Posts Tagged ‘SNY


Keep Your Hands off Keith’s ‘Stache!

Great news for those of us in the NYC area, the best three-man baseball booth will be in place next year. At the end of this miserable season, Keith Hernandez of SNY hinted that he might not be returning to the broadcast booth the next season. However, after negotiating his contract, reports are that Keith will be back through at least 2011.

His cohorts in the booth, Gary Cohen and Ron Darling are both signed through 2010 so, let’s hope this next season goes better for the Mets and this wild three-way never ends.

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I’m Keith Hernandez

Forced to sit through another abysmal Mets game — the last time a position player drove a run in was FRIDAY — these fans at least are in good enough spirits to bring a kick-ass sign to the game. Unfortunately for them, they picked a day where Keith Hernandez wasn’t at the game, so they were unable to share their awesome drawing with him. Regardless, SNY picked them up and gave them a brief moment of fame to honor their artistry.

KeithYou mess with Keith, you get the horns.


Mets + Furries = A Beautiful Combination

In the movie Major League, team owner Rachel Phelps, in an effort to cause the Indians to play worse, starts removing the amenities that big leaguers are used to; I wonder if the Wilpons are doing something similar with the Mets. Either that, or they lost a whole lot more money than they are admitting to Madoff, because the Mets rolled into Pittsburgh last night and arrived at their hotel, they found out that Anthrocon 2009 was ALSO being held there. Anthrocon, being, obviously, the big convention for furry fetishists.

Kevin Burkhardt of SNY, delightful scamp that he is tweeted about it when they arrived at the hotel, and managed to post an incredible picture of “a person who was dressed like Ralph Wigam as a Beaver.”

Look for the Pirates to sweep the Mets now…



I Like Eck!


Amidst the unfortunate absence of Jerry Remy from the NESN booth, Dennis Eckersley has been filling in, and filling in admirably. Sure, he has some moments when his brain doesn’t catch up with his mouth and the constant references to “cheddar” and “cheese” and his other Eck-isms can be a little weird at first, I’m really enjoying listening to him call a game.

All of which leads me to an interesting thought; I wonder if NESN would ever experiment with an occasional 3-man booth for games. While it is clear that when Remy is healthy he’s back in his seat, and rightfully so, and it’s hard to argue with changing something (Don and Jerry) that has worked so excellently over the years, BUT, just because something HAS worked doesn’t mean adding beneficial pieces won’t make it even BETTER.

Now, usually I’m opposed to the adding of more people into a booth, but there are times when a three man booth can really work. For example, I end up watching a lot of games on SNY, the Mets network, and they feature at times a three man booth with Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez. The thing I enjoy most about this threesome, besides their obvious chemistry and seeming real like of each other, is that each brings a very different take on the game. Ron Darling knows pitching and is able to give the viewers lots of inside information regarding how or why a pitcher would throw a pitch at any given time. Meanwhile, Keith brings the everyday player perspective to the broadcast and helps break down the action on the field and in the batter’s box from the unique position of being a former MVP player. Finally, Gary serves as the play-by-play man and nicely pivots to the two former players to help move the broadcast along. The three of them work, they’re funny and interesting together and make the broadcasts enjoyable to watch, almost so that you can forget you’re watching the Mets.

Why couldn’t that work in Boston. Now, again, I’m not saying that the NESN broadcast is broke, it ain’t, but who knows, it could get better. With Eck providing the deep pitching analysis and Jerry bringing the everyday prospective the games would become even more interesting to watch because the amount of knowledge the two men would bring. As for Don, we’ve seen that he can seemingly effortlessly switch between partners and maintain good chemistry and move the broadcast along. He’d be perfectly cast in the Gary Cohen role.

I don’t necessarily expect this to happen this season, once Remy comes back they’ll want to give him his rightful spot back and the fanfare appropriate with such a fan favorite. However, this is something they should seriously consider, especially if Remy’s health problems aren’t totally licked. I’m not advocating an every day 3-man booth either, maybe something like a once or twice a week affair that would add to certain broadcasts. Something to consider.


I Want to Pay Attention But For Some Reason I Can’t

How am I supposed to pay any attention whatsoever to whatever it was Kevin Burkhardt was blabbering about during last night’s game with this in the background?

I want to pay attention, I’m sure Kevin’s conversations with Jerry Manuel were very deep and profound but I just have this one vision dancing through my head every time they would cut back to him in this segment, I think it went a little something like this:

Some quick research finds out that this is one of the lovely and talented Marlins “Mermaids”, by the name of Glenda. Thanks to their totally kick-ass interactive site, we can find out that Glenda, who terms her fashion sense as “Classy Trendy” also “would describe myself as unique, adventurous, and ambitious.” Sounds spunky!

I know that I would pay much attention to Kevin whenever he speaks if SNY made this a trend…It certainly makes watching the Mets more interesting that’s for sure.

Join us below the jump for a couple more shots of the delightfully fun Glenda, or check out her gallery here.

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It’s Likely Keith Hernandez is Insane

Keith Hernandez was in rare form last night; the early miscues by the Phillies in the first three innings led to some sloppy baseball and he went from jabbering to jabbering completely incoherently. But all that is normal. I’m used to that Keith. I love that Keith. What was abnormal was his outfit. Is it just me or is he dressed like some miserly banker in a Dickens play?

“P.F. Pennypincher here, now give me the orphans’ money or I’ll call the gendarmes.”

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