Mets GM Omar Minaya apologizes to Daily News writer Adam Rubin

Tony ArnoldineCorrespondent IJuly 30, 2009
"I let the emotions get to me on that day," Minaya said. "I felt really bad - I still feel really bad what I said that day and Adam Rubin being in the room. You guys know me - that's just not the way Omar Minaya is. I made a mistake.

"I should've talked to Adam separately and I did not do that. I take full responsibility for that.

Several times during the nearly 12-minute session, Minaya seemed to stop short of absolving Rubin of angling for a job, even when asked directly. Finally, however, Minaya said, "I said my thoughts, what they were. For me to think those things, those thoughts were wrong."