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Jeff Wilpon scolds Mets for not throwing at Athletics’ players

Jun 27, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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I missed this yesterday, but reader The Dangerous Mabry gave me the heads up.  ESPN New York reports that Jeff Wilpon scolded Mets players for not retaliating at Athletics’ players after Justin Turner was hit by a pitch on Thursday.

The pitch that hit him — in the leg — was probably itself thrown at him for not getting out of the way of the pitch that grazed his jersey in the 13th inning of Wednesday’s game, which ended up being a walkoff HBP.  According to Adam Rubin, most Mets players didn’t consider it a big deal, probably because of where it’s thrown. I’d wager that, given that the first one was a game-winner, and given that the Mets took both games from Oakland, no one really cared. But Wilpon did. Which is kind of sad.

Hey Jeff: why don’t you stick to the job you do, and let the Mets players stick to theirs?  Especially considering that they do theirs better than you do yours.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Any move that may put a target on Reyes’ back is a bad move. Wilpon is dangerously close to being the newest member of the 2011 douchenozzle club.

    • catsmeat - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

      I could have sworn Jeffy already was a member. He was brought in on a legacy membership.

    • foreverchipper10 - Jun 27, 2011 at 3:44 PM

      The word “douchenozzle” makes me laugh more than it probably should.

  2. catsmeat - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    I suppose if the Mets players need advice on how to be born on third base and still believe that you hit a triple, Jeff Wilpon is their man. He can probably keep quiet on just about every other topic, though.

    • yankeesfanlen - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:20 AM

      Just don’t understand Jose and the triples. Know why at home, but on the road?Is it some kind of rest stop, the equivalent of their big brothers homers?

    • umrguy42 - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM

      “how to be born on third base and still believe that you hit a triple”

      That, sir (or madam), is a brilliant turn of phrase. Thank you for introducing it to me.

  3. antelope850 - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    May be much ado about nothing. From Andy Martino’s Mets Insider in The Daily News today:

    WAS JEFF JUST KIDDING?
    Three players present in the Mets clubhouse on Thursday described Jeff Wilpon’s actions as “lighthearted,” and one player said that he was “obviously kidding” when he wondered why Mets pitchers did not retaliate against Oakland for hitting Justin Turner with a pitch in the first inning of that day’s game.

    According to one Met, Wilpon spoke with a few players individually, did not address a group at any time and “left the room laughing. We all took it as a joke.”

    • Chris Fiorentino - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM

      If it was a joke, then it was a lame attempt at humor. If not, then it was a lame attempt at motivation. Either way, it was lame. And all I remember about Andy Martino is that he wore those Speedos over his jeans in spring training, so he, also, it quite lame.

  4. yankeesfanlen - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Ah, where’s BC when we need him? Jeff Wilpon is a ………
    It strikes me that the Universe needs a radio station in town. Except for Steve Somers, who is amazingly amusing, talking about the Metropolitans, the rest of FAN is banal Mets news all the time. 1050 will be a shill, but who needs Michael Kay telling us how the Yankees should play?
    I’ve got it- score a coup on WOR, their license is always in trouble, if not then WPAT.
    Oh, well, at least the Daily Blurb and Old Gray Lady are on our side.,

    • Chris Fiorentino - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:34 AM

      How about the middle of the day, from 1 to 6, when the Universe’s 400 lb cheerleader sits his fat ass behind the mic and talks about how great “Jetah” is and how great the Yankees of the late 90′s were. How clutch “Tino”, “Bernie” and “O’Neil” were, how much of a genius “Joe”(that’s Torre, NOT Girardi) is, and how, while he didn’t like C.C.’s attitude toward coming to the Bronx, he has pitched well and should have won the Cy Young last yeah.

      Without the Mad Dog around, that show has become “All Universe All the Time”

      • yankeesfanlen - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM

        “Wait a minute…wait a minute…..wait a minute”. I do. Until the show is over.

  5. Utley's Hair - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Uh-oh…somebody bashed a Wilpon—and Craig reported it.

  6. Old Gator - Jun 27, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Craig, I really don’t think that, considering the shape the Mutts are in financially, advising Jeff Wilpon to stick to the job he does is doing the team any favors.

  7. aronmantoo - Jun 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Old time Bob Gibson. Don Drysdale baseball

    • mgflolox - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:39 PM

      Piss on old time baseball.

  8. Utley's Hair - Jun 27, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Four hours and counting without a chrisny comment.

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