It’s your favorite time of the week, Mets fans! That’s right, it’s This Week In SNY, your weekly look at all the goings on in the booth with Gary, Keith, Ron, and Steve. We’ve got quite a lineup for you today, even if some of it tastes disgusting. You’ll see what I mean later on. Let’s get started!
June 1, 2016
Look, up in the sky! A really loud plane flew over Citi Field and caught everyone’s attention, even the umpire!
So who was it flying so loudly over Citi Field?
Gary: We just got buzzed! What manner of aircraft was that?
Ronnie: Keith’s private plane. <laughter>
June 3, 2016
With Marcell Ozuna standing on deck, the SNY cameras found a star. It’s J-Lo’s ex-husband and friend of Carlos Beltran, pop star Marc Anthony!
Gary: Does he know it's nighttime and we’re in inside? We get on ballplayers sometimes for not wearing sunglasses on sunny days. What’s the deal there?
Ronnie: Gary, he’s a star. That’s kinda what you do.
Ronnie does know a thing or two about being a star, given his cameo roles in the films Shallow Hal and The Day After Tomorrow.
It’s time for Nitpicking With TWISNY! With one out in the bottom of the 7th and a runner at first, Noah Syndergaard coaxed a grounder to 2nd off the bat of Ichiro.
Neil Walker flipped to Asdrubal Cabrera for the 2nd out of the inning but they were unable to complete the double play given Ichiro’s speed, allowing the inning to continue.
With J.T. Realmuto up to the plate, take a look at the outs! Still 1 out according to SNY’s score bug, even though we all saw the 2nd out recorded. Now follow the pitch counter...
Four pitches and an Ichiro steal of second base later, still just one out! Keep following...
Another pitch later and still just 1 out! Follow a little longer...
THERE WE GO! It took 6 pitches and now the count to Realmuto is messed up but we’ve finally got that 2nd out recorded! This has been Nitpicking With TWISNY.
June 4, 2016
Let’s play a game of “Where’s Steve Gelbs?”
Gelbs is reporting up there somewhere in Marlins Park. Can you find him? Let us know if you found him in the comments below.
June 5, 2016
Time for the 2nd edition of SNY’s new feature “Eddie Sez”! Here’s Eddie, hanging in the truck with the whole crew.
Will this segment go any better than it did the first time around? Let’s find out!
Interesting point, Eddie. What do Gary and Ronnie think?
Gary: This is one that I happen to agree with!
Ronnie: Eddie, I’m with you! Maybe not down with the picture of you but I’m definitely with you and I think that’s why, Eddie, a lot of teams have what the Yankees are trying to do, what Kansas City are trying to do, is have three such talented pitchers at the end that it really doesn’t matter.
Hooray, good ideas rule the day!
June 7, 2016
During the first game of Tuesday’s brutal doubleheader in Pittsburgh, Ronnie got to try a “delicacy” that may somehow be worse than the results of those two games.
This thing is called the Cracker Jack and Mac Dog and it’s exactly what it sounds like it would be, a horrifying mixture of Cracker Jack, Macaroni & Cheese, and Jalapeño peppers on a hot dog.
Gary: Well, Ronnie, you got experience it first hand, the Cracker Jack and Mac Dog!
Ronnie: Yeah and I haven’t stopped coughing since.
Gary: I’d say it wasn’t a roaring success up here in the booth.
Ronnie: This is where it’s going, right here.
Ronnie: That was really one of the worst experiences I’ve had in quite some time. The 5 and a half ERA I had with the Oakland A’s in ‘95 wasn’t as bad as that.
Despite this, Gary wasn’t going to let Ronnie off the hook for his decision.
Gary: <laughs maniacally> Now, I will say, you willingly dug into it. It wasn’t as though this was forced on you!
Ronnie: I went to a place that I knew I shouldn’t have gone and, you know, I’ve gotta trust my instincts a little better.
In the end, we found out who the real perpetrator was in getting Ronnie to try the hot dog...
Ronnie: Listen, I love Steve, I love his reports and all he does but things that he likes are certainly not going to be things that I like.
You heard the man. Blame it all on Steve Gelbs, folks!
When the bottom of the 6th inning began, the Cracker Jack and Mac Hot Dog slander wasn’t finished. Gary decided to give it a try! His review?
Gary: That could’ve been one of the worst things I’ve ever tasted in my life.
Ronnie: And I’d even say this, it has nothing to do with anything but it was also ice cold.
But there’s a reason why it was ice cold. Gary pulled a George Costanza and took it out of the trash!
Adjacent to refuse IS refuse, Gary.
That’s all for this edition of TWISNY! Thanks again go out to Chris McShane for always keeping an eye out for us.
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