Manager Willie Randolph, saying he was acting without prompting, apologized to Mets ownership this afternoon for comments he said claiming criticism heâ€™s been under was racially motivated.
He also apologized to SNY, the clubâ€™s television outlet, for saying he was deliberately portrayed in a negative light.
“I want to apologize to Met ownership, SNY and my team for the unnecessary distraction I created, that I caused the last couple of days. I shouldnâ€™t have said what I said. It was a mistake. Itâ€™s as simple as that. Itâ€™s a mistake and there are no excuses for it.â€™â€™
Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon declined to comment.
Randolph said his comments, made to a New Jersey newspaper on Monday, were spoken out of frustration.
Randolph said he was looking for closure. That would come by winning a few games.