Former Mets Manager Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

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Well it must be Groundhog Day, because another person with New York Mets connections is accused of making unwanted sexual advances.

From Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang at The Athletic:

“Mickey Callaway, the former New York Mets manager and current pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels, aggressively pursued at least five women who work in sports media, sending three of them inappropriate photographs and asking one of them to send nude photos in return. He sent them unsolicited electronic messages and regularly commented on their appearance in a manner that made them uncomfortable. In one instance, he thrust his crotch near the face of a reporter as she interviewed him. In another, he told one of the women that if she got drunk with him he’d share information about the Mets.  

The five women, who spoke to The Athletic on the condition that they not be identified, said that the actions by the now 45-year-old Callaway spanned at least five years, multiple cities and three teams. Two of the women said they were warned about his behavior – from fellow media members and others who worked in baseball. An additional seven women who worked in various MLB markets said that, although they had not been approached by Callaway, they had been cautioned about him” 

Callaway responded to The Athletic and said that the relationships were consensual. He’s looking forward to providing “more specific responses.”

As you’re well aware, the Mets just fired their new general manager a few weeks ago, after he was accused of sending explicit text messages to a female foreign MLB reporter. In Jared Porter’s case, he admitted to sending lewd photos to the woman in question, and was canned about one month into the job. In Callaway’s case, it appears as though he’ll fight the allegations.

But it seems as though there might be a New York Mets culture problem here, ALLEGEDLY. If any New York players feel disgusted playing for that franchise, they can come down here and play for an honorable, proper organization instead. They can come play for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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