A pleasant good morning, Mets fans! Ready for another edition of This Week In SNY? We sure are! It was quite a busy week on Mets broadcasts, so let's get to all of the action.
May 18, 2016
SNY snuck up behind this poor family eating apple pie ala mode in the Acela Club.
Keith: Oh my god. That's like going to Starbucks in the morning and getting a 1,000 calorie coffee.
Then the broadcast got incredibly cheesy.
Keith: What are they...what is this? It's like a Swedish smorgasbord!
Gary: Are they selling us cheese?
With two outs in the bottom of the 6th, SNY's cameras focused in on this man and his bright orange jacket and World Series towel.
Gary: Those World Series towels come in handy.
Keith: I like the jacket! *laughter*
Ronnie: Fashion with Keith.
Keith: LOVE that orange jacket! Is that corduroy? Or is it suede?
Ronnie: I think it's velvet.
Gary: Has a bit of a longhorn look, kind of like your tie last night.
Once the camera zoomed in, Keith seemed far less impressed by it.
Keith: Ah, that might be that cheap cotton *laughter*
Gary: Well, he's got the orange and blue tie. I know you like that.
This led into the introduction of a new segment starring Keith:
Keith: Now folks, I did not have anything to do with this, all right? I am not narcissistic. I am not a narcissist. This was a production of the truck having a little fun.
Gary: I don't think they were accusing you of narcissism, only for a keen fashion sense.
Keith: Well, I like that shark skin coat. *laughter*
Down by 4 runs in the 8th inning, the booth was interrupted by...
Despite Gary's best "the horses are on the track!", Ronnie wasn't feeling it.
Ronnie: I do have to say, this game has been so bad that even that didn't rouse us today.
May 20, 2016
Big news to pass along here at TWISNY! During the 8th inning, it was mentioned that the booth will debut new SNY polo shirts during the Mets' road trip to Miami! We are incredibly excited by this latest development in SNY fashion and we'll be sure to pass along a photo when we see them.
Here's a picture from 2011 featuring Gary, Keith, and Ron wearing old SNY polos while talking with former Mets reliever Jesse Orosco! Bonus points for this picture featuring Ronnie in the high chair.
May 21, 2016
During the pre-game, Keith mentioned a conversation about Wilmer Flores that he and Gary had had earlier over their little meal prior to game time.
Gary: I really enjoy our little meals, Keith.
Keith: I do too!
What a moment! Brings a little tear to this man's eyes, I tell ya.
Would you believe that Keith Hernandez has a wide breadth of knowledge about French Impressionist painting? He surprised Gary with this line after Jacob deGrom caught Kirk Nieuwenhuis looking at a curveball for strike 3.
Keith: All those fastballs and he backdoored him. Paint! A little Degas on the outside corner.
Gary: That's very nice because most people go with Rembrandt but I'm very impressed with your Degas reference.
Keith proceeded to pull out all of his art knowledge. After Edgar Degas, he went on to mention how Camille Pissarro was one of the fathers of Impressionism and talked about some of the differences between Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in the late-1800's. Keith Hernandez: Renaissance Man!
In the top of the 3rd inning, SNY introduced a new segment called "Eddie Sez" featuring some new guy in the truck named Eddie. Here he is!
As Gary mentioned, Eddie is from a different generation than he and Keith, which means he has some different ideas about baseball. Okay, well this should be interesting...
Hmm, so Eddie would like to eliminate the postseason, leagues, and divisions? Not surprisingly, Gary and Keith were having none of this conversation.
Given the graphic up above has Eddie wearing a shirt touting the On Base Percentage formula and holding a copy of Moneyball, it would appear he's a fan of sabermetrics. If true, Eddie Sez has the potential to either be somewhat informative or very cringeworthy. Segment 1 was more the latter than the former.
We'll be sure to keep a watchful eye out for Eddie Sez moving forward.
Well, here's something you don't see often: there was a cow-milking contest in Anaheim! Dylan Bundy of the Orioles was the winner and he won...a cheese.
Keith (extremely seriously): How big a cheese?
That's right, two cheese references on TWISNY in mere days. Soak it in, folks!
May 22, 2016
It's time for Nitpicking with TWISNY!
In the bottom of the 4th inning, Yoenis Cespedes stepped up to the plate and SNY decided to toss up this graphic featuring Cespedes and the other National League home run leaders...
Well, the Orioles have only played in the American League since 1901, so we get why it might be confusing. This has been Nitpicking with TWISNY!
Thanks again go out to Chris McShane for always keeping an eye out!
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