Why the Middle of the Night
Anyone else hear Billy Joel’s voice singing “River of Dreams” in their head when you found out the Mets fired Willie at like 3 am EST?
Well here’s the scoop from Newsday’s Jim Baumbach:
Here’s the sick part: By announcing at 3 a.m., the Mets undoubtedly figured they’d just miss the last deadlines for New York City newspapers, meaning there would be another 24 hours before the next day’s newspaper is published. So this way maybe something else can happen in the world and they won’t have to see their manager’s firing plastered all over the back pages, because it’s day-old news.
And if you’re a Mets fan, that should make you sick.
Because that means they care about their image more than their performance.
Hat tip to Playing for Peanuts for the link.