From the comment section of Boz's column bashing the Lerners:
Hey old man Lerner, how does it feel to know that your GM played you like a nag in the media? When you said "no", Rizzo called up his buddy at the Post and got them to write a column calling you out for being cheap. Bet you love that. So what happens next time Rizzo has big plans that you don't agree with? Do you dare say no? This little trick worked once, surely it will work again. One phone call from Rizzo, Boz whips up another hit piece and every internet trouble maker in town rips the team until ownership is forced to cave in to Rizzo's demands. That sounds like a healthy business atmosphere.
It could have been Davey Johnson
Who knows who it was? It doesn't matter...all that matters is that the team is better this morning than it was yesterday.
A few of us mentioned that the Boswell column was being used in this manner, so it is not that surprising if that was indeed the case.