Comments On Terry Collins Press Conference

The official coronation of Terry Collins occurred today, but I’m at work so didn’t see it live. I’m sure I’ll hear some kind of reaction to it on sportstalk radio for my evening ride home, but in the meantime if you saw the press conference please post your comments by clicking that quote-cloud thing at the right of this post’s title. Thanks.

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  1. Kenny November 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    “I’m not the devil”????

    Holy shit this guy is already on the defensive. That was the dumbest press conference quote since Bobby Bonilla’s “you can’t wipe the smile off my face” comment.

  2. gary s. November 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    I saw an old man making a prepared speech who will be eaten alive by the ny media.He will be on a golf course in florida with the rest of his has been friends in 2 years.
    • Kenny November 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm
      Not if he quits first.
  3. gary s. November 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    I’m still giving alderson and collins a mulligan for 2011..i’m just a little underwhelmed.
  4. murph November 24, 2010 at 4:47 am
    The Mets interviewed 10 candidates, and invited 4 back for a second interview. Only the people in the room know what exactly was said during these interviews that won Mr. Collins the job (or what somebody else said to lose the job). I trust that Mr. Alderson & company did their due diligence in this process and chose the person they feels is right for the job at this time.

    I will cut them both (Collins and Alderson) some slack before passing judgement. I believe 2011 should be considered a re-building year, so my expectations are already lowered. I think many Mets fans would agree. Let’s see what they can do.

    And good luck to both!

  5. Joe Janish November 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    OK so I finally saw the press conference and heard about:

    – a DUI
    – an “evil devil”
    – learning from past mistakes
    – a mentor named Jim Leyland
    – playing small ball
    – teaching the fundamentals
    – experience with Mets minor leaguers
    – instilling discipline
    – bringing energy to the club
    – “fiery” and intense managing

    If the guy had a mustache I might’ve thought the Mets just hired Wally Backman.