I’ve found myself watching Met games more often this season because I enjoy the company of their announcing team, especially Keith Hernandez. Ron Darling and Mex are smart, cultured guys as well as good baseball men. I don’t always enjoy the company of the Yankee announcers but I really like watching a game when David Cone is in the booth. (He’d be a scream paired with Mex, wouldn’t he?) He’s funny, has a student’s knowledge of baseball history, and is keen on the modern analytical part of the game, too.
Cone is what I liked most about last night’s game. Oh yeah, it helped that Brian McCann finally got a big hit, Chase Whitley pitched 7 innings and that the Yanks won, 4-2, but Cone is why I didn’t flip the channel.