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RON DARLING RUMORS & GOSSIP

SNY Mets’ broadcaster Ron Darling calls Toronto’s CN Tower “The Sky Needle”

If you’re going to open a broadcast by referencing local landmarks, you might want to make sure you have their names correct. As Sean Fitz-Gerald of The National Post notes, Sportsnet New York’s Ron Darling didn’t do that Wednesday, opening the call of Wednesday’s Mets’ game in Toronto against the Blue Jays with “You’ve got the Rogers Centre, you’ve got the Sky Needle...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets broadcast team celebrates 10 years together in the SNY booth

The 2015 New York Mets season will represent the 10th year together for SNY’s (SportsNet New York) broadcast trio of Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez. It’s an impressive run, one not typically seen on regional team broadcasts. The success is even more notable, considering how rare three-man booths are on sports television these days. But the SNY team makes it look...
Via Awful Announcing
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

Mets color commentator and pitching analyst, Ron Darling, will call seven of SNY’s sixteen televised spring training games starting next month (Newsday). Darling asked executive producer Curt Gowdy Jr. about the role, and he decided to give Darling a chance at it. “I wanted the versatility,” said Darling, an SNY analyst since 2006 and also Turner’s lead MLB analyst. “I...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Network is going all-out at the Winter Meetings

MLB Network will once again have a dominant presence at the Winter Meetings, beginning this Sunday in San Diego. The network will air 45 hours of live coverage over five days during the Meetings, including on-site editions of Hot Stove, Intentional Talk, MLB Now, and MLB Tonight. The coverage begins with MLB Tonight at 8 PM on Sunday. On Monday at 11 AM, the first of four straight...
Via Awful Announcing
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1991 Ron Darling

1991 LEAF RON DARLING I spent an idle post-holiday hour thumbing through a 3,000-count box of cards this past Sunday morning. It was a box of no special report, containing mostly early ’90s junk from a range of manufacturers, picked clean of any Jeter rookies or the like. But it can be so refreshing to spend time with a big brick of commons like this, as a quick portal back to...
Via Mets360.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Darling Is All For Mets Making A Mike Piazza Type Deal

Bob Raissman of the Daily News caught up with Ron Darling who is extremely optimistic about the Mets outlook for the second half and is as excited about broadcasting Mets games now as he’s been in many years. “Whether this all culminates in the postseason, I don’t know,” he said. “I do think there is going to be so much more positive than there has been the last few years...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Darling Regrets Not Reading Mets Loyalty Pledge Letter

In a harsh rebuke of the front office, New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro points out how the Mets vowed in the spring of 2013 that this was going to be the year they blew the dust off their wallets and jumped back into the game, act like they own a team based in New York City, not Oklahoma City. “And, you know: act like True New Yorkers.” The Mets, who are 1-6 since asking...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Darling on the Mets fan loyalty oath he signed: "I didn't read it."

Mets broadcaster Ron Darling joined WFAN's Joe & Evan to discuss that dopey New York Mets fan loyalty oath that he signed. Seems Darling (who said back in 1986 of the Mets crowd that showed up to games 1 and 2 of the World Series, "It's a wine sipping crowd, not our regular fans.") didn't read the letter before signing it. Ron went on to add, "It seems everything that comes out...
Via Bob's Blitz
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary, Keith and Ron: Those Voices In Our Heads

The Mets may not lead the league in many baseball categories, but they do excel in one area. The voices of the Mets SNY broadcast team; Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling, are the cream of the crop. All three were on top of their game in Steve Serby’s Q&A in the Sunday New York Post. Darling was also talking Met baseball this morning on WFAN. Darling was asked to...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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