Willie Randolph: Still the One

All you die-hard Mets fans out there, if you’re still wondering how exactly the Willie Randolph firing went down, or if you just want to publicly apologize to the former manager on behalf of the Mets organization, now’s your chance. We hear it on good authority that Randolph will be at One restaurant in Irvington tonight.

tjndc5-5khygkiqtva3q3ab80f_layout.jpgWhile our colleagues in the sports department have already gotten word that he won’t, under any circumstances, talk about baseball-related things, our source says, “he would talk to you about how much he LOVES the restaurant.”

(Randolph: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets meltdown devestates Matt Dillon

small-101806mets20.jpgMany fans are still reeling from the team’s spectacular collapse. And, as this NY Post story explains, one of them is Mamaroneck native Matt Dillon, who was at the dreadful 8-1 loss to the Marlins on Sunday. Here’s how the paper summed up Dillon’s reaction:

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Actor and Mamaroneck native Matt Dillon sat stunned in his front-row Shea seat behind home plate after the final out.

He leaned forward, putting his hands into the backstop netting for several minutes before his buddies convinced him it was time to go home.

“This is what it means to be a diehard, a truly diehard fan,” said an ashen-faced Dillon, his right hand over his broken heart.

“I’m still a Mets fan – of course I am. I’m a diehard, diehard fan.”

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Matt, I feel your pain. But Phillies fans, don’t go blowing this all out of proportion. Yes, Philadelphia Weekly, I’m talking to you. While Dillon was clearly distressed, this does not mean “the Phillies made Matt Dillon cry.” The only thing that can make Matty cry, as we all know, is global warming.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

‘Old Dogs’ John Travolta and Robin Williams at Shea today

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The two actors were supposed to be at the Mets stadium today to film their Disney flick, “Old Dogs,â€? during batting practice. Filming was scheduled to take place between 10 and 11:15 a.m. And while that’s not really all that noteworthy — especially given that both men are West Coasters and probably could care less about the Mets — what would be cool is if Matt Dillon, who is also cast in the movie, was there, too.

As we all know, he’s a huge fan and threw out the first pitch at one of the 2006 NLCS games against the Cards. And why do we all know? Because the photo is in Suburbarazzi’s “Star Sightings” image gallery, of course!

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)