New York Mets closer Billy Wagner’s irritation with his teammates is obvious. After Thursday’s 1-0 loss to the best cheerleaders in the National League, Wagner’s frustration boiled over.
“Can somebody tell me why the closer's being interviewed and I didn't even play”
Wagner replied when the throng of New York tabloid media members hounded him after the game.
“Why they're over there not getting interviewed? I get it. They're gone. Shocker.”
Wagner was presumably gesturing toward the locker of Carlos Delgado, who lined into a double play to end the game. Delgado, a big-bucks veteran who often pretends he doesn’t speak English so as to avoid tough questions, has been quiet as a churchmouse through his early struggles this season.
If Wagner had hoped reporters would just ignore him from now on, his plan has horribly backfired. Now that one-day whipping boy, Nelson Figueroa is gone, Wagner has just turned himself into the NY media’s ‘go-to-guy’ for quotes on the Mets potentially devastating 2008 season.