With more news today, that Wally Backman is probably not going to be the choice of the Mets to be the next manager, I am going to approve of Lee Mazzilli on this election day. Lee has managerial experience, albeit not successful but again it was with Baltimore and also was a World Champion as a coach under Joe Torre.
I don’t know what happened for Mazzilli to not come back as an announcer with the Mets but hopefully these two sides are not on bad enough terms to make this happen. When hired by Baltimore, Lee was the up and coming sexy pick for a manager. I don’t think you can discredit him because of a lousy time with a lousy team.
I just think that Met fans are at an all time low with this club, at least as much as I’ve ever seen since I became a fan in 1985. I think that the manager selection needs to excite the fans and someone like Lee Mazzilli or Wally Backman would excite the fans. Whereas, Don Wakamatsu or Chip Hale’s hires would insight a riot on the blogosphers and talk radio. In order, to prevent that, the Mets need someone who the Met fan can love and at least bring back interest.