By Mike Steffanos
Apparently I wasn't the only one that was getting concerned about Keith Hernandez' unexplained absence from the booth for 6 games amidst wild rumors that he had been sacked for a trivial remark about Mike Piazza. I mentioned in yesterday's game wrap-up that Gary Cohen finally mentioned that Keith was on vacation and would be back today.
I've gotten a couple of e-mails and a lot of search engine lookups on Keith today, so I guess some people missed the news. He's back -- and I'll be looking forward to seeing if he gets
Deluca's Lo Duca's name right tonight.
In a way, I feel sort of foolish for losing any sleep over such a silly rumor, but, then again, I thought it was a silly rumor when I first heard about Kazmir for Zambrano. With this team, you honestly never know. In any case, I hope every little "controversy" gets resolved this easy in 2006.
SNY on Cable
Got a question from someone that lives near me and has Tele-Media cable about the chances of SNY being added soon. While I don't claim insider knowledge, we have been reading and hearing promising things, including what Lisa was told when she turned in our digital cable box. I stress, though, that you should keep calling your own company if you're in the same boat. You have to keep the pressure on.
Again, too, remember that even if you do as I did and cancel cable for satellite, be specific and make sure your company knows that their failure to add the Mets' network has cost them a customer. Satellite isn't an option for everyone, and it won't be right in Mets Nation until every fan can curse Victor Zambrano on his home tv set. Once again, here are a couple of web sites from those fighting their local cable monopoly:
If you're without SNY on your local system, and have a web site or on-line petition, let me know and I'll link to you.
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