Manuel: Comments on Mets were 'stupid'

Manuel: Comments on Mets were 'stupid'

NEW YORK -- The Mets entered Tuesday's series opener against the Phillies at Citi Field an impressive 16-9 at home and 9-14 on the road.

During the sign stealing controversy in Colorado a couple weeks ago, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was reminded that the Mets have suspected the Phils of stealing signs in the past. Manuel then pointed out the Mets' home record, inferring they might have something of their own cooking.

"That was something that I just said that was stupid," Manuel said. "Somebody said something dumb to me and I said something dumb back. Really. Seriously. That's what that was."