Only the Fans are Snakebitten, Fred
June 14, 2011
Let me first apologize for posting this article so damn late. Blogging is not my only responsibility, and real life tends to get in the way from time to time.
Alas, I could not leave Mr. Wilpon’s asinine comments pass me by without reacting. I do have a responsibility here as well, real life aside.
I am of the belief that every situation occurs for a reason, whether it be business, family, projects, or what have you. When I post an article, I hold myself to rather high expectations that what I type will represent myself and my ideas accordingly. If I am not in the proper frame of mind when I sit down to create that article, then I should smash the idea before I type a piece of crap to share with my readers. Now, if I am foolish enough to continue at this juncture, then who do I have to blame? Well, obviously no one but myself. That would be the adult reaction. Claim responsibility for one’s own actions.
On the other hand, I could use the childish approach that Mr. Wilpon saw fit to use weeks ago by saying that I was just “snakebit” at that moment, and I’ll just try again using the same methods that failed me to begin with. It seems like such an obvious mistake to make when performing any sort of self-analysis.
This makes me wonder. Is the Wilpons’ decision making born from true arrogance, a “screw the world” sort of mentality? If not, the only other answer would be a sheer lack of intelligence. Beyond these two choices, we are left with no other explanation for the continued failures of this ownership.
I tend to believe that it is the former more so than the latter. Fred Wilpon has reached a point in his life where he feels that he has demonstrated a certain level of competency and success within his trade. Now that the heat is truly on him and his regime for their failures as owners, he decides to dismiss those who speak badly about him, as well as play the blame game with everyone else inside his organization. It is obviously a complete lack of patience being demonstrated here, and I do not see it improving much as we go forward.
This leads to the one true question. If you are tired of all of this Fred, why not just sell? Get out. I’ll show you the door. It would make your final years that much more relaxing, wouldn’t it? Not to mention a ray of hope for all beleaguered Met fans.
The horrible truth here is this. Unless this lawsuit pending against the Wilpons and Saul Katz goes completely in favor of Mr. Picard and his cause, I firmly believe that the Wilpons will remain majority owners of the Mets for my lifetime, and beyond. It is a depressing situation indeed for we Met fans, as I believe it is nothing but a pipe dream to believe that the Wilpons will have to pay back the principal investment they made to Bernie Madoff many years ago.
Well, we can always dream though, can’t we? As Met fans, we are certainly used to that.