As I lay my head to sleep last night
I kept wondering how the Mets got where
they are now?
As I fell asleep I had the most wonderful dream. The Wilpons
called for a 5:00pm press conference where both Fred & Jeff Wilpon
would be speaking.
At the conference Fred came out and said 1st he wanted to apologize
again to the fans for the past seasons. He then said that today was
the start of a new era and his 1st act is to bring back a man that
truly loved the Mets and during his time saw the Mets rise as the
best baseball team in NY. The man? Nelson Doubleday.
He then said his 2nd act was that his son Jeff Wilpon will step down
and no longer be Chief Operating Officer as Nelson Doubleday will
be the new Chief Operating Officer.
This caused such a stir that the media tweeting the breaking news caused
Twitter to crash forcing the media to resort to posting directly to their
Doubleday then took the podium and as he did the room grew silent except for
the sounds of the shutters from the cameras as they opened and closed
capturing every moment.
Doubleday then said,
“I want to say that starting today there will be 2 new words that the Mets
will be known for and no it is not “Prevention & Recovery”.
It will be “Winning & Accountability.”
The room grew quite as he had the attention of everyone in the room.
Then it came. In one breath Doubleday said what many thought they would never
hear. “In the Spirit of our new mantra of Winning & Accountability the following
moves have been made.
- Oliver Perez has been designated for assignment.
- Luis Castillo has been designated for assignment.
- Jerry Manuel will no longer be the Mets manager.
- Howard Johnson will no longer be the Hitting coach and will be moved into a position that has yet to be determined.
- Dan Warthen will stay on and finish the season at which time his future with the organization and in what capacity will be revisited.
- Dave Jauss will finish the season as interim manager
- Wally Backman will come up and fill in as bench coach for the remainder of the season.
Then as Doubleday started to say that he had 1 more major announcement to make I was awoken by the
sound of my radio alarm clock that is set to WFAN radio announcing that the Mets
lost on Mets Hall Of Fame day 14-1.
-Sigh, Now I will never know what it was going to be.