If the Mets' Mickey Callaway can't handle reporters, he can't handle being a major-league manager

Chicago Tribune
If the Mets' Mickey Callaway can't handle reporters, he can't handle being a major-league manager
If the Mets' Mickey Callaway can't handle reporters, he can't handle being a major-league manager

Javier Baez didn't just hit a game-winning three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Mets on Sunday at Wrigley Field, he hit a raw nerve. That nerve belonged to Mickey Callaway, who was and may still be Mets manager even after blowing up at a New York newspaper reporter. The reporter, Tim Healey of Newsday, was among those having the temerity to ask Callaway the sort of questions fans want answered when managers make dubious decisions and lose games they should have won. Emboldened perhaps by his manager's eruption, pitcher Jason Vargas then threatened Healey and had to be restrained by teammates Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Gomez. Good thing the Cubs got around to expanding the visitors

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