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The snubbing by Carlos Beltran, Oliver Perez and Luis Castilo of the team visit to Walter Reed Hospital is still a story today and the chasm that exists in the Mets clubhouse is finally being brought to light.
It’s no coincidence that the three players are the ones with the most issues with the organization. From the quotes from David Wright and Mike Pelfrey and newcomer R.A. Dickey, it seems crystal clear that all three players need to be extracted like an impacted molar before this organization can climb out of the abyss it is now in.
Beltran claims he had a meeting to deal with a high school is help get built in Puerto Rico, this is a noble effort, no doubt but in my opinion still no excuse for not joining his teammates at Walter Reed. His statement that he went to a VA hospital here in NY should not even have been brought up, it makes it sound like Beltran fulfilled an obligation instead of having the honor of being in the presence of heroes.
Castillo pulled the Cowardly Lion defense that the sight of maimed soldiers was upsetting to him. That statement made me detest Castillo even more.
Oliver Perez’ reply of why he didn’t attend was he doesn’t answer questions “outside the stadium” only proves than Mets fans are correct when they look at Perez as an immature, ignorant failure who will never ever succeed here or anywhere. I hope he wastes all his money and ends up living in cardboard box in Mexico City.
Terrific Q & A by Adam Rubin with David Wright that reveals a lot of how Wright feels about the team and his wanting to stay a Met. I took from this article that Wright feels the team maybe be better off going with a younger hungrier bunch of players and that the fans perception that some guys in that clubhouse don’t take losing seriously is spot on.
The Brooklyn Cyclones tied their series with Jamestown at 1 game apiece and they did in true Wally Ball fashion when ZeEricka McQueen scored from third on a wild pitch. A walk (mad dash?)-off win ? Only in Coney Island.