CHICAGO B — CHICAGO -- Davey Johnson, the former manager of the New York Mets, said yesterday that he felt sympathy for Bud Harrelson, the team's current and beleaguered manager.
Informed of management's recent comments regarding Harrelson, Johnson said it also might be reasonable to feel fear for Harrelson's future.
"It's impossible to manage once the front office casts any doubts as to the way they feel about you," said Johnson, who was replaced by Harrelson in May of 1990. "You lose credibility with your players. You lose credibility with the fans. It's the worst thing that can happen."