Reports: Mets Fire Tony Bernazard

Mack RosenbergContributor IJuly 27, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 23:  A fan of the New York Mets holds a banner in reference to recently fired manager Willie Randolph prior to the game against the Seattle Mariners on June 23, 2008 at Shea Stadium in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Mets have reportedly fired Vice President of Player Development Tony Bernazard after a series of outbreaks that included altercations with Francisco Rodriguez and some minor leaguers.

The 52-year-old allegedly pulled off his shirt and challenged the Double-A Binghamton Mets to a fight.

For those of you who have been waiting for the Mets to make a move, this is it. Playoffs or not, there's no way to go but down with a guy like this on your team.

Of course this decision may have come a year too late.