Only the Mets could ruin what should've been a wonderfully happy day by acting like gutless cowards.
Why make Willie Randolph, Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto leave New York for a West Coast swing only to fire them one day into the trip - after a win, no less? The Mets had to have known they were going to fire the trio after Sunday's doubleheader; why make the three men travel nearly 3,000 miles just to give them a pink slip? This couldn't have been done while Randolph, Peterson and Nieto were in New York with their families? Why fire Peterson (who wasn't even a Randolph hire) and Nieto at all? I'm sure all these questions will be asking during the 5pm press conference, and I'm equally sure that the Mets won't have a good answer for them.
I've been waiting for this day for 3 1/2 years, and now I'm actually more sympathetic to the shoddy treatment Randolph and his coaches were subjected to then I am relieved by his dismissal. It's disturbing and it's classless and it's one more reason to reconsider my allegiance to this team. More analysis later today; for now I'm just going to stew on how disappointed I am in Fred Wilpon and Omar Minaya.