Here’s the words from non-Mets blogs and writers…
Sports Crackle Pop! - Bernazard Loses a Job, Adam Rubin Loses Much More [Sic’d]
Omar Minaya always seemed like a quality guy. But as this Mets’ season continues to implode, and the walls start coming in around him, it seems Minaya’s true colors are starting to shine. He’s pulling a Sarah Palin, blaming his mis-steps and failures on media members trying to advance their own personal agendas. Well, Sarah Palin’s approval numbers are in the toilet. Now, Minaya’s seem to be circling the rim.
Big League Stew - Omar Minaya hurls reporter under bus at press conference
From my viewpoint, it was completely irresponsible for Minaya to spin the press conference the way he did. If he had an axe to grind with Rubin over the outing of an employee he hired, then there was a time and place. Needless to say, this wasn't it, and you have to think that Minaya's turn for being thrown under the bus himself just lurched a lot closer.
ShysterBall - Even firing Bernazard is crazy
Does Omar not read the papers? Does he not realize that throwing such a thing out there -- even if true -- is going to inspire about 12 attacks a day? Is this the GM's equivalent of suicide-by-cop?
The Cuce’s Rant - Omar Minaya Calls Out Adam Rubin (Daily News) During Bernazard Press Conference [Sic’d]
I read Adam Rubin's column every day for the Daily News and when I heard Omar called out this reporter it was at the very least a stunning event taking place. A very immature move for Omar Minaya to try to take out his frustration on a reporter who was just trying to do his job. What difference does it make if Rubin wants to become a scout one day? It has nothing to do with the reason why Bernazard got fired. Many different players,coaches, and members of the organization confirmed the story, so it obviously had to be true. I don't think I've ever seen an upper-level member of a professional organization sink to such a low-level in blaming a media member of trying to conspire an untrue story in order to get that person's job.
For Minaya to imply that these things didn't need to be revealed is ludicrous. Whether Rubin likes Bernazard or not has nothing to do with the fact that Bernazard was wrong and definitely has an attitude problem. But Bernazard was Minaya's "guy," and to fire him makes Minaya look bad. He chose to take it out on a reporter, in a room full of press, which is ridiculous of Minaya to do.
The LoHud Yankees Blog - Game 99: Yankees at Rays (updated with Girardi audio)
One of the first things you learn at journalism school is not to become the story. This has to be a bad spot for Rubin. But Minaya is teetering on the brink of full-scale nuttiness. It’s unfathomable how the Wilpons could let him run their team at this point.
I covered the Mets before I was promoted to the Yankees. They are are wildly dysfunctional organization but what happened today was an all-timer. It’s too bad because Mets fans are largely good folks who care deeply about their team. They deserve better.
Third String Safety - Houdini Minaya Shouldn’t Escape This One
Minaya has had more lives than a cat at this point. He survived the collapse of 2007. He survived the botched firing of Willie Randolph. He survived the collapse of 2008. Until today, he looked to be treading water in the disastrous season of 2009.
I’m shocked it hasn’t come already. For an organization that is as concerned about public perception as the Mets are, how have they continued to employ someone that routinely fails in that area? No mater what the situation, Omar’s “hijinks” invariably make the Mets look bad.
The Village Voice - Mets Fire Tony Bernazard, Minaya Blames Daily News Writer
Maybe this was Minaya's childish way of playing down his own responsibility for the move, or of giving the organization a scapegoat in hatred of whom they could all come together. Or maybe the Mets really are just so cursed this year that they can't do anything right without screwing it up.
Only one way to settle this: shirtless fistfight.
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Thank you, Geoffrey!