Notable Mets Media Incidents

Today’s post-game incident involving Mickey Callaway, Jason Vargas and Newsday reporter Tim Healy had me thinking about other media incidents involving Mets of the past.

‘We Just Chillin’

Let’s recognize Bobby Bonilla for the second time in a week! During his first tenure with the team, he was notorious for getting into it with the media. Check out the clip below for one his more notable media engagements back in ’94. Hey, at least we get a Kevin McReynold’s sighting in one of these segments!

During his first tenure with the team, he was notorious for getting into it with the media. Check out the clip below for one his more notable media engagements back in ’94. Hey, at least we get a Kevin McReynold’s sighting in one of these segments!

Omar, Tony, and Adam

The Omar Minaya era was probably one of the most eventful eras in the last two decades for the Mets. Fans may recall the book Pedro, Carlos and Omar, which recapped the ’04 offseason signings of Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran, along with highlights of the ’05 season. Perhaps another book could have been written at the end of Omar’s tenure, titled Omar, Tony and Adam.

Tony Bernazard, vice president of player personnel, was fired midway through the season following reports of abrasive behavior with team employees, minor leaguers and even a verbal altercation with Mets closer K-Rod. The situation turned absolutely bizarre – or so Metsie – during Omar’s press conference announcing Bernazard’s dismissal when he singled out NY Daily News reporter Adam Rubin.

Up next for the Mets?

I am not sure if this Chicago incident will lead to Callaway’s termination, but if it does, I wonder if John Tortorella would be interested in switching sports. Hey, if nothing else, the press conferences would be entertaining!

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