Brand Manager of the Year: Omar Minaya
Congratulations to Mets BM Omar Minaya, who is a favorite to win Fortune Magazine’s coveted “Brand Manager of the Year: Sports Industry”.
Some fitting quotes after game 162 from Minaya:
“… the bottom line is we have to continue to put a winning product on the field … ”
“… I believe we got four million fans …”
“… our ownership is totally committed — you saw the investment we made in Johan Santana — our ownership is committed to putting a winning product on the field”
“… our brand is good, our ratings are good, and we are going go out and to continue to give our fans the best product we can, every day.”
Bottom Line … Product …. Brand … Investment … Ratings … THIS is the language of an executive truly committed to profitability!
But it ain’t, and I refuse to understand how anyone could not get that by this point.
A little birdie told me that the Wilpons were not at the dinner to honor former Mets players on Saturday night. Omar was there briefly.
The Mets didn’t plan to do an on-field ceremony like they did today (and the only part that wasn’t lame was the actual players) until they saw what the Yankees did. They scrambled and got some photos made into cardboard signs. Fantastic.
And while the Marlins came out of the clubhouse to take dirt from the batter’s box in their undershirts and baseball pants, despite 50,000 booing fans… only one Mets player braved the hostile crowd to show his appreciation of the history involved in today’s events. That player got a standing ovation.
Who was that player?
Take a wild guess.
It was Danny Murphy.
I guess the rest of the clowns were taking off their makeup.
If all of the above is true, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is, things are even worse than some of us imagined.
I shudder to think what type of franchise the Mets might turn into.
And where is the fan left? Stuck in the middle…with them. Ugh.