I'm not sure this story has any relevance, but I'll admit I just found it somewhat hilarious.
The New York Daily News reports that Mets vice president of player development Tony Bernazard recently exploded on the Mets Double-A affiliate Binghamton during a post game meeting.
Supposedly, Bernazard removed his shirt and challenged the team to a fight, specifically the report says he was speaking to second baseman Jose Coronado who has really been struggling. Coronado, 23, is batting .141 in 85 at-bats for Binghamton. Apparently, Bernazard shouted a "slang term referring to a women's anatomy" (please don't try to guess the answer in the comment section) at Coronado directly challenging him to fight him.
Now sources in the story also said that performance was not the only reason for Bernazard's tirade, it seems alleged underage drinking was another factor in his outburst.
Mets GM Omar Minaya was asked about the outburst, and while not admitting anything specific he did say he was aware of the meeting.
"I know he did have a team meeting with them," Minaya told the Daily News. "It was not a 'you-guys-have-been-great meeting.' I know he spoke to them in a stern voice. But as far as what he was wearing, what kind of shoes he was wearing, I don't know anything about that."
The Mets Binghamton team has been awful this year. They're currently in last place with a record of 37-58, which puts them 16 ½ games behind the division lead.
Maybe Bernazard is on to something. Maybe Omar Minaya should rip his shirt off and challenge the Mets to a fight. Who knows it might help them turn things around.