Monday, July 07, 2008
SNY's Keith Hernandez and Mets SS Jose Reyes almost came to blows after arguing on the team plane and both had to be restrained this past weekend. Hernandez had said that the Mets were "babying" Reyes and apparently that didn't sit well with the player....
A team source described the situation aboard the plane as "very heated." One player told The Post that he thought Reyes and the popular former Met - now an analyst for the club's SNY TV network - were close to exchanging punches until others stepped in.Good times! I'm actually surprised this hasn't more with players and announcers in New York recently. The Mets are just in a terrible spot right now, and while I'm glad SNY is being honest, it seems to be a bit over-the-top at times. I have a feeling that this isn't the last were going to hear of this though.
Reyes said yesterday he was angry at Hernandez after numerous friends and relatives told him Hernandez accused the Mets of "babying" Reyes during the broadcast of Sunday's 3-1 win over the Yankees New York Yankees at Shea Stadium.
"He got his point [across] and I got mine," Reyes, when asked to describe the confrontation, told The Post before he drove in three runs in the Mets' 11-1 victory over the Cardinals last night. "I'm not too happy with the way he's been talking."
Skidding Mets A Real Fight Club (NY Post)