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SNY's Keith Hernandez didn't nap, doesn't want Bernie Carbo apology
Caught up with SNY's Keith Hernandez Wednesday regarding two matters I do not believe he previously had discussed publicly.
On Bernie Carbo telling ESPN he once tried to hire people to break Hernandez' arms in retaliation for testifying against him in a 1985 trial, but that he now would like to apologize to Hernandez for introducing him to cocaine:
"When that came out, it was news to me. It's 25 years ago. He doesn't owe me an apology, and I don't want to comment on it further. It's a long, long time ago. He doesn't owe me an apology."
On the widely distributed video of him allegedly taking a nap between innings of a May 8 game against the Giants:
"It was a little bit of a show that didn't turn out right. Looking back, I wish we wouldn't have done it. I wasn't asleep [during the action]. But we won’t make that mistake again. It was shtick. And that won’t happen again."
(UPDATE: It turns out Hernandez did discuss this matter with WFAN's Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts here last week.)