There’s no point trying you can’t escape the bitter end.
Well who will greet you when you’re at the bitter end.
— Sum 41
A conversation overheard at my house as Shingo Takatsu (with an assist from Juan Padilla) gives the game away:
Me: Willie Randolph is the worst ####ing manager I’ve ever seen.
Fiancee: Worse than Art Howe?
Has it really come to this? Is Willie Randolph’s tactical management on par with Art Howe’s? Randolph communicates better with players, especially young ones, but is he really any better at managing a game than Artimus? I don’t know that he is.
He simply has no clue how to manage a bullpen (or a starting rotation) or construct what might remotely be considered the best lineup available. The players play the games, but Randolph has single-handedly cost the Mets multiple games because of his managerial ineptitude, and I am just sickened and frustrated at having to repeatedly watch him sabotage any chance the Mets might have had at making the postseason this year.