The campaign to demonize the Wilpon family continues. To read some press reports, particularly in the New York Post, you’d think that Fred Wilpon, his son, Jeff, and their business partner, Saul Katz, were plotting with Mr. Madoff to steal the retirement savings of working people and the endowments of charitable organizations.
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Be sure never to consult the Mets’ book on public relations.
On Monday afternoon, Mets general manager Omar Minaya held a press conference to announce that the director of player development, Tony Bernazard, was being let go. This came days after Daily News Mets beat reporter Adam Rubin broke a story that Mr. Bernazard Read More
This weekend, I made my way out to the Willets Point–Shea Stadium stop on the No. 7 train, and for the first time with my own eyes, I saw that my beloved blue dump was gone. The only things left of Shea, the home of the Mets for 45 years, were some mounds of ash, Read More
Let this be a lesson for managers and coaches in New York: When your team is down, don’t pick a fight with the media.
Willie Randolph, the Mets manager whose team is now under .500, has made two mistakes this week, at a time when his job is looking more and more unsafe.
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Amid the frustration and heartbreak in the Mets locker room after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series—the end of an illustrious season—the team owner, Fred Wilpon, made the briefest of appearances.
Looking withered and ghostly, he peeked over the shoulder of his general manager, Omar Minaya, saw that all was under control and Read More
Fred wears a tie; Nelson ties a jaunty sweater around his neck. Fred grew up in Bensonhurst; Nelson is from Oyster Bay. Fred’s father was an undertaker; Nelson’s father willed him a publishing fortune.
And on Oct. 24, as Mets pitcher Rick Reed opened Shea Stadium’s first World Series game since 1986, Fred Wilpon and Read More