Keith Hernandez vs. Philadelphia Phillies enter the next chapter.
The NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcast has added new graphics of his play excellent defense, with the cartoon version of Hernandez endorsing the "basic play." The bargain comes after Hernandez says he doesn't like watching the Phillies.
All the fun stuff, of course, but when the Mets go to the Citizens bank his park this weekend, Hernandez won't be in attendance due to his series off.
As he revealed on the controversial SNY broadcast last week, Hernandez told his boss that he hated playing Phillies games..
"They never seem to disappoint," Hernandez told SNY. "Over the years and now they're hot, I would love to see them, but basically, defensively, the Phillies have always been underhanded."
"He's a good baseball player and I respect his opinion. It doesn't mean we have to," manager Rob Thompson told reporters last week.
The Mets could be under some pressure in the NL East this weekend's series. Their lead in the division was cut to 3 1/2 games heading into Wednesday night, with two more games in Atlanta before moving to Philadelphia.