Mike Francesa has been told by the team that no Mets players will appear on WFAN during Spring Training, and that goes for manager Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson too.
Wow, I know they air their games on WOR now, but they can’t be that ignorant as to ignore the number one rated sports talk station in the country and in New York. This just sounds bizarre to me and I wonder what the real reason behind putting WFAN on a media blackout is?
I actually loved the annual Mets spring training interviews, caravans, Mets trivia contests, and appearances they would do with Francesa (even though I can’t stand the guy). That will be missed. Plus, the best Sandy Alderson interviews in my opinion, were always the ones he had with Francesa.
So does this mean they are banned from the clubhouse, dugout, and other player areas at Mets camp too? Hmm, that’s weird. I wonder if Ed Coleman even covers the team in PSL this year if he can’t do interviews for WFAN? I love Eddie…
I’m thinking this is going to backfire so badly and only result in more negative attention in the long run. It’s always something. But hey, good news, 15 days until pitchers and catchers report.