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Mike Pelfrey takes the funny road in response to Fred Wilpon’s comments

May 23, 2011, 10:06 PM EDT

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Craig mentioned earlier how David Wright took “the high road” in response to Fred Wilpon’s comments from the New Yorker. You wouldn’t expect anything different from him, but right-hander Mike Pelfrey has a decidedly different take. A downright funny one, actually.

No, Wilpon didn’t mention Pelfrey by name in the profile, but in talking to Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen about a member of the staff “who tends to dawdle on the mound, he said, “Tell him to throw the f-ing ball!” And if you know anything about Pelfrey, he’s a bit, well, fidgety on the mound.

Anyway, here’s Pelfrey’s take, via David Waldstein of the New York Times:

“I think guys will be upset,” pitcher Mike Pelfrey said. “But we’re all a family: ownership, coaches and players. Sometimes people say things they regret. It’s a mistake and you learn from it. Maybe next spring when we have our media workshop for the players, Fred can come and sit in on it.”

Nicely done, sir. Though if Fred’s heel turn continues, Pelfrey will be on the next flight to Buffalo.

  1. scareduck - May 23, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Maybe next year, Fred Wilpon won’t own the Mets.

  2. danberman4 - May 23, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    That’s a pretty good line.

  3. dprat - May 23, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Posted on Rotoworld:
    “Cardinals optioned RHP Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A Memphis.
    Boggs has went from ‘next in line’ for saves to the minor leagues in less than a month’s time.”
    That’s you, isn’t it, DJ? “Has went”!?! We just talked about this, didn’t we?
    Okay, you win, I give up. I will henceforth and forever more silently endure this abomination.

    • jimbo1949 - May 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      What did you expect, an English major?

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