Callaway's lewd behavior was an open secret within Indians, Mets: report

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Suspended Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway had a reputation within baseball circles as a creepy philanderer long before his shocking alleged behavior came to light earlier this offseason, according to a damning new report.

The 45-year-old former Mets manager and Indians pitching coach's career is in serious jeopardy after he was suspended last month in the wake of an explosive report detailing allegations of sexual harassment and "lewd behavior" by several women over multiple years and organizations.

The Mets and Indians both feigned shock when Callaway's alleged behavior first became public, but a followup story by Katie Strang and Britt Ghiroli, the same authors of the initial report, suggests those organizations knew well more than they initially let on.

Callaway's creepy antics were apparently so well known within the Mets organization during his time there that some called him "Dick Pic Mick," the report shockingly claims, citing a team source.

Earlier in his career, in Cleveland, Indians players' wives apparently became upset over an alleged extramarital affair between Callaway and "a woman who was around the team."

Perhaps most disturbing of all, the story claims all of MLB, the Indians, and the Mets were informed of Callaway's actions by the angry husband of an Arizona woman with whom Callaway reportedly had an affair. All parties apparently ignored the man's pleas.

The Angels suspended Callaway pending an investigation, though it appears unlikely he'll be back in baseball anytime soon, if ever.

Callaway was dismissed by the Mets following the 2019 season. He was named manager in late 2017, replacing Terry Collins, in what was viewed as something of a minor upset.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a fan of Callaway's analytical mind and charming persona, the report says, and moved aggressively to hire Callaway once it appeared that his stock was on the rise among the pool of managerial candidates that offseason.

Callaway built his reputation as a standout pitching coach with the Indians, serving in that role for five seasons under manager Terry Francona, from 2013-17. Callaway, who had a brief and unremarkable career as a relief pitcher, was hired by Angels manager Joe Maddon prior to the 2020 season, after he was fired by the Mets.