NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mookie Wilson isn’t happy about his role with the New York Mets, and he’s letting the world know it in his upcoming memoir.
“It’s sad to admit this, but I have basically become a hood ornament,” Wilson wrote in “Mookie: Life, Baseball and the ’86 Mets,” which will be released April 29. “I have no decision-making role at all in my job description. I would have liked an explanation as to why I was moved from first base coach to the ambassadorship, but none was ever given.”
Wilson, considered an icon for his part in winning the 1986 World Series championship, was booted as first base coach after the 2011 season. The following February, the Mets announced Wilson would remain with the franchise dual baseball-business capacity, which apparently has left him with much to be desired.
“I feel that I deserve to hear just some words to justify the actions of an organization that I have honored and promoted every day of my nearly thirty-year existence in it,” Wilson wrote.
WFAN co-host Craig Carton read excerpts of Mookie’s book during Friday morning’s show. Quotes were also published in the New York Post.