legs. So there will undoubtedly be a war between the jerkoffs in Philly and the New York Mets.
Of this I can promise you.
Former Mets Jerry Manuel could have learned a thing or two from Collins. Glad he did not though. Otherwise we might still be stuck with him. Manuel definitely knew nothing about being a gangsta. Collins appears to know everything. So will the real gangsta please stand up?