Not sure what I can say about the brouhaha surrounding some of Willie's comments that showed up in the press today that Corey or Deb haven't said already.
But I can say that I took the ball and ran with it when I heard the comments about Willie blaming the fans for the Mets poor play at home that I named him the Big Pussy Pick of the Week over at GBU today.
But it goes so much further than Willie's comments about the fans. And again, I won't go into too much detail, since Corey did such a great job at calling the Mets and Willie out on everything including the lackadaisical play, our dollars being pumped in the Mets economy, our seats being sold out and season tickets holders left to hold the fabulous bag with our 20% increase after the worst collapse in baseball history.
But no. It was evident that Willie has lost any and all respect of the clubhouse when he pooh-poohed Tom Glavine's 300th win quest. And when Marlon Anderson, a dude who was only on the team half the year, felt the need to call a meeting when the Mets were free-falling into second place.
Now Willie has been the Met manager since 2005. He has been gifted with having an oer .500 winning percentage as manager in those three years.
In 2005, we gave him a pass when he was a rookie manager. And wasn't it cute when he messed up his double-switch?
In 2006, we gave him a pass because while he still had no clue how to run a bullpen (if you ask Willie, it's "into the ground"), the Mets won the NL East easily and so we loved him then.
In 2007, our patience was wearing thin. The Mets did have a winning season, but lost their heart by gift-wrapping the division to the hates Phillies.
The jig, as they say, was up for Willie.
In 2008, he still is around. But it's time for the Mets to clean house. And I'm not talking about firing Willie. I'm talking about getting rid of all the coaches, replace them and have these guys doing push-ups in a week.
No more carte-blanche to the vets anymore. And no more treating your best young players like they're cow flop. And learn how to handle a pitching staff. Because they don't like you anymore either Willie.
Let's clean house, get some new management in there, and finally, let's have someone else set the tone.
Just when I think I might have an iota of respect for Willie, he has the fucking brass cajones to tell the Mets fans we suck?
I say screw the Church Ladies and the Blue Maine Group. Let's get some fireman helmets and form the Fire Willie Department.