After six games, Manuel is 3-3 and has dropped the last two to the woeful Mariners. In the first of those, the Mets surrendered a grand slam to the freaking pitcher, and yesterday they were bombed 11-0. R.A. Dickey started for the Mariners. The Mets couldn't score a run off of R.A. Dickey.
Manuel's managing hasn't impressed so far, but, from the sound of things, he'd be great in the garden.
Asked how the struggling [Aaron] Heilman was holding up under constant booing at Shea this year, Manuel said: "It's very, very fertile ground for growth in Shea Stadium. It's fertile ground for a team's growth and development. Sometimes, fertile ground has fertilizer."Fuckin' poetry, man. Yes, fertile ground sometimes does have fertilizer. Like we said, GREAT in the garden.
And then there's this:
After Reyes threw a helmet-throwing tantrum last Tuesday night in Manuel's debut when Manuel pulled him in the first inning with a tight hamstring, Manuel jokingly threatened to knife Reyes if it happened again.
Gangster. Yep, couldn't have said it better ourselves.
"I told him the next time he does that, I'm going to get my blade out and cut him right on the field," Manuel said. "I'm a gangster."