Wilpon rips Mets, sinks to new low

Fred's public relations ploy backfires as owner knocks players, team in interview

Updated: May 24, 2011, 7:55 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

No matter how low you set the bar, the New York Mets can find a way to limbo under it.

Just a week ago, the Yankees had the public drama for a change, with the front office squabbling with Jorge Posada over his self-removal from the lineup.

Then the injury-riddled Mets clawed back from 5-13 to .500 with a Subway Series-opening win in the Bronx on Friday.

Two subsequent losses were a dose of reality.

Now, Mets fans have to wake up to this: Principal owner Fred Wilpon ...

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