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Fundamental errors

Defensive miscues doom Mets in Monday night's 7-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies

Updated: April 12, 2011, 12:19 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- As errors, miscues and mental lapses mounted during the past decade, talk-radio callers inevitably concluded Art Howe, Willie Randolph and Jerry Manuel must have omitted working on fundamentals during spring training. Or, at the very least, those skippers must have glossed over it.

Well, here's the bottom line: All three of Terry Collins' immediate predecessors as New York Mets manager emphasized properly playing the game in Port St. Lucie, just as Collins did during this ...

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