What Is Going On With The Mets And Their Announcers?

Monday, May 26, 2008


It was pretty crazy with SNY and the Mets last week as Willie Randolph took on the announcers, but this takes it to the next level. Keith Hernandez got on former teammate Gary Carter for openly pursuing the head coaching job and he had some words for Carter on-air yesterday. Via Newsday....

"I have great respect for Gary as a player," said Hernandez, now a TV analyst. "He's a Hall of Famer. When Johnny Bench left the game, he was the premier catcher in the National League.

"But that being said, and I've kept quiet for such a long time, but for the people out there listening, just go in the dictionary and look up 'unconscious' and you'll find a picture of Gary Carter.

"I know that's strong, but it just happens too many times and it's just, you're walking around unconscious."
Play-by-play man Gary Cohen also lambasted Carter for his comments and all of this going on while the Mets are just 3 and 7 in their last ten. I think it's about time for everyone to try and stop distracting the team and just call the games, but it's entertaining none the less.

Keith Hernandez rips ex-mate Gary Carter on air (Newsday)
Willie Randolph Vs. SNY (Awful Announcing)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:13 PM

9 Comments:

Carter called into WFAN on Saturday to try and 'clarify' his remarks and only dug a bigger hole for himself.

odessasteps said...
May 26, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

No play for Mr. Grey.

Anonymous said...
May 26, 2008, 7:29:00 PM  

i'm happy keith called him out. what carter said was stupid. he can say that too. because he's keith hernandez. and oh i'm available too. willie sucks.

Anonymous said...
May 26, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

SNY didn't even go live to the Willie Randolph press conference for criminey's sake ... but ESPN News did.
Sad.

Anonymous said...
May 26, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

The entire mets organization is a joke. From ownership to management to , now, the announcers, it seems, everyone's begging for the spotlight.

It's no wonder that team's in turmoil. There's confrontation after confrontation there.

Anonymous said...
May 27, 2008, 2:11:00 AM  

This has nothing to do with the team's performance on the field. Hernandez was doing his job. He has firsthand knowledge of Gary Carter and was asked to comment, so he did. That's what a good announcer should do.
Only he should have used a better word than unconscious, it wasn't the right word to convey the sentiment he seemed to be trying to express.

Paul said...
May 27, 2008, 2:35:00 AM  

2:11 AM, our organization may not be like the Bronx but our announcers are top-notch. State your fan hood and tell me really if your announcers are better than Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, or Ron Darling.

Anonymous said...
May 27, 2008, 5:54:00 AM  

yeah sny is a complete fraud for yesterdays behavior. they did it last year too for the last game of the season. what a joke of a network.

gary carter is a disgrace as well.

madnice said...
May 27, 2008, 8:44:00 AM  

yeah sny is a complete fraud for yesterdays behavior. they did it last year too for the last game of the season. what a joke of a network.

gary carter is a disgrace as well.

madnice said...
May 27, 2008, 8:45:00 AM  

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