When the news came down about Fred Wilpon being put in charge of the MLB's Finance Committee people immediately reacted with shock and disbelief that incoming commissioner Rob Manfred would voluntarily put the Madoff-scandal plagued owner of the Mets into such a critical position. It seemed hypocrisy at its worst, with Wilpon repeatedly using "ignorance" as his justification for allowing the Madoff mess to fester.
By now the incredulity has had some time to take root and begs the question, what other appointments might Manfred make that could be even more surprising given the new appointee's history:
Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich Lecturing on the Sanctity of Marriage
David Cone Speaking on Public Decency
Mo Vaughn on Proper Diet & Nutrition
Pete Rose on the Evils of Gambling
Karim Garcia and Shane Spencer on Rest Room Sanitation Protocols
Tony La Russa on the Importance of a Designated Driver
Steve Howe on Staying Clean & Sober
Kevin Mitchell on Preventing Animal Cruelty
Darryl Strawberry on Spousal Respect
Maybe Wilpon in charge of Finances isn't the worst thing that could happen after all.