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An ugly situation in Queens

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I’d rather be talking about the remaining pennant races, making playoff predictions or showing off some cool baseball cards.

I’d probably even have more fun trying to guess Sandy Alderson‘s plans for improving the Mets this winter.

But I keep coming back to a story that broke last week.

At SI.com, columnist Emma Span rightly criticizes outgoing MLB Commissioner Bud Selig for turning a blind eye towards a troubling situation in Queens.

I’m not talking about the Mets’ payroll – as a fan, I wish they’d do more to acquire the talent they need to become a pennant contender, but I don’t pretend to understand enough about high finance to know whether the team is in violation of baseball’s “internal economic rules.”

Former Mets executive Leigh Castergine‘s lawsuit against the team and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon alleges that she was discriminated against and ultimately fired for being a single mother.

The Mets issued a statement saying that the claims in the suit are without merit.

I believe in due process, and that’s really the only reason I can continue to be a Mets fan while Jeff Wilpon maintains an important leadership role with the team.

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