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.