The FUNNIES. And CLIFF. And, oh yeah, OCTOBER. Hellz yeah.
Did you know Cliff Floyd has a postseason blog? If you didn’t? CLIFF FLOYD has a postseason blog. Many thanks to Michael Norton for pointing it out! Let’s show Cliff the love. He’s had a tough year, but he’s still showing nothing but spirit and heart, and letting us fans share what superstition won’t allow me to say will be a fant*stic October. (Spit, spit on the Evil Eye.) Thanks for caring about us fans, Cliff!
But now for what I do best–recapping the funnies. I have the final game of the regular season on my DVR, but I haven’t yet gotten a chance to watch it. So here are the hilarious moments from Friday and Saturday’s games.
This? Is one of the funniest dugout moments I’ve seen perhaps all year. It’s David Wright imitating Shawn Green’s outfielding. HA. You’ve got click the link to see the video. The kid’s got a sense of humor.
After John Maine’s first big league hit (a double!), later heading home on Lo Duca’s RBI, the SNY team comments on the young pitcher’s running: Keith: "Pitter patter" Gary: "Twinkle Toes!" Keith: "Fred Asparagus."
On getting hit by foul balls: Keith: "When my wife got hammered in Atlanta–" Gary: "Do you want to rephrase that?"
On Mota pitching to Soriano, Ron Darling comments on Keith Hernandez’s telestrating: Ron: "Beautiful!" Keith: "I took mechanical drawing in my freshman year of high school. And I got a B."
On cell phones: Keith: "If I talk on the phone on an airplane, I talk in a low voice. I hate when people get on an airplane–’Hey Merv! How ya doin!? Guess where I’m going!?’ It’s just like, I don’t care where you’re going. Lower your voice.” A little later: “You know how much of a dinosaur I am? My kids would have hated me. If I didn’t get a divorce, and I had actually stayed there the whole time and raised those kids?” (Gary, Ron laughter) “They would have never—they would have never had a telephone in their room or a TV. They would have hated me.” Gary, Ron: But now they love you? Keith: “Well, of course.”
And, wah, at the top of the 9th, on Keith’s departure off to Florida and away from baseball commentating? Keith: “Gone. Adios amigos.” Gary: “I love when you speak Spanish.” Keith: “Vaya con dios. Hasta luego.”
Hasta luego, indeed. We’ll miss you Keith Hernandez! You have no filter between your brain and your mouth. And although it may get you into trouble sometimes? (Yeah, I could have done without the whole women-in-the-dugout moment.) I do love you for it.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS.
LET’S GO METS!