Steve breaks out the tuxedo
As Mets fans know, GKR love to rag on Steve Gelbs. At one point this season, they were casually making fun of him for a shirt he was wearing during a broadcast. Gelbs, not one to be silenced, decided to have some fun and dressed up far above his pay grade for the next game. Instead of simply wearing a suit or a collared shirt with a tie, he broke out the fanciest possible ensemble: a tuxedo.
With the classical music playing ever louder, and GKR cackling at the sight of Gelbs in a tuxedo instead of the usual studio attire, I knew instantly while watching this live that it would become a beloved broadcast moment. GKR are perfectly capable of quality comedy all on their own, but Gelbs added his own tongue-in-cheek humor to the broadcast dynamic with this hilariously entertaining cutaway.
Keith learns about “PB&J”
On August 1, 2020, Keith Hernandez learned what the rest of us have known for our entire lives: “PB&J” stands for “peanut butter and jelly sandwich.” Cohen and Darling were incredulous at this revelation, which dominated their in-game chatter during what proved to be a forgettable Michael Wacha start against the Braves.
Just when Mets fans thought Hernandez might have updated his pop culture knowledge to include the 21st (or 20th) century, he proved us wrong. Hernandez is known for being “old school” about baseball, but I had no idea he was so old school about common lunch foods.
His incredible depth of baseball knowledge, and occasional lack of common knowledge, continues to delight the Flushing faithful each night on the Mets broadcast.