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MLB Should Do What NFL Failed To With Ray Rice

Let’s clear something up right off the bat. Hitting a woman and firing someone, even if it was in a discriminatory manner, are not on equal playing fields. That being said, we’ve watched as the NFL has squirmed and wiggled around the incident surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. They have gotten it wrong multiple times and in the end this could end up costing...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Price Of Bryce

A note on the picture above: Many of Major League Baseball’s stadiums have beautiful scenery outside them to use for bump shots. Ravines. Mountains. Bridges. Skylines. Citi Field, in its immediate area, has a Toys R Us overlooking the off ramp to the Van Wyck. And apparently that’s the go to shot for scenery in Flushing. Fitting that they showed it after showing a montage of...
Via Metstradamus
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Sad Realization And A Met Fan’s Lament

It’s hard for me to see the team I love always being embroiled in some sort off turmoil brought on by the owners themselves, namely Fred and Jeff Wilpon. How can any of us ever trust these two again? Fueled by two Ponzi schemes, misrepresenting their impact on the team, the frequent public relations blunders, and now a sexual discrimination lawsuit, my growing disdain for the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Wilpon Named Worst Person In The World

No surprise hear, but sportscaster Keith Olbermann of ESPN named Jeff Wilpon the Worst Person in the World tonight. A lawsuit Wednesday alleged that the Mets chief operating officer insulted and harassed senior vice president Leigh Castergine because she was single and pregnant. After Castergine sought help from the Mets human resources department a second time, she was again urged...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Leigh Castergine says Mets fired her for being single and pregnant

New York Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon is facing a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee. Leigh Castergine, who served as the Mets’ senior vice president for several years, claims she was fired from her position of overseeing ticket sales last month because Wilpon was “morally opposed” to her being single and pregnant. According to the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets win fourth straight game as Rafael Montero snags first win

Only the Mets could manage to overshadow their own success. Rafael Montero picked up his first major-league win as the Mets finished off a sweep of the Rockies with a 2-0 win at a nearly empty Citi Field. The Mets won their fourth straight, tying their season-high winning streak. They ended the night 5 1/2 games out of the second NL wild-card spot and talking about finally playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Mets ticket exec Leigh Castergine says Jeff Wilpon fired her for being 'pregnant and single'

Leigh Castergine, former Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales & Services, is no longer with the Mets organization. "Although no replacement has been named yet, we have a talented staff in place to handle all ticket related business while we embark on a national search for this role," the team said in a statement last week.Why she was fired was a big question for everyone...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Wilpon: Still A Dick

I’m not going to go too deep into this here. I’m already sick of this nonsense that Fred Wilpon and The Golden Sperm put this franchise through on a day in/day out basis. But Jeffy is being sued for sexual discrimination, in the latest embarrassing moment for a franchise that seems to be full of them. The first woman senior vice president in the team’s 52-year history claims...
Via Metstradamus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Mets Exec Suing Team Claiming She Was Fired For Being Pregnant

The New York Mets continue to be an utter disaster, after Senior VP, Leigh Castergine, was fired by COO Jeff Wilpon. The alleged reason for her being let go is where the disaster comes into play. Castergine is claiming Jeff–who is son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, that she was fired for getting pregnant while working for the team and not being married. She claims that Jeff strongly...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-staffer files ugly discrimination suit against Mets

A former New York Mets official has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the team's front office and co-owner Jeff Wilpon, accusing the team of firing her because Wilpon opposed her having a baby without being married. Leigh Castergine, who was promoted to senior vice president for ticket sales and service with the Mets the same month she became pregnant, filed the suit on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Mets Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Team

Mr. Met doesn’t like the looks of this.  Not only do the Mets have to worry about the standings; they have to worry about legal issues now and this one sounds like a bigger problem than their batting lineup. The lawsuit in file says that the ex Mets official was fired because she was having a baby before marriage and Jeff Wilpon, Mets co owner, didn’t agree with it. Wow. If...
Via Geeks and Cleats
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Mets exec says she was fired for being 'pregnant and single'

Just when you think things are looking up for the New York Mets, a story like this one breaks that makes you weep for humanity. Former New York Mets SVP of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine was fired last month, and is alleging that her firing came about because Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was “morally opposed” to her becoming pregnant while single. Oh boy. Here’s what...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Mets executive alleges firing was because she was “pregnant and single”

Just when you think things are looking up for the New York Mets, a story like this one breaks that makes you weep for humanity. Former New York Mets SVP of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine was fired last month, and is alleging that her firing came about because Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was “morally opposed” to her becoming pregnant while single. Oh boy. Here’s what...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Executive Says She Was Fired For Being Pregnant and Single, Files Federal Lawsuit

Fired Mets VP of Ticket Sales Leigh Castergine, has filed a lawsuit today in Brooklyn Federal Court against the New York Mets. The New York Post reports that the former high-ranking franchise executive claims she was fired by the team because COO Jeff Wilpon objected to her becoming pregnant out of wedlock. The filing states: “He frequently humiliated Castergine in front of...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Di-JEST: A Mets Popularity Survey

I’m a sucker for all the catchy internet sports stuff.  Whether it’s a chat or an article that starts with a number (“14 Things the Mets Must Do To Become Respectable”) and I’m all over them. Another popular thing is surveys.  I don’t know how to put a real survey up online, but here’s the one I would run here at MMO if I had the computer “skill set” to do so...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Di-Jest: Wilpons Hatch Plan For Bogus Wright Retirement Tour

The crack investigative unit here at MMO has uncovered a cynical plot developed by Jeff Wilpon with the approval of Papa Fred and Uncle (“Can I sell yet?”) Saul. The younger Wilpon has become envious of what the Yankees, another team on the down slide, have done during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Last year Mariano Rivera spent the entire season being praised and lavished with...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

Joel Sherman.of the New York Post says the Mets are in the perfect position to take back control of New York from the Yankees. “You may remember how they were going to be carried back into the warm embrace of this city by Generation K. It was an idea that so frightened George Steinbrenner he demanded after the 1995 season the Yankees go with a kid shortstop in 1996 just to show...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Flags And Conspiracy Theories: Could The Mets Be On The Move?

Last week, it was pointed out that there aren’t a whole lot of reasons to pay attention to the Mets, even with this 2014 season as early as it is. That assessment appears to have been mistaken: the Mets and their machinations have been noticed as far away as Paris…as in France. In the painstakingly detailed article linked here, it is posited that once the Willets Point project...
Via Mets360.com
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Elaborate Scheme To Move The Mets To Montreal

The “Herald de Paris” and author JE Sved (a Mets fan) released a story last Friday that might have blown the lid off elaborate scheme that could potentially send the Mets packing north of the border to Montreal. It all starts with the Willets Point land that is going to be re-developed over the next 10-15 years and leads us down a rabbit hole that could eventually lead us Mets...
Via The Daily Stache
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball, the Mets, and the Public Trust

We live in a democracy. The greatest democracy on the planet. In spite of recent developments causing many to question the viability of our democratic way, I believe we still hold in our hands the power to influence our way of life and our pursuit of happiness. As citizens of this country we are entitled to certain rights and resources that are held in a public trust. Baseball, our...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

4:30 PM The Mets have denied the report from Howard Megdal of Capital New York (read below) that the order to fire Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens came from Jeff Wilpon. Megdal reported that Jeff Wilpon sent general manager Sandy Alderson an “angry” text during the team’s 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Memorial Day and followed it up with an “angry” phone call that resulted...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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