The New York Mets are 41-50 this season, and they’re bad in the worst possible way: with and old, uninspired, injured and underperforming roster that has fans feeling silly for believing before the season that their team could contend for the playoffs.
So with that in mind, it’s hard to blame the team’s broadcasters for wanting to get away for a little bit. During the middle innings of the Mets’ 5-0 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday, SNY analyst Keith Hernandez, who had been stationed in a camera well for the beginning of the game, stopped at the concession stands to buy a pretzel.
In other news, the SNY booth lost Keith Hernandez for a while because he went to get a pretzel, in case you're wondering how the Mets are.
— Kate Feldman (@kateefeldman) July 19, 2017
Here’s some video of Hernandez, in his blue SNY polo, digging into his wallet to pay the pretzel guy.
— Mike B Weather (@NorthEast_Wx) July 19, 2017
The trio of Hernandez, Gary Cohn and Ron Darling is considered one of the best in baseball, largely because its not afraid to be honest, even if that means some pretty harsh criticism. Hernandez in particularly is known for calling things how he sees them, good or bad, and maybe his in-game diversion was a little reflection on how things are going in Metsland. You also probably wouldn’t be in a rush to see Rafael Montero get shelled and the Mets defense commit three errors.
We should note it has been only a month since Hernandez, thinking he was off air, said that Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark was “getting his tits lit.” This doesn’t really have anything to do with him getting a pretzel mid-broadcast, but there’s never a bad time to mention it.
Anyway, we hope that pretzel tasted good, Keith. It probably beat Mets baseball.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said that Hernandez had left the broadcast booth to buy a pretzel. That was incorrect, as he stopped for the pretzel on his way back up to the booth from the field. We apologize for the error.