Keith Hernandez calls a broken bat a “dead soldier” on Memorial Day

Monday in America was Memorial Day, a day where we celebrate the men and women of the Armed Services that we've lost. MLB typically loads up the schedule with day games and pays tribute to the military before and during each game, and it's something that is a sight to see.

During the Yankees-Mets game on Monday night, Keith Hernandez (a solid, or dare I even say good, broadcaster) made a very unfortunate and (assumingly) accidental slip-up. After Phil Hughes made a nice pitch and broke Daniel Murphy's bat, Hernandez explained what happened, and called the broken bat a "dead soldier". You wouldn't think twice about that on any other day, but on Memorial Day, it's a wince-worthy remark.

[Larry Brown Sports]

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