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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 04: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) New York Mets broadcaster Ron Darling prepares to work a game between the Mets and the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on June 04, 2019 in New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 9-3 in ten innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 04: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) New York Mets broadcaster Ron Darling prepares to work a game between the Mets and the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on June 04, 2019 in New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 9-3 in ten innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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)

New York Mets fans are spoiled with the best broadcast team in baseball. Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, and Steve Gelbs, along with the entire SNY crew, put together broadcasts that are entertaining and funny, yet also informative and educational. Even when the team is getting blown out or on a prolonged losing streak, fans watch the games to see Gary, Keith, Ron, and Steve.

Cohen is an amazing play-by-play caller. He has a sense of what moments matter most and calls them with childlike enthusiasm. He also expertly sets up Keith and Ron to talk about how they would handle certain situations based on their playing experience. Keith and Ron talk about hitting and pitching, respectively, with incredible detail and offer tremendous insight. Gelbs is an integral part of Mets broadcasts from the first base camera well, or wherever his stories take him, which can be anywhere.

Thanks to this mixture of wit, intuition, and storytelling, fans with differing levels of interest in baseball can enjoy Mets broadcasts. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s the baseball knowledge and history, the humor, or the wide range of stories that get told. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Mets fan who, after watching a Mets game, didn’t feel some sort of satisfaction.

Thank you to Shea Station for putting together a highlight video of some of the best booth moments this season, which was very helpful with this story! Let’s take a look at some of the top moments from Mets broadcasts in 2021.

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