Baseball Crank
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November 4, 2004
BASEBALL: Meet The Met

I hadn't planned on getting back to baseball this week, but of course I can't ignore the Mets' hiring of Willie Randolph as manager.

Of course, first impressions of a first-time manager can be misleading or pointless. On the positive side, Randolph has been with a lot of winning teams and was a smart player himself; he seems like a level-headed, even-keeled guy; he's not the same old retread; and the Mets apparently are not paying him all that much money. On the negative side, he seems a bit too much like Art Howe, there's probably a reason why Randolph has been turned down for so many managerial jobs in the past (although it's true that the "you must interview a minority" rule means Randolph has been interviewed for a lot of jobs where the team already had someone else in mind), and he does continue the sense of the Mets as the second-class organization in town.

Time will tell. I would have preferred Wally Backman myself.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:54 AM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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Well, you're stuck watching the President if you want to see someone with an uncertain criminal record.

Posted by: SoreLoser at November 5, 2004 10:44 PM
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