"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Mr. Mex

“Everybody thinks, because you make a lot of money, that you have a lock on happiness. It’s not true…. I most fear boredom and loneliness, life after baseball. Life after baseball equals boredom and loneliness. I don’t want to be a 50-year-old guy sitting and drinking beer in some pickup bar with younger people. I’ve seen it. I don’t want to be that.”


Ever read Bill Nack’s terrific profile of Mex Hernandez for SI? From 1986.

It’s a good one.

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1 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 23, 2009 10:44 pm

He's Keith Hernandez..

2 Just Fair   ~  Nov 23, 2009 11:23 pm

[1] Who does this guy think he is? : )

3 Diane Firstman   ~  Nov 23, 2009 11:40 pm

Speak of the devil, he's going to be back in the SNY booth next year ....

4 unmoderated   ~  Nov 23, 2009 11:44 pm

He's up there for best sports star cameos on TV or film.

5 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 23, 2009 11:57 pm

[2] The Curb Your Enthusiasm finale last night was great. Larry "acting" as George just had us in hysterics. Hope there's an 8th season!

6 Just Fair   ~  Nov 24, 2009 12:22 am

[6] Yes. It was grand to see the gang back in action. My wife and I couldn't believe it was the season finale already. That's a shame. Here's to the 8th season. What else are they going to do but get richer? Time to go respect some wood.

7 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 24, 2009 1:01 am

I never read that article or knew the story. Blows my image of him as mr. self-confidence w the porn star stache. He was a colossus in his Mets era. as a Phillies fan, I have a natural antipathy for the mets and, for Hernandez's Cardinals, who were in the same division at the time. (I especially hated Ted Simmons). All that said, I love the Mets broadcast on SNY. Hernandez and Darling in that order. You can have Vin Scully. Give me that conversation.

8 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 24, 2009 4:40 am

I'll be honest. I still think all that money would make me damned happy.

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