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Ron Darling Becomes a New York Star Post-Playing Days

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Both Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez marveled at the prescient Ron Darling last night. In the first inning, Darling had noted how it would be a good time for Mets starter Mike Pelfrey to fake a pickoff throw to third and first in order to possibly get Ryan Zimmerman starting too early on the 3-2 […]

Temperature Gauge, Gossip Locker Room, A.J. & Whitson, Minaya Deserves Credit, Gary Cohen Wants No Changes at Citi

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

In case I lose power from Hurricane Irene, I have posted a few pieces to go up over the next couple of days. I anticipate the pre-record audio from this week’s show to be up in a few hours. Stay safe out there and hopefully we will still be able to talk baseball here over […]

Will Yanks Like Inge, Pepsi Porch, Senior Saviors, 50 Amazin Years, Vance Worley

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The Tigers designated Brandon Inge for assignment last night. Inge has struggled this season hitting only .177 with a homer and 17 RBI. Since I live in Smithtown, Long Island I could swear I heard cheers coming west from Manhasset. Why? Because WFAN’s Mike Francesa has talked about “liking Inge a lot” on his radio show. He […]

SNY on Kiner, Gangland, Reyes Video, Ubaldo an Injury Risk

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Next Thursday SNY will be airing a special on Ralph Kiner at 7pm. Newsday’s Neil Best reports that among those interviewed are Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Tim McCarver and Kiner himself. Rumor has it that you will hear about his date with Elizabeth Taylor. Although I criticize the network for their lack of programming, when they do produce […]

1-A, Where’s the Purse, Another Michael Kay Gem

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I keep hearing dialogue about the Yankees acquiring a starting pitcher, or 1-A to team with CC Sabathia. For me, it should be about what lefty the Yankees can acquire. That’s because I think they have their #2 or 1-A in Bartolo Colon. Colon is throwing in the mid-nineties, keeps the ball down, and has the historical […]

Was the Omar/Jerry Leak Unfair?

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Last night the SNY booth discussed the news that Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel will not return next season. They took a different position, rather than debate its merit, they took to task the actual act of someone leaking this news three days before the season ended. Cohen discussed how unfair it was to good […]

Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog Responds to Seinfeld

Friday, June 25th, 2010

If you missed the Seinfeld appearance in the SNY booth from Wednesday night you can read a recap here. One of the funnier moments was when Jerry said he needed to hire “Rusty” the bed bug dog to fumigate his Citi Field suite after Lady Gaga spent time in it. Good job by Seinfeld recognizing […]

Recapping Seinfeld in the Booth

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

SNY continues to do a great job with their game coverage of the Mets (maybe one day they will get the other 19 hours of programming right). The idea to pair up Jerry Seinfeld in the booth with Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen made for an entertaining four and a half innings. Sure, it helped […]

SNY Exposes Flaws in YES, WFAN

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I didn’t have a chance to watch Omar Minaya on “Mets Hot Stove” this past Thursday, but the blogosphere did a great job recapping the conversation. As always, host Kevin Burkhardt asked the right questions, and didn’t shy away from delving into the difficult territory. The best part, for me, was when Burkhardt followed up […]

Mets Finally Embrace History at Citi Field

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

The Mets just announced their plans to address the lack of history at Citi Field. First they will rename areas of the ballpark after Tom Seaver, Casey Stengel, Gil Hodges, and Bill Shea. There will be a Hall of Fame committee which will have members of the media and team voting on future inductees into […]

SNY Can’t Break Up “The Core”

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The news yesterday that Keith Hernandez may have announced his last game at SNY came as a shock to me. I wasn’t surprised Keith was “loose lipped” about the negotiations on air, after all that is what makes him Keith Hernandez, but that SNY would allow Mex to even have the opportunity to publicize his […]

Roundup: Draft, Razor Shines, MVP

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Sorry to itemize today, but there are a few items I must get to, and itemizing seems the best way to do so. On the Mets’ draft: there seem to be two schools of thought on the draft. On one hand, you have those who are disappointed that the Mets were last in baseball in […]

Full Court Spin, Record Setting Win, and Appreciation

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

- You gotta love the Mets. Just hours after Jon Heyman stands by his story, Omar Minaya is on with Hernandez and Cohen during the game. Omar had the answer for just about everything. He did a great sell job and I was waiting for him to add national health care to the mix. I […]

Baseball Gods, Ghosts, First Out, Last Out

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

- Good job by the Yankees having Mariano Rivera throw out the ceremonial first pitch last night. It was only fitting that he got the opportunity to pick up save number 501 later in the night. I wonder if this has ever happened before. - The baseball gods have been messing with the Mets since […]

Red Hats, Case for Hughes, Replay, Mex’s Sked

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

- What does everyone think of the red hats? Not sure if I was feeling them with either New York team. Obviously it’s a nice gesture for Memorial Day, but I suspect there were some merchandising motives behind it as well. I am more of a traditionalist and don’t like the whole third uniform concept. […]