Omar Minaya called another press conference last night, and in this one he managed to not entirely shoot off his own foot, which probably had something to do with his boss, COO Jeff Wilpon, standing ominously at his side.
Minaya and Wilpon materialized in the Citi Field press box before last night's game against the Rockies. The former was there to make a half-assed apology for assailing Daily News reporter Adam Rubin at an earlier press conference, about the firing of the Mets' shirtless, two-fisted VP for player development, Tony Bernazard, during which the general manager accused Rubin of plotting ornately to use the column inches of his newspaper to wangle a front-office job with the Mets. The latter was there to contradict just about everything Minaya had said. Writes the Star-Ledger's Brendan Prunty: