TWISNY spent last week housesitting for Keith Hernandez in Sag Harbor but is back to recap the past two weeks of action! This is part one of two.
We'll start off with a moment from the Rockies series a few weeks back. Some background information: SNY has a history of subliminal messaging:
So TWISNY is always on the lookout for any further attempts at mind-control by the fatcats at SNY. We caught a glimpse of, umm, something which flashed on screen for a micro-second. We slowed it down and grabbed a screenshot:
What does that say? "2012 METS ON SNY CAP w/SEX?" Sounds a bit naughty for a family broadcast. However, a closer look reveals that "SEX" is actually "SFX":
It reminds of the "SEX or SFX" controversy surrounding The Lion King:
It looks like SNY is innocent of any nefarious subliminal messaging here, but we will continue to watch out for it. We need to think of the children.
Sunday, April 29th
Gary Cohen celebrated his 54th birthday and SNY provided a baby photo of our favorite play-by-play man:
Happy birthday, Gary! Here's to a lifetime contract with SNY and the Mets, as well as (hopefully) evolving views on PEDs and sabermetrics.
Tuesday, May 1st
Let's check in with Kevin! Kevin had some harsh words for the visitors' bullpen at Minute Maid Park.
Kevin: It's a heinous place. It's like an indoor leftover garage. As one Met put it, it's like rats trapped in a cage. It's dimly light. There's nowhere to go. It's a tough place to be. It's like an old YMCA, kinda smelly.
Kevin also shared a sad story involving the Mets' bullpen and an ill-fated bird:
Kevin: When the pitchers get bored, you never know what can happen. For instance, yesterday Tim Byrdak saw a wounded bird on the warning track. So they took the bird into the bullpen and tried to heal it back to health. Unfortunately, the bird died in the eighth inning. The players took off their hats and paid their respects.
Gary Cohen: [deadpan] Glad to hear they were respectful.
Friday, May 4th
It's time for a semi-regular feature, "Nitpicking With TWISNY." Here we have SNY messing up some Randy Johnson facts:
1. Johnson finished with 4,875 strikeouts, not 4,895.
2. Johnson faced the Mets in the NLDS in 1999, not 2000. He did, however, get hit hard in his only appearance. What a glorious NLDS it was.
Next, SNY omitted the letter "c" from Goldschmidt in its Diamondbacks starting lineup, a mistake we noticed due to experiencing our share of last name spelling misadventures:
This has been Nitpicking With TWISNY.
Saturday, May 5th
FOX presented a thorough scouting report on Johan Santana, brought to you by Bob Vila:
Hey R.A. Dickey, there's no yawning in baseball!
Or maybe he's just practicing Dickey Face on his off day.
Few things are more enjoyable than relaxing at the ballpark on a lazy Saturday afternoon with your hand in your pants. Mets bullpen coach Ricky Bones knows what's up:
Get that man an ice cold beer!
That's all for now. Check back tomorrow for part two. Send any tips or suggestions to ThisWeekInSNY@gmail.com. You will be credited if we run the material.