This Week In SNY Year In Review: Player Shenanigans

Welcome to the Amazin' Avenue equivalent of a sitcom clip show. This Week In SNY is back for its year-end review. There will be several parts to the series, with each featuring our favorite 2011 SNY moments. Gary, Keith, Ron, Ralph and Kevin(!)'s highlights will be remembered. For the first installment, we'll look at some player hijinks. On with the TWISNY!

Friday, April 22nd

SNY captured a giddy Pedro Beato on the first day of school:

Beatobackpack_medium

Hopefully Beato's Barbie backpack doesn't meet the same fate as "Stanley the bullpen toolbox".

Saturday, April 23rd

Daniel Murphy's thumb-sucking problem: exposed!

Danielmurphythumb_medium

"No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir!"

Thursday, May 5th

Does anyone know what the hell Ike Davis was doing on this attempted takeout slide? He's a good eight or nine feet from the bag:

Ikedavisslidedp_medium

Saturday, May 28th

Here is a GIF of the infamous Mike Pelfrey balk, via SB Nation:

Pelfreybalk_medium

We learned that Jason Bay prefers the bowl haircut and would be a weatherman if he didn't play baseball:

Jasonbaysamchampion_medium

To that we say -- follow your dreams Jason! It's never too late. There's a Sam Champion resemblance there.

Monday, May 30th

Forgive us for watching the Yankees -- the Mets recently endured a home run drought and we needed a power fix. That, and David Cone is a cool announcer. Here is a bonus moment from the YES Network this week. Bartolo Colon was caught in the act and Cone made a funny:

Pickmeawinner_medium

David Cone: "The Yanks picked a winner when they picked him up in the offseason."

Tuesday, May 31st

One of Dale Thayer's warmup pitches got away from him. Umpire watch out!

Thayerwhoops_medium

Gary Cohen: "Here's how not to win friends and influence people."

Sunday, June 5th

If this is Darryl Strawberry's entourage these days, something tells us his wild times are a thing of the past:

Darrylentourage_medium

Thursday, June 9th

Daniel Murphy, out by an eyelash! (the catcher already has the ball here):

Danielmurphymeansbusiness_medium

Wednesday, June 15th

We've defended Angel Pagan in the past for his supposed baserunning deficiencies but this play didn't help his cause. Here he is failing to slide on a stolen base attempt -- he was out on the play:

Angelwtf_medium

But a few days later, Pagan slid into home despite a lack of a play at the plate:

Angelwtfdeux_medium

Notice Lucas Duda with the very large "stay up" signal. The mixed up baserunning of Angel E. Pagan.

Friday, July 1st

A balloon ran onto the field, briefly interrupting play of the game:

Balloonfan_medium

Nick Swisher bravely apprehended the balloon, ending the uprising:

Swishersavior_medium

Friday, July 8th

This image is why TWISNY exists:

Dickburkreyesshirt_medium

Tim Byrdak photobombed the Dick-Burk interview:

Dickdak_medium

Friday, July 15th

Here is Carlos Beltran in the dugout with a nail file, doing nothing to quash the vocal minority sentiments that he is a soft pretty boy:

Beltrannailfilewimp_medium

Was he really felled with the flu that weekend? Or was it the disappointment of a poor manicure that kept him off the field?

Tuesday, August 9th

SNY's approach to subliminal messages is, well, not so subliminal. Check out Scott Hairston's OB-what?

Scottyobey_medium

Urge to watch "Daily News Live" and "LoudMouths" -- rising. Must... read... Metsblog. Give us more Gary Apple and Kirk Gimenez. (Hat tip to intrepid AA'er Jsz for bringing this gem to our attention)

Tuesday, August 16th

Kevin Burkhardt presented one of the more awkward segments of the season, a visit with rehabbing Chris Young:

Chrisyoungrehabwhocares_medium

Young barely pitched for the Mets this season, almost certainly won't be back in 2012, is about eleven feet tall and appeared to be rehabbing in a rooftop night club cabana. Awkward. Ron Darling chimed in with some stories about his own rehab efforts during his playing days so we suppose the segment did have some value. Anyway, here is another odd shot of Young's rehab:

Thankyousirmayihaveanother_medium

Thank you sir, may I have another?

Tuesday, September 6th

Mike Baxter pinch-hit late in the game and SNY correctly identified Whitestone's Own:

Whitestonesown_medium

The same cannot be said for the Sun Life Stadium jumbotron operator:

Blainebaxter_medium

Blaine Boyer. There's a name we haven't heard in a while. It feels like he pitched for the Mets four years ago and yet it was just this past April. "Baxter, Boyer, [yawn] no one is watching this game anyway just put up the old stock graphic of #23."

Sunday, September 11th

This is one of the best images of the season:

Wrightnypdhat_medium

Monday, September 26th

Tim Byrdak had a rough night against the Reds and sat in the dugout afterwards with only his thoughts:

Byrdakdeepthoughts_medium

 

Stay tuned for This Week In SNY Year In Review: Gary, Keith & Ron next week.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker