Found February 26, 2012 on Mets360.com:
In today’s New York Post, Mike Vaccaro weighs in on the little spat over Ruben Tejada reporting to camp. Here’s a short excerpt: “As a parent might, Collins wants Tejada to know he’s not furious at him, he isn’t angry that he didn’t settle his visa issues early enough to be here sooner. No, he’s disappointed. He expected more from Tejada, given what he saw of him last year, so there is a measure of paternal dissatisfaction.” Well, here’s my message to Collins, Vaccaro and anyone else disappointed with Tejada – take your paternal dissatisfaction and use it to wipe off the bottom of your shoes. Because any other use of this dissatisfaction is a waste of time and energy. MLB and the MLBPA have a collectively bargained date by which players are responsible to report to camp. If Collins or anyone else wants players to be in camp earlier, they should make it a priority for their owner in the next CBA negotiations. I cannot stand this attitude that elevates trivial stuff to such import...
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