Found December 15, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
A Marked Man: Dickey at the Mets Holiday Party. The Mets haven’t done many things right in the last half decade, and God knows they’ve paid the price with plenty of bad press and a sorely tarnished image. Have no fear… I’m not about to resurrect all the bad memories of the last five years and point out every single thing that has gone horribly wrong. On the contrary, this post is about what the Wilpons have always been very good at… Whisper Campaigns – The timeless art of using the media to spread rumors designed to discredit a person and sway public perception. In the Mets’ case the goal is to persuade the fanbase to turn on a player while dividing and conquering the base itself with the greatest of ease. A wonderfully diabolical scheme that never fails. The Wilpons by no means invented whisper campaigns, but they have turned it into an art form and perfected it to the point of effortlessly steering the opinions of their fanbase with such surgical precision. And while the fanbase i...
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