I don't completely disagree with all the crap that spewed from Mr. Fred Wilpons mouth in the New Yorker story but when you are the centerpiece of an organization you can't publicly talk shit on your product.
His product, the Mets, are the team he put on the field for us the fans. For the past however many years we are promised "the team, the time".. you know the stupid tag lines each year. His job is to try and convince us in believing in the team. That's what gets us in the seats and that's what puts money in his pockets. We don't need a tag line, just win.
We as fans talk crap on all our players. That's what fans of all sports do to cope with losing.
WE get the free pass. WE are the fans. WE put up with this shit every year. WE consider ourselves the 10th man on the field. Fred freakin' Wilpon although "talking like a fan" can not publicly go on the record and trash his/our team. That's suicide.
He is in the business of baseball. If you owned a restaurant would you say "It's overpriced. Alright food but I wouldn't eat there". No, you'd be a dumbass. As is Fred.
Bottom line you can't take it back now. Like I said earlier... I don't disagree with everything he said but there is a time and place for everything. When you are in his position there is a time to zip your lip and roll with the punches. The last thing he needs on his plate is another negative story. Thanks for keeping the Mets up on the shit list with all of baseball. Idiot.