There's only one more month of Gary, Keith, and Ron (and Kevin) until next spring. We'll put together some "best of TWISNY" posts to get you through the offseason.
Wednesday, August 8th
Gary, Keith, and Ron broadcasted from the Pepsi Porch. This is one of our favorite SNY innovations, as long as it's not overused:
SNY cameras caught a member of GKR's security detail taking a gander at the buxom young McFadden's girls:
"It's like looking at the sun. You don't stare at it, it's too risky. You get a sense of it then you look away."
Thursday, August 9th
Let's check in with Kevin! Kevin interviewed his imaginary friend Bobo, who was sitting in the MLB authenticator seat in the camera well:
Kevin was so excited about the interview that he didn't interrupt it to call game action. Things started to get awkward after three innings of non-stop interview before Kevin finally sent it back to the booth when it was time for Bobo's afternoon nap.
Tuesday, August 14th
Maybe Sandy Alderson should add some green to his diet like Walt Jocketty, GM of the first place Reds:
Here's Jocketty five innings later, still going to town on food-in-a-cup:
"Guys I'm reporting from the deck of the Disney cruise ship Disney Magic. Me and my buddies just set sail for a 'bros only' vacation. As you can see, some of us have already taken advantage of the drink specials on board. We'll see you in a week. Back to you guys."
Wednesday, August 15th
It's time for Nitpicking With TWISNY! For gambling purposes, it's useful to know that Mark Buehrle will throw a perfect game in the year 2309:
Perhaps it will come against the Mercury Mets. This has been Nitpicking With TWISNY.
Monday, August 20th
"Kevin's... so... lonely. So lonely. So lonely and sadly alone..." (language in the linked clip is NSFW):
TWISNY prefers checking in with Kevin when he is surrounded by his fellow Mets fans. No more exiling him to empty sections!
SNY once again welcomed the winner of the Kidcaster contest to the booth. J.J. Post was this year's lucky young broadcaster. In each of the last two seasons, the Kidcaster called a Mets home run. In 2010, David Wright went deep; in 2011, it was Jose Reyes. We were close-but-not-quite this year, as Wright flew out to the warning track in center field. We think Post did a fine job. See below for video of the call:
Wednesday, August 22nd
"... I work really hard and make up great plans, but nobody listens, no one understands. Seems like no one takes me seriously...and so...I'm lonely..."
A young Mets fan with a mohawk stole the show for a half-inning:
Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen added some amusing commentary:
Keith Hernandez: Oh boy.
Gary Cohen: Now that's a real mohawk.
Keith Hernandez: I just don't think I'd allow that. Not that it's terrible.
Gary Cohen: It's all a matter of taste.
Keith Hernandez: I'd say, "Son, wait until you're in college."
Gary Cohen: Then what happens?
Keith Hernandez: Do whatever you want, you're on your own.
A big hat tip goes to kingcritical for this one.
Saturday, August 25th
We can't stop watching this .gif of the Astros doing their thing last Saturday at Citi Field:
We'll close with this poster from outside SNY studios. One of these things is not like the others.
That's all for now. Thank you to Rob Castellano once again for keeping an eye out for SNY shenanigans. Send any tips or suggestions to ThisWeekInSNY@gmail.com. You will be credited if we run the material. Have a great Labor Day weekend!