Watching his hapless gamers stumble all around the discipline within the New York Mets’ horrific first season, supervisor Casey Stengel cried out in exasperation, “Can’t anyone right here play this recreation?” Simply think about what he’d have fabricated from Staff de Blasio’s spectacular ineptitude.
After 4 days of large confusion, stonewalling, miscommunication and conflicting tales, Mayor Invoice de Blasio lastly supplied an evidence for Emergency Administration Commissioner Joe Esposito’s firing.
No, it had nothing to do with final month’s snowstorm mess (although the mayor bizarrely says he doesn’t blame anybody for considering it did). In actual fact, he determined weeks in the past to take away Esposito, for imprecise causes regarding how OEM is run — however it wasn’t presupposed to occur abruptly final Friday.
Why was a high commissioner fired by a deputy mayor as a substitute of de Blasio personally? “That’s the way in which it really works,” he claimed.
Why was Esposito unable to succeed in the mayor by telephone all weekend, when de Blasio was off in Vermont palling round with Bernie Sanders? “I’ve no file that he tried to contact me,” the mayor replied.
Which is fairly troubling by itself: Esposito is accountable for town’s response to emergencies — what if his calls had involved a significant disaster?
For 4 days, New Yorkers heard that Esposito had been fired, whilst he continued to point out as much as work. Now they’re instructed that he’ll keep on the job whereas a successor is discovered — which probably will take months.
Furthermore, after Esposito refused the demand to resign, the mayor determined that he’ll be given one other administration job.
That is all fairly astonishing stuff even for a mayoralty lengthy tormented by repeated scandal and mismanagement. After practically 5 years in workplace, de Blasio nonetheless hasn’t found out the right way to play the sport.
In baseball, that’s disheartening. In relation to working a metropolis, it could put lives in danger.