A pleasant good evening and welcome back from the All-Star break to This Week In SNY! We’re going to take you back to some of our favorite moments from the beginning of July, so buckle your seat belts and get ready for the best of Gary, Keith, Ron, and Steve!
July 4, 2016
Gary and Ron were involved in a discussion about the jobs of ballboys and batboys when Steve Gelbs cut in to talk about laundry and mistakenly addressed our favorite SNY play-by-play man as “Larry”, before correcting himself. After Steve’s spiel ended, Gary followed up on Steve’s mistake:
“Larry” Cohen: Hey Pete, were you up doing the laundry until 5 in the morning, too?
“Pete” Gelbs: I just might’ve been! Start just sending it to me as Pete and I’ll give you Larry for the rest of the season.
“Larry”: That’s the second time in a week now. I’m starting to get a little bit of a complex.
“Pete”: Well guys, it’s only been two and a half years now so give me a little bit of time.
As mentioned, Steve had already called Gary the wrong name a few days earlier but the first time he called him “Ronnie”. Gary, meanwhile, has stuck firmly with “Pete” for Steve.
So with all that in mind, here’s a photo of the updated booth featuring Larry (or Ronnie) Cohen and Pete Gelbs! We added a second Gelbs face for symmetry purposes.
July 5, 2016
It’s time for Nitpicking With TWISNY! We missed out on the nitpicks a couple of weeks back, so today we’re going to make up for it with TWO nitpicks from the same game! You’re welcome.
Our first nitpick is featured right at the top of the American League All-Stars roster that SNY shared:
Congrats to Salvy Perez's Italian cousin on his all-star nod pic.twitter.com/aj7hqLqbMJ— Ted Berg (@OGTedBerg) July 5, 2016
That’s right, it’s Salvadore Perez: the pizza-flipping brother of Royals’ catcher Sal Perez is shockingly getting the nod behind the plate for the AL.
Alright, everyone, sing it with me:
When the moon hits your eyes, like a big pizza pie
When the fans vote you in, to join Hosmer’s dumb grin
Hey, I think the look fits him pretty well.
Our second nitpick of the game comes in the 8th inning when Alejandro De Aza parked a solo home run against formerly untouchable Padres and now Marlins reliever Fernando Rodney.
It was a pretty unbelievable moment given the two seasons these players were having but come on, SNY. De Aza has TWO home runs! TWO! I know because I saw both of them and wished that there were more.
This has been Nitpicking With TWISNY.
July 7, 2016
What is this?
The SNY cameras focused in on this balloon flying out of the stadium in left field and Keith was a bit freaked out.
Keith: That balloon was reflecting off the lights and I thought it was a drone there for a minute.
Gary: They’re coming to get you, Keith.
Ronnie: That balloon’s moving like the baseball was the last half inning.
Keith: They won’t get me alive.
Be careful, Keith. They’re always watching.
At the plate, Bartolo Colon managed to work a full count against Lucas Giolito. This is important, of course, because Colon had never walked in his big league career to that point. So what happened?
DID HE DO IT?
Gary: He could’ve walked. But he chose not to. He says he doesn’t like to run.
Ronnie: You want your home run hitters trying to sometimes go out of the strike zone, Gary.
Gary: Gotta expand.
It sounds like Bart takes his advice from Jerry Seinfeld, who also would not run (against his high school rival Duncan Meyer in a race).
July 10, 2016
It’s the bottom of the 3rd, which means it’s time to check in with...Doug Williams! He’s with Edgardo Alfonzo talking about Mets Fantasy Camp. Fonzie looks pretty excited to be there.
Among the many fun perks of Mets Fantasy Camp, according to Fonzie:
- You get to go to Port St. Lucie, Florida (FUN!)
- You get to walk through the baseball fields where the Major Leaguers practice (FUN!)
- You get to go into the locker room where they dress themselves (FUN!)
Sounds like there’s a great time to be had at Mets Fantasy Camp changing in the locker room, walking on the field, and enjoying everything there is to enjoy around the exciting tourist destination that is Port St. Lucie with Edgardo Alfonzo!
In the top of the 4th inning, Gary and Keith got a little special delivery.
Gary: If it gets a little quiet in here over the next couple of innings or so, it’s because our friend Irene from Mama’s of Corona just dropped off an abundance of food.
Keith: Too much, really.
Gary: Their unbelievable turkey sandwich and the Italian Special, the cannoli’s and the cookies.
Keith: And these are mine.
Keith apparently swiped the cookies away from Gary but left the cannoli’s behind.
Gary: The cookies are yours? So you’re giving away the cannoli’s, is that what you’re saying? They have the chocolate cannoli’s and the regular cannoli’s.
Keith: I love these. What are these things called, neapolitan?
Keith: This is why I can’t lose this 10 pounds.
Gary: You’ve gotta wait until the offseason.
Hey, wait a second...what’s going on here:
Turn around, Gare! You’re getting your pocket picked. After saying he wanted the cookies all to himself, Keith is stealing Gary’s cannoli’s? Now that’s just not fair.
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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