As I write this, I'm watching the Mets-Cubs game at beautiful Wrigley Field. Well, not so beautiful today. It's freezing and miserable in Chicago.
Anyway, even though I hate the team, I love the Mets announcers, both Wayne Hagin and Howie Rose on the radio and Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez on the TV side.
Hernanez is kind of salty today, in a good way. I love his candidness.
Kevin Burkhart, the Mets roving reporter, did a report and said that Scott Cousins was upset that he injured Buster Posey in last night's Florida-San Fran game. Burkhart added that Cousins said he couldn't sleep last night.
Enter Hernandez (and I'm paraphrasing here), "Come on Kevin. It was a clean play. The catcher was blocking the plate. Stuff happens. Cousins couldn't sleep? Geez. I wouldn't have missed a minute of sleep."
Later he called Cubs pitcher a "bandwagoner" after he was mad at a missed play then happy at a subsequent double play.
After a shot of the Cubs announcers, Bob Brenley and Len Kasper, wearing wool Cubs hats in the press box, Hernandez said, "Can you imagine if we did that. We'd be roasted by Mushnick and Raissman (NY Post and NY Daily News media critics)."
Cohen added, "Roasted AND toasted."
If you haven't heard Hernandez you need to do so. I love his cranky, I don't care what I say, personality and attitude.
Hey, he can say what he wants, "He's Keith Hernandez!" (Seinfeld reference there!)