Fail: Watch Boomer & Carton mock that Yankees announcing fool John Sterling

Boomer & Carton break down John Sterling's horrific call of, with Martin Prado batting, Carlos Beltran stealing home and Chase Headley stealing 2nd base, followed by Headley also scoring. (Combined with a throwing error by third baseman Manny Machado and a throwing error by pitcher Bud Norris.)That's followed up by Jerry Recco joining Ron Darling by creating a new word...
Via Bob's Blitz
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Post charts out reason to can Mets batting coach Lamar Johnson AND Terry Collins

Late last week the Post's Mike Vaccaro showed why Mets manager Terry Collins must go. Today, colleague Phil Mushnick does (a lot) of leg work to point out why Terry must go...and that he should take Lamar Johnson with him.Thursday, as Gary Cohen and Ron Darling made clear early in SNY’s Mets-Nationals telecast, the Mets were facing one of the best control starters in the majors...
Via Bob's Blitz
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Darling longs for the days of private rehab sessions after Matt Harvey throws

We already knew how Ron Darling felt about the 'all-day coverage' of Matt Harvey throwing 20 pitches. Yesterday, after Harvey threw, Ron revisited the good old days of private rehab.Your browser does not support iframes.You may have heard about...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Darling was incredulous SNY promised stupid 'all day' coverage of Matt Harvey's mound session today

Matt Harvey threw 20 pitches from the side of the bullpen mound Friday afternoon at Citi Field. Today he's scheduled to throw 25 pitches off a mound at the team’s minor-league complex in Port St. Lucie. SNY TV had a promo during yesterday afternoon's Mets game in which they promised 'all day' coverage. Not noted in the W.B. Mason Post Game Extra programming was...
Via Bob's Blitz
24 days ago  |  Discuss

My “Piazza” Like Proposal

The All-Star break tends to bring about random optimistic thoughts as well as trade discussions that most likely can’t or won’t happen. So before any baseball gets started today, let me jump on the “why can’t we do this” train and propose a thought to everybody. I mean, heck, Ron Darling is even thinking we need to make a big blockbuster deal! I think everybody who wants...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 18, 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

Next week, Keith Hernandez battles Howie Rose

Oh yeah, this will be better than the Mets season...Thursday at 10:30 PM ET on SNY, Battle of the Broadcasters.SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, New York Jets and all things New York sports, has sought out to answer one of the most pressing questions among the fervent Mets fan base - Which broadcast team knows more about the Mets? Is it SNY led by the encyclopediac...
Via Bob's Blitz
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Has This Landed Yet?

And that’s all you need to know as the Mets lost to the Pirates 5-2. Juan Lagares returned and struck out twice. Bobby Abreu played left field in the hopes that the walls on that side aren’t quite as scary as the ones in right field. And the Mets couldn’t hit a guy who Ron Darling told us looks like Val Kilmer in Tombstone. And in the exclusive Metstradamus Minor League Report...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Fired Mets hitting coach takes shot at broadcasters

After an embarrassing 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, the New York Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and released veteran reliever Jose Valverde. Hudgens didn’t take his ouster easy, though – he lobbed some grenades at the team’s ownership and broadcasting crew on his way out the door. Newsday has the explosive quotes. “The naysayers, the guys who disapprove...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bigger douchejuice -- SNY hating Dave Hudgens or out of touch Curtis Granderson?

Mets fired batting coach Dave Hudgens and...he's glad he doesn't have to listen to Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling on SNY any longer. Makes sense.“The naysayers, the guys who disapprove of us, the guys who I listen to on TV all the time, those guys that know everything about the game, I’m just amazed at it,” Hudgens said. “What’s wrong with getting a good pitch...
Via Bob's Blitz
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Darling told Mike Francesa that he loved The 7 Line filling a Yankees section w/Mets fans

Ron Darling told Mike Francesa that he loved The 7 Line filling a Yankees section with Mets fans. And so did the Yanks...Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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May 16, 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...
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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...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Darling Signed #TrueNewYorkers Letter But Didn’t Even Read It

