Willie Randolph In Hot Pants?

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hot seat.jpgThe air came out of the Mets balloon rather quickly after getting swept by the Braves in yesterday's day/night doubleheader. They lost to Tom Glavine in the first game then Jorge Campillo in he nightcap. Earlier in the week, we all had our fun with Ned Yost who's still employed but really mad at Rob and I. But it's Wednesday already and it's time for people to focus their heat vision on someone else, and Randolph seems like a good candidate.

Randolph made some comments on Monday which indicated that he thinks negative media coverage of him may be racially motivated. I'm usually very open to those kind of discussions because they're often... well, true. But Willie, you oversaw an historic collapse last year and you're trying to garner sympathy by comparing yourself to Herm Edwards and Isiah Thomas? Eek. I'm gonna take this lightly and let the media slide for once.

Earlier in the season I outlined why he was on the hot seat and I still think those conditions apply. The thing is, the Mets are only 2.5 games out of first. Until they dig themselves into a significant hole, let's say 7 games, firing Randolph is counterprodcutive to a still talented but older and injury riddled team looking for its groove.

I label these rumors: Premature.

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8 Comments

Wow, Bissinger was right about you pricks.

I blame all the decrepit Latinos on the team.

I'm giving you the stink-eye, Minaya!

Willie is right. The Mets were held down last year by a WHITE manager (Manuel) and several WHITE players (Hamels, Utley, Rollins, Howard). So it would make sense that the WHITE media would be against him now.

Mets fan's tears taste delicious

Emil Brown is a total asshole.

I label these rumors: Premature.

Judging by your recent track record on rumors about managers being fired I would guess that he will be gone by the end of the day.

Based on the title of this post, Joey Pants would be a pretty apt replacement for Crybaby Randolph. That guy don't take no crap, and he's from the dirty jerz.

Unload the precious cargo!

You mean the hot pants?

Yarrr...the hot pants.

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