Shame On Brodie Van Wagenen And Wilpons For Not Publicly Supporting Dominic Smith
After last night’s game, Dominic Smith was moved to tears speaking about his pain and fears. He was raw, emotional, and honest. It moved many people. It led Mets fans to go out and buy his jersey and support his foundation.
Buying my @TheRealSmith2_ Jersey tomorrow even though I can't actually afford it.
— what a Metstake🏳️🌈 (@ChristinaMets15) August 27, 2020
If you only have a few bucks to spare, consider donating to @TheRealSmith2_‘s charity rather than buying his jersey (which is just giving money to MLB).
— Good Fundies Brian (@OmarMinayaFan) August 27, 2020
We also saw former Mets players like Paul Lo Duca speak to how moved they were by hearing Smith’s words.
Wow Dom Smith had me in tears. Much respect. #lgm
— Paul Lo Duca (@paulloduca16) August 27, 2020
Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen? Well, he’s been silent. He has had no quotes for the published articles on the moment. He also has sent no tweets
Remember, this was the same man who had been caught illegally texting game decisions to the clubhouse. Van Wagenen can reach his phone to text for his manager to make a pitching change, but he can’t reach his phone to send a tweet in support of one of his players who was clearly in pain.
The same goes for the Wilpons. They’ve been silent. This is still their organization, and there’s been no press release or quote in support of Smith.
Dominic Smith clearly felt all alone yesterday, and it caused him pain. That was a time for Van Wagenen and the Wilpons to come out and publicly support him. They opted not to do so.
Dominic Smith deserved better than that from them. We all do.
Just make this the latest exhibit in a very long line as to why we’re all counting down the days until the Wilpons are gone. This is another example why Van Wagenen needs to follow them out the door.