New York Mets’ pitcher Ambiorix Burgos is currently on a Grand Theft Auto like rampage. Down in the Dominican Republic, he is now being sought after by police for a hit and run where it is alleged that he hit and killed 2 women with his SUV. This is after the injured pitcher was arrested last month for allegedly throwing his girlfriend to the ground where he stands to possibly serve up to a year of jail time. Police have no idea where he is right now either.
Ambiorix is a one man wrecking crew. All he needs to do now is acquire some firearms and go on a random shooting spree and Rockstar Games will have a good storyline for “Grand Theft Auto V: Dominican Nights”. Lets hope the cops can find him and whatever justice that can be served will be.
Another smart move by Omar Minaya bringing him in right there by the way, he totally deserves that extention doesnt he? Who did he trade to get him? Oh right, Brian Bannister!
It looks like the Mets are starting to adopt the Gestapo tactics favored by Yankees security.
“My time with Mr. Miller was cut short by a security guard, who called other security guards who surrounded me and took my Mets press pass away for speaking to people in the stands, which they said was a no-no. They walked me to an exit and told me to wait while they called the Mets’ public relations office. They came back and told me the spokesman said that interviews with fans or employees were off limits.”
The Mets finally pulled the trigger and fired manager Willie Randolph along with pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto at 3 AM EST this morning. Minaya informed them of their firing after they returned to the team hotel following the Mets win over the Angels. Randolph will be replaced by bench coach Jerry Manuel.
If the decision to fire them was made, the team could have informed them before they left for California after Sunday’s home doubleheader. Instead they let them fly out west then drop the hammer when everyone’s asleep? Did they think informing them in the middle of the night would subject them to less scrutiny? The timing is the problem here. It’s indicative of the way the Mets’ ownership runs the organization. One can argue about whether the firings were warranted but Randolph and his coaches deserved better than a midnight firing and a walk of shame back east. Stay classy, Omar.
I couldn’t think of a better place for a former all-star cokehead than teaching young baseball players how to be professional ball players. Darryl Strawberry is a roving instructor for the New York Mets organization, a job given to him by Mets VP and GM Omar Minaya where Straw will visit the affiliates from the rookie leagues to Class AAA.
“We didn’t have that when I came up. You had to learn the hard way. You had to learn the hard knocks of life. It’s life. It’s a journey. It’s the same thing for these younger guys.
“I try to explain to them about the life of playing professional sports, the temptations and the people. You’ve got to be extremely careful about who you deal with.”
Certainly these kids are going to listen to this guy when he tells them how to get to the majors and what not to do to stay there. Straw had a world of talent and he could have been a hall of fame player were it not for his addictions, for him to talk to the kids in the Mets single A team is like the baseball equivalent of Scared Straight to these kids.
“Do you wake up in the morning and feel like you have to kill somebody??”
I have to think besides teaching the normal hitting, fielding, time management and psychological aspects of the game of baseball, Darryl is also telling the kids some other fine points about managing life in the big leagues such as:
- How to have a ho’ in every visiting town
- How to not get said ho’ pregnant
- How to keep said ho’ quiet about her ho’ing around with you
- How to do a proper line of blow off said ho’s ass
- How not to mix the uppers with the downers
Well you get the point…oh yea, and if you don’t remember scared straight, here’s some bonus footage for ya.