The Mets beat the Angels in California last night. Then, they fired Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson and first-base coach Tom Nieto. Jerry Manuel is the new manager of the Mets.
This was coming. We all knew that. Still, it never ceases to amaze me just how these things are handled. I suppose the Met brass wanted to do this with the team out of town, do it so late in the night that it'd miss the morning papers--as if that really matters these days. I can't call it. But it just seems like a cockamamie way to handle the situation. Why make Randolph schlep out to California in the first place?