Friday, March 18, 2011

More Tsuris for the Mets

Tsuris is another one of those Yiddish words that can not be directly translated into English.  The closest definition is trouble or aggravation.  A news report states "The trustee looking to recover funds from victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme officially wants more than $1 billion from New York Mets owners."  You can read more about this here.

At this point in time I feel the only solution is for the Wilpons to sell their entire interest in the team.  Back in the late 1970s the Payson-DeRoulet family was not interested in running a team in a new economic environment and sold the Mets to the Doubleday-Wilpon  group.  Some years later Doubleday sold his interest in the team to the Wilpons.  In recent years they have just thrown too much good money on players who did not work out.  Today they released  Luis Castillo and ar liable for the $6 million remaining on his contract.  From what I have read that scoundrel Bernard Madoff (who should rot in jail) was very close to the Wilpons.  Although it has not yet been proven, it does seem likely that the Wilpons did profit from his Ponzi scheme.

Since I have been a loyal Mets fan since 1962, I am staying with the team.  It is in the best interest for the integrity of the sport for the Wilpons to come to a settlement with people who lost money to Madoff and then sell the Mets.

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