On Top Of Baseball World Willie Randolph

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Updated: April 18, 2006

ON TOP OF BASEBALL WORLD

WILLIE RANDOLPH

AFTER FORCED TO WAIT 10 YEARS TO BECOME AN MLB MANAGER

ON TOP OF THE BASEBALL WORLD

ON TOP OF THE BASEBALL WORLD

The New York Mets

have the best record in Baseball

this young season

Maybe we should End the Box

right here

Because that really says all that needs to be said about second year Manager Willie Randolph. Willie Randolph who inherited a troubled team that has run through lesser managers. We could end the Box here because this one point says it all.

Well here’s some more anyway. This is the best season start for the Mets ever. They have never started a season 9-2 and also have never won this many series to begin a season four. And it is being done under Randolph’s command. He has already done better in this regard than the 17 Mets managers who preceded him.

Willie Randolph was forced

to wait TEN years and

numerous insincere interviews

even with some of the worst teams

ever seen without getting

any offers to Manage

Now under these circumstances and with Randolph widely praised all those years as qualified to manage and with his vast experience with the most successful team in Baseball the New York Yankees do you think there are ANY credible reasons ….

….. WHY Willie Randolph had to wait a long Decade to become the first ever African American manager of a New York MLB team finally after all those rejections as one pathetic retread after another got the jobs all over Baseball Willie Randolph was rejected for.

If you don’t think it was

The Color of His Skin

you live in the

Fantasy Land

referred to as

American Sports

With only one season under Randolph’s command and with whole scale retuning required, at the start of his second season The New York Mets are 9-2 already 4 games ahead of 2nd place Atlanta and with the BEST record in the Majors. Yes it’s far far too early to be talking post season. But Randolph’s Mets are GOOD. And if they go all the Way that is ALL the Way nobody is going to ask for a “recount.” Because the Mets have the players, the spirit and most of ALL the Manager they need. To go ALL the Way.

Think about it Long

Think about it HARD

there is only ONE reason

Willie Randolph was Forced

to wait 10 years

It is an indictment of Baseball and the state of American sports. But wait a minute there are a small handful of other African American managers in Baseball today. Take the Crumbs. Because that is ALL you are going to get. It’s not “our problem” you were born BLACK. It’s not our problem most of the 30 MLB owners feel “uncomfortable” with a Black manager. Go blame somebody else. Not really.

Last season there were FOUR African American Major League managers. Randolph, Dusty Baker for the Cubs, Frank Robinson with Washington and Lloyd McClendon with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the off season 5 new managers were hired while McClendon was fired. Now there are THREE African American managers with the likelihood this could be Robinson’s last season.

Making it just TWO in 2007.

Irony of Ironies

right now

Willie Randolph

is the most secure

African American manager

in Baseball

given a few years he might be

the ONLY Black Manger

in Baseball

Think about those 10

Wasted Years and

The Color of Randolph’s Skin

Welcome to the

Wonderful World of Sports

( which only BASN really covers well )

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WILLIE RANDOLPH HOLDING COURT

WILLIE RANDOLPH HOLDING COURT