Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Next time put Omar Minaya in dugout, with a Bigelow tea
One bit of good news to come out of the Omar vs. Adam saga is that no one this week is asking me about Erin Andrews.
A couple more random thoughts about Monday's events:
Five years ago, Omar Minaya likely would have been addressing reporters informally in the dugout or near the batting cage about a news story of moderate proportions such as firing Tony Bernazard.
But in 2009, Minaya found himself in the same formal setting the manager now uses for his pre- and postgame sessions, which for all practical purposes is a TV studio.
Might Minaya have been more comfortable - and less apt to lose his cool and temper with Adam Rubin - if he had been in a more relaxed, old-school setting? Just wondering.
As for the dueling charges regarding Rubin's alleged inquiries into employment in baseball, let's assume the truth is somewhere between the extremes of "lobbying" for a job and seeking general "career advice."
The bottom line remains: Regardless of motivation, it appears Rubin wrote essentially accurate stories about transgressions the Mets deemed serious enough to fire a long-time, well-connected employee over.