Fred Wilpon: Finance Expert

The title of this post may seem like a joke, and it should be, but according to Major League Baseball, it is not. Fred Wilpon, the owner of the New York Mets, was just named the chairman of the league’s Finance Committee. Fred Wilpon, the man who invested hundreds of millions dollars in a Ponzi scheme. Fred Wilpon, the man who took a nine-figure loan against his own television network. Fred Wilpon, the man who says his dire financial situation will not affect the team he owns, even though it’s plainly obvious that’s not the case.

I’m no comedian, but let me give this a crack. This would be like Donald Sterling chairing the NBA’s Race Relations Committee. Or Josh Gordon leading the NFL’s Committee on Substance Abuse. Or naming Gary Bettman the commissioner of the National Hockey League.

Hearing this Wilpon news, I felt like Doc Brown when Marty tells him that Ronald Reagan — the actor?! — is the President of the United States in 1985.

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