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Video: Jeff Wilpon Named Worst Person In The World

No surprise here, but sportscaster Keith Olbermann of ESPN named Jeff Wilpon the Worst Person in the World tonight. He completely ripped into him and his father Fred Wilpon, accusing both of them of running the team into the ground. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleged that the Mets chief operating officer insulted and harassed senior vice president Leigh Castergine relentlessly...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NY Mets VP Sues After Allegedly Being Fired For Being Single and Pregnant

A former female vice president for the New York Mets is suing the organization. Leigh Castergine, a former senior vice president of ticket sales with  claims the team fired from her for being pregnant and unmarried. Castergine’s suit alleges that co-owner Jeff Wilpon- son of majority owner Fred Wilpon – frequently embarrassed her asking where her ring was and saying she would...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawsuit claims New York Mets fired a Senior VP for being an Unwed Mother

The plague of professional sports leagues and franchises mistreating women has touched Major League Baseball, specifically the New York Mets. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, a former team executive vice president said she was fired by the franchise after giving birth out of wedlock, being mocked by Mets’ COO Jeff Wilpon, and complaining about it to Human Resources. Leigh Castergine...
Via 110 Nation Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former exec sues Mets, COO Wilpon, claiming she was fired for being pregnant and unwed

Former Mets vice president of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine has sued the Mets and COO Jeff Wilpon, claiming she was fired for being pregnant and unwed, according to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday.  The suit claims that Castergine was let go by Mets COO Jeff Wilpon -- son of CEO Fred Wilpon -- because he was "morally opposed" to her...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Wilpon’s Legacy And A Fool’s Hope

The 2015 schedule is hot off the presses as the Mets wrap up their sixth losing season in a row. Please try to contain your excitement. The latest hot potato is whether or not the Mets should bring back manager Terry Collins next season… As if that will make one hell of a difference… You know what the real problem is with this team… Don’t you? How did we get into this mess...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: 12 Years Ago Today; Wilpon Buys Out Doubleday

There have been many moments in Mets history that have shaped the franchise for years and years. The two World Titles, the Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, Mike Piazza and Johan Sanatna trades for example are moments fans have remembered for years. One of the days that might be bigger than all of them happened 12 years ago today. It was on this date that Fred Wilpon completed...
Via The Daily Stache
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilpons To Refinance Debt, Maintain Control of Mets

The New York Post reported tonight that the Mets are about to experience substantial financial relief.  As soon as next month, owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz will close on a seven year refinance of the organization's debt.  There was some question as to whether the ownership group could maintain control of the team through what was a required principal payment of $250 million...
Via Effing Mets
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Madoff case settled and Fred Wilpon gets new nickname

So it’s finally over. Mets owner Fred “Wimpy” Wilpon will gladly pay Tuesday if you give him a hamburger today. But in this case “Tuesday” is three years from now and “hamburger” is the big business known as the New York Mets. The Madoff clawback suit is settled with the Mets on the hook for $162 million but with the money not payable until three years from now. ...
Via Mets360.com
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Is The Tide Shifting For Fred Wilpon?

If you had asked me twelve months ago if the Wilpons should sell the Mets, I’d have been pretty emphatic in my support. In the six months that followed, new reports surfaced describing the debt the Mets were in and it seemed that number grew by $100 million from each report to the next. The most recent tally has it in the ballpark of $450 million. In the six months since then,...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Fred Wilpon Requests That You To Give His Team "A Try"

The forecast for this upcoming season is a dreary one for the New York Mets, but that hasn't stopped Mets' owner Fred Wilpon from providing his two cents to the Mets' fanbase. Yes, in his first really public comments since calling his own team snake bitten and criticizing the value of his now departed leadoff man, Mr. Wilpon had the following to say:"I think we...
Via Mets Fever
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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