In a recent article by Christian Red of the New York Daily News, former Met World Series champion Lenny Dykstra showed a great amount of praise for former Met player, coach, and fellow World Series champion Howard Johnson.
In the article with the Daily News, Dykstra voiced his opinion the TC has “lost the team” and “the players have no confidence”. When asked who the replacement for Collins should be, Dykstra did not hesitate to name Howard Johnson, or Ho Jo if you will, the next manager of our beloved Mets.
Ho Jo, who is currently a manager within the Texas Rangers organization, does make some sense for the Mets. Ho Jo is a beloved figure in New York, has experience winning a World Series in New York, and has coached in New York in various roles such as the Mets first base coach and later Mets hitting coach until 2011.
By all accounts Ho Jo is an A+ human being, and in the same article with the Daily News, Dykstra reiterates these claims exclaiming, “He’s a great husband, a great father. HoJo never cussed, never took pills, never chased women”, and any Mets fan who knows anything about the ’86 Mets knows this was rare for that group of guys.