My Irrational Mets Fan FriendDecember 13, 2010
Upon hearing the official news of the Mets announcing the coaching staff, I had the following text message exchange with a friend of mine who is a Mets fan (disclaimer: I cleaned up the language, left out his name but told him I was going to post this).
Friend: This hitting coach stinks. I trust Mookie at 1b, the rest of these cats stink.
Me: You don’t even know these cats do you? You like Mookie cause he’s from the 1986 team.
Besides posting this so that everyone can get a chuckle, I just want to say let’s start being reasonable folks. I have no problem critisizing or disagreeing with the Mets or any player on the team but let’s have some justification for doing so or a better argument than “I like him because he was on the 1986 team”.
With that said, please take the poll below and grade the Mets on the new staff that they have assembled – Manager: Terry Collins, Bench Coach: Ken Oberkfell, First Base Coach: Mookie Wilson, Hitting Coach: Dave Hudgens, Bullpen Coach: Jon Debus, Third Base Coach Chip Hale and Pitching Coach: Dan Warthen.