Someone Call The Jerky Boys, SNY Is Taking Callers During Mets Games

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I pray that this catches on around the major leagues. SNY took callers during the eighth inning of last night's Mets win, but analyst (I'm) Keith Hernandez is not happy with the decision at all....

The possibilites are now limitless. Jose Reyes dawdles coming out of the box in the first inning? Dial up Gary Cohen and rip the Mets shortsop. Willie Randolph makes a suspect late-game pitching change? Call Ron Darling and whine to him. Carlos Delgado looks like a stiff trying to get around on an inside pitch? Phone Keith Hernandez and ask him how it feels getting "old" in the batter's box.

"You want to do this in a 5-4 game with the bases loaded and a 3-2 count on some hitter? Do you want to do it then?" an incredulous Hernandez asked Thursday. "That would get in the way (of the game). You don't want to do anything to interfere with a game that's remotely up in the air. ... (But) it's not going to be my decision to make whether we (take calls) during a game."
Considering the Mets were winning eleven to nothing at the time I guess it was a good idea, but I'm with Kirk on this one. There's no way I want a kid from the Bronx calling during a tie game in September. I think this could work as long as they don't over do it. Now if we can only get ESPN to do this so I can call and tell Joe Morgan he's lost his mind.

Keith not dialed in on SNY's plan (NY Daily News)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:53 PM


Joe Morgan invented the phone and in-game phone calls so I don't think he would have a problem with this.

GMoney said...
Apr 3, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

The White Sox did this on their radio broadcasts for preseason games. They called it the "White Sox Interactive Broadcast." Their games are on 670 The Score.

Apr 3, 2008, 5:45:00 PM  

Bob Raissman, article is attached below, is an absolute whore for that channel and I'm a Mets fan. It's alright but it seems that it's always the stupid people who are able to get through. Keith BTW had the first question of the year targeted at him when he was given the hypothetical on what cap would he wear if he got inducted by the VC. He said the Cardinals but with a struggle since that relationship didn't end so well.

Anonymous said...
Apr 4, 2008, 3:37:00 PM  

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