Sunday, May 25, 2008


With the Mets season teetering on collapse, we thought that Apocalypse Now was more fitting than A Few Good Men. So we will call this What Would Captain Willard Say. This is Fred and Jeff Wilpon talking to Omar Minaya:

"Well, you see Omar... In this season, things get confused
out there, power, ideals, the old morality, and practical
baseball necessity. Out there with these players it must be
a temptation to be god. Because there's a conflict in
every human heart between the rational and the irrational,
between good and evil. The good does not always triumph.
Sometimes the dark side overcomes what Kennesaw Landis called
the better angels of our nature. Every man has got a
breaking point. You and I have. Willie Randolph has reached his.
And very obviously, he has gone insane."

"Yes sir, very much so sir. Obviously insane."

"Your mission is to proceed up the Grand Central Parkway to
Shea Stadium.Pick up Manager Randolph's path to the dugout,
follow it, learn what you can along the way. When you find
Willie infiltrate his coaching staff by whatever means available and
terminate the manager's command."

"Terminate? The manager?"

"He's out there operating without any decent restraint.
Totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct.
And he is still in the dugout managing his players."

"Terminate with extreme prejudice."

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