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08:15 AM ET 09.16 | Terry Collins, who earlier this week thought his team was distracted by the 9/11 tribute's hat flap, has reached his breaking point. After defending his team's fight and will all season, the New York Mets manager said his team has "folded it up" following a 10-1 loss on Thursday to the Nationals. ... "Perception is reality in our game and the perception I have right now is we've folded it up," Collins said in a passionate postgame news conference. "You want to see intenseness? You want to see me be intense? You guys are going to see it. I won't play that game. You come and play the game right. I don't care what the situation is. I don't care about anything but playing the game correctly. That's all I care about. Our fans should be upset."

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September 16, 2011  08:57 AM ET

No, they just suck.

September 16, 2011  09:00 AM ET

There are a lot of teams that have packed it in now. a lot of guys just hoping to put up some numbers for the next contract go around.

September 16, 2011  09:13 AM ET

I think Mets fans have been upset for a while now, have they not?

September 16, 2011  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

No, they just suck.

Yes, they suck. And they quit.

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September 16, 2011  09:36 AM ET

You mean it really wasn't about the hats? Maybe the coffee was cold? Perhaps the parking lot attendant was napping? Or, maybe the 10-1 thrashing really does mean they quit.

September 16, 2011  09:37 AM ET

They are talking about the Mutts.. LOL.. Go Phil..

September 16, 2011  10:25 AM ET

would have been funnier if he had said "Homey don't play that game"

September 16, 2011  11:07 AM ET

I'm a Mets fan who lives in Metro DC. The Nats have played all year like the "Amazin's of the 60's and 70's. I think it was Tom Seaver who said you have to pitch a no hitter and hope for a tie. Is it the pressure of NYC expectations?

September 16, 2011  11:15 AM ET

Remember the Impossible Dream, this is the Improbable Nightmare! Not a team managed by the great Terry Collins. Look at his track record, all of his teams have quit on him. Unfortunately the Mets problems are bigger than at the manager spot. Stop signing guys like Jason Bay who are limited in what they do. The future does look bright with Beltran and Krod gone. But please don't sign players just to keep up with your crosstown foes. There's nothing wrong with producing from within. Oh, and get a new manager. Personally, I'd take a look at Tim Flannery with the Giants (3rd base coach), he's a gamer.

September 16, 2011  11:56 AM ET

2007: 7 game lead with 17 to play. It has been all downhill since then for these losers. It's funny. If the Mets win tonight, my Phillies can clinch with a win over the Cards. Go Phils!

September 16, 2011  12:17 PM ET

You have to wonder how much comments like these are an attempt to save your own job too

September 16, 2011  12:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

You have to wonder how much comments like these are an attempt to save your own job too

Save his job from what? He has no players. He's managing a minor league team. Even with that they were only 2 games under .500 until they packed up the trucks on 9/11. He squeezed everything possible out of this team. If you want a team that sucks, see Houston, KC, Minnesota, Seattle, Cubs and San Diego.

September 16, 2011  12:40 PM ET

collins fate was place it in the mets, but the mets never place their fate in collins!!!

September 16, 2011  12:46 PM ET

the game was to be played to the fullest, without any excuse or regrets, played with a great smile win or lose without holding any grudge against each other, after all its only a game, competetion among every team but at the very end only one can get the precious reward!!!

September 16, 2011  12:59 PM ET

when the manager gets the oportunity to manages a team, that manager has the knowledge that he will have hardships in the team,its like trying to put a broken puzzle in one solo piece its like trying to built a paper boat in a rainning season, should the current manager throw in the towel? should he just fold himself and run away? when a person agree to manages a team he should face it the bad times as he should face it good times, conmitments, resposabilities, has to be applyed at times like this, folding yourself as a manager its being acting as a little kid without any hopes in the sport, and to mock the fans its like mocking the whole sports!!

September 16, 2011  01:11 PM ET

when a manager has a negative atittude towards his own team, most likely that team will vanish in the dark.that manager has the power in his hands its either going up or going down, the manager have to set the example it not matter how stiff its the road, after all nothing should come easy, to earn a win the team should strugle, should sweat, through injuries through disagreements, but as long the team place their hope in a leader the road to achieve any goals shouldn't be hard,and if that manager has negative approach? and if that manager refuse to take responsability for his own actions? then the tree most be cut from the root to avoid farther damages, all in all credibility plays a great role in this field!!

September 16, 2011  01:19 PM ET

management itsn't a easy task to acomplish, to gain glory the team has to fall as many times, to reach the top as a number one in the first ten teams the team most fail over and over until that team has being able to endure the hard times, until that team has learned and has built great experience through each and every faillure, because life its not easy to understand, because the best school is the life itself!!!

September 16, 2011  01:19 PM ET

page two!!

 
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