A pleasant good morning, Mets fans! The Mets went on a west coast road trip, which meant NO KEITH! But that's okay, as Gary, Ronnie, and Steve Gelbs gave us plenty to work with. Plus, we have an awesome Ralph Kiner quote and another check-in with Keith!
May 11, 2016
It's been over two years since the passing of legendary Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner and we all still miss him so much. While talking about David Wright's throwing struggles, Gary relayed an hilarious quote from Ralph who had this to say one day about Howard Johnson's own throwing woes at third:
There's never been more talk about a lack of an arm since the Venus de Milo.
In case you haven't brushed up on your art history, this is the Venus de Milo:
We miss you, Ralph!
Let's check in with Steve Gelbs, who is going to talk about Cuban baseball. And look where Steve is:
That's right! As Gary said, he was finally invited to the adult table. Welcome to the booth, Steve.
In the 6th inning, Gary mentioned that Ronnie hit home runs in back-to-back starts and then had the booth confirm that Tom Seaver also did it in 1972! This brought out our good friend Bashful Ronnie.
Gary: Ron Darling and Tom Seaver!
Bashful Ronnie: Oh jeez, finally! In the same sentence! And I had to do it hitting, not ever coming close to pitching. The only thing Tom and I have in common is we both like wine. That's it.
It's Part II of Keith's Photo Diary! Gare knows exactly how we all feel about the legendary Keith Hernandez, saying that while Keith is off he's never far from our hearts. It's so true.
Check out this selfie of Keith eating lunch in Sag Harbor while wearing a purple Lacoste polo shirt! What do we think Keith Hernandez eats for lunch, anyway?
Busy day for Keith, who's wearing the same polo shirt in this shot (or maybe he just has a closet full of them like Superman!). Keith's getting chummy with politicians in his time off! Bonus points to Ronnie, who threw in a little "hello" to Mayor Sander's wife Mala. That's Keith's role, Ronnie.
So has anybody else noticed that SNY's State Farm Agent of the Game has been rigged for years? It's true.
This is Pat Cawley of Glendale, New York and it feels as if he's bestowed this honor during multiple games a week. Something is very fishy here. For the future, let us know if you catch the Agent of the Day and tell us who it is. TWISNY has our eyes on you, Pat Cawley of Glendale, New York!
May 13, 2016
With two outs in the top of the 8th inning and a 2-0 count on Lucas Duda, Gary and Ronnie got interrupted by...
The Call to the Post! Gare and Ronnie noticed something about the sound made by the Call to the Post graphic:
Ron: That sound before the bugle is startling!
Gary: It's like the sound of the gate opening, except in harness racing there's no gate. They have the flying gate.
And immediately after saying that, it was time for ANOTHER Call to the Post!
Gary (talking about the gate sound): That! What is that?
Ron: I don't know!
May 14, 2016
Ronnie was very angry with a man seated behind home plate who was constantly waving his hands through the game. He even gave us an update on the rest of his family!
Ronnie: You Mets fans, I've sent Nate our stage manager to go tell the guy behind the plate you see in every shot to stop waving his hands. We should have that taken care of in the next inning or so.
Gary: Has that been annoying you?
Ronnie: It's a little irritating for me, I can't take it. His two daughters have been doing it too but they've been fighting the last two innings so they're not doing it.
Ronnie sounded so excited when he noticed that they all left and thanked Nate for taking care of business.
Ronnie: Way to go, Nate!
May 17, 2016
Keith and Dusty Baker seem to be buddies but that doesn't mean Keith can't throw a little shade at Dusty's prior managerial exploits.
Dusty's a guy who likes to leave his starters in there, you know that!
The face when you realize this is the guy who rode Mark Prior and Kerry Wood into the ground...
Thanks again go out to Chris McShane for always keeping an eye out!
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