P.S. Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday may have been on the same wavelength about signing Mike Piazza, but apparently Doubleday lead the charge. (NY Times, 10/25/98). Doubleday and Wilpon did not get along, (NY Times 7/12/02) so Doubleday got out. As it got to the point where Fred could bring in his hideous son, Jeff, he beefed up spending in order to compete.
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