I come to fall on my sword and sing the praises of a man whose termination I've countlessly called for the Mets to exercise. I went so far as to say in print, “Wait until the Skipper goes up against a brilliant manager like Joe Maddon and see what happens.” Well, he did and he won.
- His seeming inertia on the play that took out Ruben Tejada.
- The insistence on using Jeurys Familia with up to a six-run lead instead of trusting his other pitchers.
- His abandonment of members of the bullpen entirely.