Daniel Murphy, above, of the New York Mets misses a base hit off the bat of Steve Clevenger of the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning of their MLB baseball game in Chicago, June 26, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
By ANDREW KEH
The New York Times
It was late Tuesday night inside the visitorsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ clubhouse at Wrigley Field and Terry Collins was seething, his anger bubbling behind a tight grimace and folded arms.
Minutes earlier, CollinsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s frustrations had seemed to boil over. It was the bottom of the eighth inning and the Mets were on their way to their second straight defeat to the Chicago Cubs, the worst team in baseball. His first baseman, Ike Davis, had just been ejected for arguing what he perceived to be a blown call on a pickoff play at first.
Collins ran out, arms waving, to get between his player and the umpire, but also to deliver some angry words of his own. It was no use. The Cubs added another run in that inning, padding their lead to 5-3, and that ended up as the final score in the game… Read More