When Willie Randolph made his racially-sniffing remarks about SNY and the Mets organization last week, he apologized. The most boring press conference in the world reiterated the fact that Randolph is still the manager, and his "apology" has been "accepted" by the ownership.
If all it takes is a simple "I'm sorry!" to patch things up with The Wilpons & Co., why can't Gary Carter say he's sorry, and possibly get "back in the running" for the "managerial spot" if it ever becomes "available."
Sheesh. It seems like the New York media is really blowing this story out of proportion. Novel idea, right?
The story here should be Randolph and Omar Minaya on the hot-seat as the team continues to underachieve and go through the motions of playing baseball. "A few runs in the first inning should suffice, no?" They come out for one or two innings a game and then disappear back into the dugout "like a frightened turtle."
Minaya and Randolph should be in the spotlight, both as scapegoats, as it's really the players who are stinking up Shea Stadium in her final days. It's easier to fire a manager than it is to fire a player, and that's why Randolph has the giant bulls eye.
I think Omar is safe, for now. Great trades that brought quality players like Ryan Church and Johan Santana to Flushing should not be overlooked. I feel he's bought himself at least one or two more years as GM, even if they keep playing .500 ball.
Lay off Gary Carter. At least let him don the uniform and sit in the managers office before you start blasting him.
(Kidding, of course. Carter doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hell.)