Neil Walker

Terry Collins resigns as manager of New York Mets

Shortly after the last out in a lost season for the New York Mets, manager Terry Collins confirmed the news that had spread at Citizens Bank Park.

"It's been a blast, but it's time," he said.

With that, the 68-year-old Collins announced Sunday he was stepping down and taking a position in the team's front office.

His voice quavering the more he spoke, Collins confirmed a report that surfaced in the early innings of an 11-0 loss to Philadelphia that he was done. The defeat finished a 70-92 season that began with great expectations but was quickly derailed by injuries.

"It's one of those years you want to forget, and I will. Tomorrow," he...