So less than a week after taking over for fired manager Willie Randolph, interim Mets boss Jerry Manuel calls the Shea Stadium crowd “fertilizer.”
When asked how Heilman was holding up to the constant streams of boos showered on him at home, Manuel took a not-so-thinly veiled shot at displeased Mets fans.
“It’s very, very fertile ground for growth in Shea Stadium,” Manuel said.
“It’s fertile ground for a team’s growth and development. Sometimes, fertile ground has fertilizer.”
You heard it here first: The New York Mets will win the National League pennant this year. Or they won’t and Jerry Manuel will find his mailbox stuffed with stromboli.
NEW MANAGER RIPS DUNG-HO MET FANS [NY Post]