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Mets: Best SNY booth antics from Gary, Keith, Ron, and Steve in 2020

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez present Ron Darling with the Arthur and Milton Richman "You Gotta Have Heart" Award during the 97th annual New York Baseball Writers' Dinner on January 25, 2020 Sheraton New York in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez present Ron Darling with the Arthur and Milton Richman "You Gotta Have Heart" Award during the 97th annual New York Baseball Writers' Dinner on January 25, 2020 Sheraton New York in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 11: Former New York Met and current tv broadcaster Ron Darling calls the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on August 11, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The return of “media guide musings”

The Mets have a habit of losing big to the Nationals at least once per year. A few years ago when this happened, in a 25-4 blowout loss, Cohen guided the fans through a rousing rendition of “media guide musings.” By reading a section of the Mets media guide on the air, he taught us all a little more about the intricate details of the 1969 World Series.

Well folks, fast forward to 2020 and the Mets found themselves getting smeared once again by the Nationals, this time in what became a 16-4 loss on August 10. Not to be outdone, Hernandez took the reins in the triumphant return of “media guide musings.” With Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” growing almost menacingly loud in the background, Hernandez steered us all through the story of the 1964 All-Star game at Shea Stadium.

It was, needless to say, a glorious moment in sports broadcasting.

What really took this bit over the edge was the fact that Hernandez, for some reason, began his storytelling with a pseudo-British accent and referred to Cohen as “old chap Gary.” With Darling struggling to stifle his giggles for the entire clip, and Cohen interrupting Hernandez halfway through his performance to remind him that the whole point of “media guide musings” was to actually read the media guide, a clunker of a game turned into a wonderfully entertaining evening.

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