News from the New York Post has former ’86 Met and hitting coach, Howard Johnson, publicly disagreeing with Terry Collins’ decision to bench Jason Bay.
“It’s ridiculous it’s come to that. If he’s supposed to be part of the solution, I don’t see the point of taking him out of the equation. It’s sending him mixed messages. I don’t care if he’s 0-for-50, you’re not going to get him relaxed by taking him out of the lineup.”-Howard Johnson
With all due respect Hojo, it’s ridiculous that you decided to open your yapper on this matter. Smells like the girl who didn’t get invited to the prom telling everyone in the world how lame the prom is.
I love you man (in a completely platonic way), and always will. But I also believe you are completely wrong here. Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson have established that they are creating an atmosphere in which players will be accountable for not performing.
You are part of the old regime that told us everything would be ok if we were patient. Players would work themselves out of slumps. After four years, we were still waiting.
Jason Bay has had 39 games to work himself out of this slump. That is almost 25% of the entire season. Whatever he was trying on his own was obvioulsy not working.
I hope that you find something more useful to do with your time. Back seat driving does not suit a man of your caliber.
Tags: With All Due Respect