Major League Baseball has had its share of on and off pitch controversies. In the latest occurrence, New York Metz Manager Mickey Callaway had a few harsh and seemingly not so pleasant words for a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas was somehow stopped from causing physical harm to a writer at the Clubhouse after the team blew off a lead to the Chicago Cubs at Sunday’s showdown.
The Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon has since apologized for the conduct of the manager and player. The reporter who was cursed at, Healey, says that the COO has rendered an apology on behalf of the entire team and staff.
The incident, now infamous, occurred at a press conference after Sunday’s loss. The manager was apparently unhappy with the questions that were asked by the reporters regarding lapses in his strategy. Callaway is believed to have cursed the reporter named Healey and what followed could have turned ugly with pitcher Jason Vargas threatening and intending to knock off another beat writer but was held back by his teammates.
This season has by no means been a good one for Metz. This sort of incident would only add more frustration to the disappointment at hand. The club currently is 37-41 and is gasping for fresh air, it seems.
Despite the situation, the second-year manager Callaway has on his back a backing up from the first year General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
Although, a change in the coaching staff has recently been made with the firing of the pitching coach Dave Eiland along with Chuck Hernandez, the bullpen coach, which is by no means a surprise owing to the disappointing season the team is having. New York Metz is all geared up for a four-game series beginning from Monday at Philadelphia.