Here’s the words from the Mets blogs and writers…
Noble Thoughts - Omar, Tony, Rubin & the circus
It's almost impossible to defend what Minaya just did. Even if he had all the evidence in the world to make those allegations, it's just not something you do in that setting. The fallout from all this is going to be immensely interesting, but Omar immediately comes off looking like the bad guy. Again.
NY Sports Dog - Adam Rubin Is Too Emotionally Involved
Can't cover the team while Minaya is GM? Why? Because his feelings got hurt? Welcome to real life.
Adam needs to act like a real reporter instead of an overly emotional teenager who got left at the prom by their date.
Reporters are often at odds with those whom they target--that comes with the territory--the key here is Adam Rubin reported it right and needed to be ready for whatever reactions came his way--not to ask for or expect a pat on the back or quit because he was singled out.
The InterMet - So It’s Rubin’s Fault Bernazard Was Out Of Control?
That is so counter-productive it’s insane. It makes no sense for two reasons.
1. Who exactly is he trying to win over by discrediting the reporter? Other reporters at other papers will see through that, not to mention be outraged by a baseball executive trying to blame the media for a nightmare that transpired on his watch.
2. How does this end the distractions?
This was a terrible, terrible job by Minaya, who has brought down an entirely new storm on this team. And most likely, on himself.
The Mets Police - New York Mets Omar Minaya Apologized, So Let's Accept The Apology
I have no dog in this fight. I feel bad for Adam Rubin and hope he doesn't lose his gig over this, and I think asking someone how they got a job in the front office is no different than me asking Matt Cerrone how Metsblog started - does that mean that I'm not good at whatever my real job is (it's not this) or that I'm somehow out to get someone? No. Rubin should be allowed to explore whatever he thinks will make him happy in his life. Bernazard either did or didn't do what Rubin wrote, and apparently Bernazard did.
I don't think Minaya should lose his job over not being smooth in press conferences. The Mets should hire someone who is smooth to handle all interactions with the media. If Minaya is to lose his job it should because the team fails, not because he took a wrong turn in a press conference - and hey Jay Horwitz way to protect your guy!
Metsopolis - Omar Minaya Calls Out Adam Rubin
Omar Minaya clearly wanted to deflect attention away from Tony Bernazard and the mess that he created. He accomplished that, but at the expense of a fine reporter. There was absolutely no reason to call out Adam Rubin at this press conference, and it is just another sign that the front office and ownership of the Mets do not understand public relations in addition to baseball.
Mets Fans Forever - OMAR'S MELTDOWN [Sic]
Omar, you should be embarrassed of what you did today. The press conference was supposed to be about the dismissal of Tony Bernazard, and instead you turned it yet again into another circus. And I am speaking about all Met fans when I say "You should be axed"
Mets Today - Bernazard Firing Part Deux
After listening to Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum in this absurd press conference, Jerry Manuel’s postgame interview will resemble a symposium conducted by Albert Einstein.
One can only wonder what this Mickey Mouse operation will do next.
Mets Report - Omar Minaya Apologizes For Trashing Adam Rubin
It’s been a bizzare day, even by Mets standards. This kind of bad PR just can’t be doing Minaya any good right now. Unbelievable… Does the embarrassment ever end?
John Delcos’ New York Mets Report - In defense of Adam Rubin …
There are few reporters I admire and respect as much as I do Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News. He is among the first to arrive and last to leave. He works the clubhouse as well as any colleague I have competed against. I consider my work ethic one of my strong suits and I envy his. As far as I am concerned, his integrity is above reproach.
If Minaya had a problem with Rubin, he should have addressed it privately behind closed doors as part of his in-depth investigation. Bernazard, an embarrassment to the Mets, has been fired and is gone. The Mets’ embarrassing behavior still remains.
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