Oh wait, that’s the other pathetic New York franchise and Isiah Thomas.
We actually never cared much for Willie, at least I never did when he was a player or a manager but the media and fans wanted him out and now he is gone and in a terrible fashion. They flew him out to the West Coast and fired him in the hotel and announced it to the media by email hours later.
Not counting the worst collapse in the history of baseball last year, he managed the Mets to a respectable 302-253 record, second-best all-time among the 18 men who have managed the New York Mets. Something tells me it wasn’t all Willie’s fault, though. That team has been full of underachievers since God knows when.
Here’s hoping Willie finds another baseball job in the future. Just make sure he doesn’t step anywhere near the Florida Marlins clubhouse.