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  • Is Randolph Feeling the Heat?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3406079

    I don't know exactly what to make of this...On the one hand, it could be his true feelings on the matter, but on the other hand, he might be trying to give himself more wiggle room because he realizes the nose-dive of the Mets.

    Personally, I don't think race has to do with any of the criticism he's received. I think that generally you are more criticized if you're coaching/playing in a big city like New York. Also, the other black coaches he names -- Herm Edwards and Isaiah Thomas -- aren't the greatest pieces of support for his claim. While Edwards was initially successful, he proved that he was not the brightest head football coach for various reasons (one of which was needing a "time managment coach"). Thomas is pretty self-explanatory -- he inherited a bad situation, and made it 100 times worse with all the terrible trades, picks, etc...

    What do you guys make of this? Is Randolph trying to find a scape goat for the Mets' struggles? Is he trying to save his job by using the "race card?" I just hate that it can turn into another distraction...it's the last thing the Mets need.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by moebarguy View Post
    Thomas is pretty self-explanatory -- he inherited a bad situation, and made it 100 times worse with all the terrible trades, picks, etc...
    Don't forget the $11.6M sexual harassment suit.

    What do you guys make of this? Is Randolph trying to find a scape goat for the Mets' struggles? Is he trying to save his job by using the "race card?" I just hate that it can turn into another distraction...it's the last thing the Mets need.
    This clown needs to get out of here ASAP. All he's proven is he can't win, even with one of the best teams in the league. Now he's become a paranoid and bashing the media. I am convinced he has no warm feelings towards the fans (and vice-versa) and isn't trying to reach out to them in anyway. He should have been fired last year. In typical Met fashion, they wait until the crap hits the fan to do something.
    "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

    "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

    "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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    • #3
      Originally posted by moebarguy View Post
      What do you guys make of this? Is Randolph trying to find a scape goat for the Mets' struggles? Is he trying to save his job by using the "race card?" I just hate that it can turn into another distraction...it's the last thing the Mets need.
      Randolph has been unfairly savaged as a bad manager for a long time. He's not. He's not great, but he's not bad either. I think it's just the Brooklyn comming out in him, he's getting pissed. Sort of "Oh yea, you think I suck, well eff you". Doesn't bother me. I'm glad to know he has a pulse.

      As for the racial overtones, oy vey. This is a tough one. A man of Willie's generation and skin color has experienced things that a younger generation, or a white guy hasn't. Maybe he souldn't have said it, but I'm not going to judge him. (Judge not, least you be judged) I'm willing to give him a pass on these remarks for the time being. He's no race baiter.
      I think we should all withold judgement and just see how it plays out, if it does at all. That's how I feel about it.

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      • #4
        Did he not clarify his comments before yesterday's game?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Evangelion View Post
          Did he not clarify his comments before yesterday's game?
          Not sure if I would call it "clarifying" or "backtracking"
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          • #6
            Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
            Randolph has been unfairly savaged as a bad manager for a long time. He's not. He's not great, but he's not bad either. I think it's just the Brooklyn comming out in him, he's getting pissed. Sort of "Oh yea, you think I suck, well eff you". Doesn't bother me. I'm glad to know he has a pulse.
            He is a bad manager. What has he accomplished in his tenure here thus far? Other than getting to Game 7 of the NLCS in 06 (which he lost to an 83 win team!), he's done nothing.

            As for the racial overtones, oy vey. This is a tough one. A man of Willie's generation and skin color has experienced things that a younger generation, or a white guy hasn't. Maybe he souldn't have said it, but I'm not going to judge him. (Judge not, least you be judged) I'm willing to give him a pass on these remarks for the time being. He's no race baiter.
            I think we should all withold judgement and just see how it plays out, if it does at all. That's how I feel about it.
            He deserves to be bashed for bringing up race. This has NOTHING to do with race. If the team were winning, no one would care. If he was white and the team was as bad as they are now, we'd want him out just as much.

            He's nothing but a distraction and a burden now. He may try to backpedal on what he said but the damage is already done.
            "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

            "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

            "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Evangelion View Post
              Did he not clarify his comments before yesterday's game?
              Had to go read what he said before I responded. Basically, he said he shouldn't have said what he did, that he could have put more thought into what he said. I have no problem with it.

              Time to move on and not make something were nothing excists. Willie Randolph is no race baiter.

              Nor is he a bad manager.

              The same 'fans' that are criticising him for 'losing it' in an interview are the same 'fans' that have been crying and screaming that he doesn't run out on the field and 'lose it' with an umpire or 'lose it' and turn over the food table in the clubhouse. Their opinions are not based on any sense of right & wrong, only infantile crying about anything they can grasp onto. They're not to be taken seriously.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
                Their opinions are not based on any sense of right & wrong, only infantile crying about anything they can grasp onto. They're not to be taken seriously.
                The pot calling the kettle black.
                "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

                "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

                "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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