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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Driving to Work With Keith Hernandez, the Real Mr. Met - The New York Times

Some good stuff with Keith Hernandez.

He gets sabermetrics, the square-of-the-hypotenuse meets Einstein’s Theory of Fastball relativity stuff. Statistical analysis has revolutionized baseball, transforming young men who might otherwise be accountants. Mr. Alderson is a devotee and sometimes duels with Mr. Hernandez.

They talked once in the general manager’s office. Mr. Alderson laid out spread sheets of Mr. Hernandez’s at-bats on his desk.

“He says, ‘Keith, we’re just looking for hitters like you,’ ” Mr. Hernandez says. “I told him: ‘Sandy, I had a good eye but I didn’t go up there looking to walk. I swung the bat.’ ”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 30, 2015 at 06:25 AM | 38 comment(s)
  Beats: keith hernandez, mets

Thursday, September 24, 2015

30 for 30 Shorts: The Pittsburgh Drug Trials

Cocaine is a helluva drug.

Pittsburgh was the center of the sports world in 1979, home to the Super Bowl champion Steelers and the World Series champion Pirates. The Pirates and their rallying cry of “We Are Family” brought a renewed sense of pride to the city. But as it turned out, the family was dangerously dysfunctional, with many members succumbing to the temptation of cocaine and dragging baseball into a nationwide scandal. This film revisits that era and paints a picture of how, by 1985, easy drugs and fast nights brought the national pastime from the diamond to a federal courtroom.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Listen to Keith Hernandez losing his mind during Mets’ sloppy 18-inning win | For The Win

Keith Hernandez doesn’t like long games.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 21, 2015 at 11:46 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: keith hernandez, mets

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Keith Hernandez says he still makes $3,000 a year from ‘Seinfeld’ royalties

He’s got money. Why doesn’t he just pay a mover?

Elvis Posted: June 16, 2015 at 04:34 PM | 129 comment(s)
  Beats: keith hernandez, mets, seinfeld, tv



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