Mets: At least we have our arms

From Clyde Haberman's column in the New York Times today:

The Mets are but the latest to show that hubris can lead to tragedy —...

From Clyde Haberman's column in the New York Times today:

The Mets are but the latest to show that hubris can lead to tragedy — not that the team’s principal owner, Fred Wilpon, would necessarily buy that argument.

He went to Shea Stadium yesterday. As he walked in, he was asked for an autograph by Sgt. First Class James Earl Lancaster Jr. of the United States Army. Sergeant Lancaster, who said he had orders to head to Afghanistan in a few weeks, was in uniform.

Mr. Wilpon said he had spoken with the sergeant’s “boss” after the Sunday debacle. He meant President Bush, once a part-owner of the Texas Rangers.

“I told your boss this is not a tragedy,” Mr. Wilpon said. “Tragedy is when one of yours” — and here he pointed to Sergeant Lancaster — “comes home from over there missing an arm.”

Way to cheer up the fans, Fred!


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