Fresh on the heels of calling Jose Reyes a lady and pimping himself as a gangster, new Mets manager Jerry Manuel has once again put his foot in his mouth. Yesterday, he criticized the Shea Stadium crowd's booing of craptacular reliever Aaron Heilman, and then thought up a perfectly reasonable metaphor for the treatment. The Mets fans are simply animal manure:
Asked how the struggling Heilman was holding up under constant booing at Shea this year, Manuel said: "It's very, very fertile ground for growth in Shea Stadium. It's fertile ground for a team's growth and development. Sometimes, fertile ground has fertilizer."
Cut the crap and get to the point, Jerry. Mets fans are shit. Absolute pure shit. We all know this. We salute your honesty. Manuel then tried to backpedal:
"Fertilizer is a good thing," Manuel said before the Mets' afternoon contest against the Rockies. "It's a good thing. You get the greatest results - get the most beautiful plants - when you put it in that type of fertile soil. That's what we have the opportunity to do."
There is nothing fertile at all about Shea Stadium. The only things that grow there are antipathy and hatred towards the Mets, and enormous rats that are the size of horses.