Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Keith Hernandez, Burkhardt brave Braves' cheap seats
Philosophically, I have no problem with SNY's aggressive use of in-game reports from Kevin Burkhardt and willingness not to take itself too seriously.
(YES rarely goes to Kim Jones during a game and is less apt to yuk it up in the booth.)
Still, this kind of thing requires care, lest it tick off passionate fans.
So when Keith Hernandez kibitzed with Burkhardt in the last row of the stadium Tuesday mid-way through the nightcap of an endless, day-night doubleheader in Atlanta, it was fine with me, because I didn't much care who won the game.
But I could see a hard-core fan not being in the mood after watching his team get suffocated by Tom Glavine in the afternoon then trail 4-0 while Keith and Kevin were enjoying the breeze in the cheap seats.
Speaking of Bob Uecker . . . Did you see that shot of him in a swimsuit in SI last week? Yikes. I hate it when 73-year-olds look better shirtless than I do.