Would You Buy A Used Car From This Man?
I was reading the excellent post by Joe D that was inspired by a statement from Metsie entitled, “Are The Players Turning The Tables On The Mets Front Office?” But I felt one key factor was missing from the summations made in the piece and on the comment thread that ensued.
One chapter in Mets recent history that needs to be pointed out again, was the deep, wide-stretching amount of damage Sandy did when he opened up his big, insensitive, smarmy, and stupid mouth this year at mid-season. That was when he decided to shirk his own responsibility for the state of this team and throw his players under the bus.
He thought we Mets fans were so stupid that all he had to do was suggest it, and as though he were using Jedi-Mind-Tricks we fans would actually blame the players for the state of the team as they started to crumble and not Alderson himself. And this coming on the heels of the players over-achieving for most of the first half of the season....