Dawgpound 1613 wrote:Billy did it while still in Philly. The were brought back up after he left upon his return to Philly with the Mets. But he didn't make them going out the door like Lidle.
Isnt it worse to make degrading comments while you are still there, rather than while you are leaving. If you make the comments when you are leaving, it looks like payback, not heartfelt feelings.
In my opinion, things like Wagner and Lidle said shouldn't be made to the media at all. But if you are going to do it, do it when they have a chance to confront you on it. Doing it as you walk out the door is the p@$$y thing to do - and is when you see players like Rhodes calling him on it. For the former, it is a chance to meet with the player and possibly address concerns. For the latter, it accomplishes nothing but hard feelings.
For Wagner, they called a meeting, may or may not have called him a "rat", but they were able to speak with him face-to-face and clear the air since people have been known to get misquoted in papers. Didn't do any good, but it still had a better chance of accomplishing a positive than Lidle's comments.