Over the past week or so the Mets organization has been widely panned, mocked, laughed at, pitied and the like for their new P.R. campaign of asking #TrueNewYorkers to sign a letter of loyalty to the Mets. One of original players to sign the letter was former Mets pitcher and SNY broadcaster Ron Darling who when he was being interviewed on WFAN by Joe Beningo and Evan Roberts revealed...
Via The Daily Stache
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets send fans 'loyalty letter' in a bid to boost attendance

Even when things are going pretty well for the New York Mets, the organization finds a way  to blame someone else for their problems and muck up the good time feel.Now, the Mets have interpreted the low attendance at Citi Field as a fan problem — not five straight losing seasons — and this is what they are asking of them: a loyalty oath.With the youthful, exciting Mets playing...
Via The Other Paper
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Twitter account (via Lenn Robins) rips own fans during Raptors loss

#Nets fans take note- this is what a playoff crowd sounds like..set your DVD and take notes #RAPTORSvNETS - LR— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) May 1, 2014The tweet was written by Lenn Robbins, a reporter for the Barclays Center. Lenn is only 54 years old which doesn't explain his use of DVD over DVR one little bit.And FWIW, Ron Darling was ripping 'wine sipping fans'...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets 'True New Yorkers' Promo Tweaks Empire

You gotta love the Mets—even though they stole the 1986 World Series from us. At least they have a heart—unlike the cold, soul-less automatons on 161st Street. To enhance the differences between the two ball clubs, the Mets have introduced a very cool promotion—True New Yorkers. An open letter from six legendary Mets—Doc Gooden, Cleon Jones, Keith Hernandez, Jerry Koosman...
Via FenwayNation
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Open Letter From Mets: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

By now, most of you should have received the email from the Mets, encouraging you to prove that you are “real” fans and to sign a pledge of support. The letter, which was signed and sent by Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, Cleon Jones, Ed Charles, Jerry Koosman, and Doc Gooden, read as follows: To True New Yorkers - The victory you earn is sweeter than the victory you’re given...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Swing And A Miss: Mets Send Letter To Fans Asking Them To Support The Team

David Puddy once said something that has resonated throughout history: “Hey man, I’m just trying to support the team.” Puddy was showing how much he was supporting his Devils as they played in the 1994 NHL Eastern Conference Finals on an episode of Seinfeld. The Mets on Tuesday evening sent a letter, signed by franchise legends Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, Cleon Jones, Ed...
Via The Daily Stache
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

Awful Announcing ranked all 30 major league baseball broadcasting teams and the San Francisco Giants took the top spot.   1) San Francisco Giants – 3.46 -Duane Kuiper (play by play) -Jon Miller (play by play) -Dave Flemming (play by play) -Mike Krukow (analyst) Most popular grade: A (74% of voters) Vin Scully and the Los Angeles Dodgers came in second, while the Baltimore Orioles...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets: Calm Down Mookie Wilson

Who You Calling A Hood Ornament?   Former Mets outfielder and probably fan favorite to many, Mookie Wilson is coming out with a tell-all book. (Because there’s so much to tell!) Of course it is filled with lots of things that caused a stir in the Mets organization including but not limited to, saying that this current regime doesn’t respect the 86′ Mets. Um, pretty sure Tim...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rate the local MLB announcers – NL East

The National League East is a division where people generally have strong opinions about the broadcast teams – and most of it isn’t positive. On the bright side, this division did give us our first viral announcing moment of the baseball season thanks to Keith Hernandez, a female fan, and her hot dog. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

AA Top 10: Favorite local MLB TV announcers

This week at Awful Announcing, we’re going to start a series where we’ll let you, the loyal AA readers, grade each and every local MLB broadcast team in the league. As an appetizer to the main course that will begin on Monday, I decided it would be a good idea to brainstorm my ten favorite MLB broadcasters on television, both color and play-by-play. This list is in alphabetical...
Via Awful Announcing
April 13, 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

#MetsTwitterBrackets Sweet 16

After the conclusion of the second half of the second round votes, we are all set for the Sweet 16 in the #MetsTwitterBrackets. In another shocker, the #16 seed in the Mets Blogs region Rising Apple, bounced the 8th seeded Read the Apple.  They will move on to face #4 seed Metsmerized Online, who took down the #5 seed,  The bottom half of the blogs region stayed...
Via The Daily Stache
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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