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Monday, May 26, 2008

Newsday: Best: Keith Hernandez rips ex-mate Gary Carter on air

Kid non-gracious Kid
You look so small you haven’t gone so quiet

Keith Hernandez ripped his former Mets teammate, Gary Carter, during yesterday’s game on Ch. 11, calling him “unconscious” after Carter openly campaigned for the managerial job currently occupied by Willie Randolph.

“I have great respect for Gary as a player,” said Hernandez, now a TV analyst. “He’s a Hall of Famer. When Johnny Bench left the game, he was the premier catcher in the National League.

“But that being said, and I’ve kept quiet for such a long time, but for the people out there listening, just go in the dictionary and look up ‘unconscious’ and you’ll find a picture of Gary Carter.

“I know that’s strong, but it just happens too many times and it’s just, you’re walking around unconscious.”

...Before Hernandez’s shot at Carter, play-by-play man Gary Cohen said: “Regardless of what happens, you can’t be any more indelicate or graceless than Gary Carter was in saying the things he said about being available to take over the job. I just cannot believe that Carter said what he said.”

Repoz Posted: May 26, 2008 at 01:59 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. David Wrightwing obstructionist Posted: May 26, 2008 at 02:22 PM (#2794509)
Are we sure he was talking about The Kid and not the Mets offense?
   2. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: May 26, 2008 at 02:30 PM (#2794512)
Maybe Keith should look up "unconscious" in the dictionary.
   3. Andere Richtingen Posted: May 26, 2008 at 04:11 PM (#2794545)
Maybe Keith should look up "unconscious" in the dictionary.

I was thinking that at first, but then he said:

“I know that’s strong, but it just happens too many times and it’s just, you’re walking around unconscious.”

It's an odd thing to say, but I think he actually meant it as the word is defined.
   4. CFiJ Posted: May 26, 2008 at 04:20 PM (#2794552)
I think Keith was looking for "oblivious", but when he couldn't recall it, went with it's second cousin, instead.
   5. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 26, 2008 at 04:27 PM (#2794557)
I thought Hernandez was going for "unconscionable."
   6. walt williams bobblehead Posted: May 26, 2008 at 04:29 PM (#2794558)
1 : not aware, as in "unconscious of having made a mistake"
   7. sweetswing Posted: May 26, 2008 at 05:09 PM (#2794570)
I think he meant "sphincter", but that already had a picture of Bench next to it.
   8. Halofan Posted: May 26, 2008 at 05:10 PM (#2794572)
And in all this, Cohen and HErnandez were being consciously delicate and not just calling Carter the scumbag that he is.
   9. Flynn Posted: May 26, 2008 at 05:25 PM (#2794577)
Jeff Pearlman's book on the Mets tends to paint Carter as a big giant phony. Say what you want about Hernandez but he tends to have a pretty strong BS meter. I have no doubt Carter grated on him as a player and what Carter said really grated on a lot of people.
   10. Freeballin' (Tales of Met Power) Posted: May 26, 2008 at 05:36 PM (#2794582)
Your mom is unconscious.
   11. Toolsy McClutch Posted: May 26, 2008 at 07:19 PM (#2794647)
He's hitting Js from all over the court? wtf?
   12. Prince Fielder In A Can Posted: May 26, 2008 at 09:32 PM (#2794700)
Say what you want about Hernandez

Cool! I've been waiting for this thread.

Hernandez is a self-indulgent prick who needs to be personally introduced to Michael Vick's dogs.
   13. Repoz Posted: May 26, 2008 at 09:45 PM (#2794705)
Hernandez is a self-indulgent prick who needs to be personally introduced to Michael Vick's dogs.

And he doesn't like Philly cheesesteaks! (although it looks otherwise)
   14. TerpNats Posted: May 26, 2008 at 11:44 PM (#2794810)
Carter has this Hillary Clinton-like tendency to say the wrong thing at just the wrong time and be completely oblivious to it.
Fixed.
   15. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: May 27, 2008 at 12:50 AM (#2794886)
Nice job, pretty boy!
   16. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: May 27, 2008 at 01:47 AM (#2794933)
Ahhh, but what is the PIE root for unconscious?
   17. Rusty Priske Posted: May 27, 2008 at 12:36 PM (#2795292)
"Tha' word... I do na thin' it means wha' you thin' it means."
   18. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: May 27, 2008 at 12:47 PM (#2795297)
I think Keith was looking for "oblivious", but when he couldn't recall it, went with it's second cousin, instead.

I don't think he means "unconscious" so much as he meant "un-conscious", as in not conscious of nuance. I think oblivious is probably too strong a word. I.e., I think Hernandez is using le mot juste.
   19. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2008 at 01:09 PM (#2795317)
I would love it if Carter's response to this was, "Ah, go snort some coke, Just-For-Men boy."

(That being said, I think Carter's being an ass. I'm just growing a little tired of Keith's righteousness in the booth, which I'm convinced has been negatively affected by Cohen.)

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