The Mets are embarrassing in the field.
They’re even more embarrassing off it.
But one place they don’t suck: the broadcast booth, where Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling, a trio regularly lauded as the best in the business, reside, steering Mets fans through the sea of misery into which the front office has dropped them.
You know, the sort of misery that yields 25-4 losses to struggling divisional rivals.
Which is what happened last night.
The loss was the worst in franchise history.
Which is saying something, considering the Mets are owned by a family who blatantly can’t afford a baseball team.
The Nationals led 19-0 through five innings. They’re the 2nd team in MLB history to hold a team scoreless through five innings while scoring 19+ runs.
The Hartford Dark Blues led the New York Mutuals 21-0 through five on May 13, 1876.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 1, 2018
But Cohen, Hernandez, and Darling of SportsNet New York had the antidote to Mets fans’ frustration during the loss to the Nationals.
The Mets broadcast booth spent nine minutes in the top of the eighth inning reading verbatim from the team’s media guide, a new tradition, fondly remembering those rare days of Mets success — perhaps a subtle rebuke of the team’s present-day front office.
At least Mets fans have these guys. That is, until the team can no longer afford them.