Between the self-absorbed color commentary of their analyst, Keith Hernandez, and the occasional signal disruption, SNY gave Mets fans another reason to scour at their television screens last night. In case you were wondering, it wasn’t just the three-run homer by Ryan Spilborghs that put the Rockies up 4-3 in the bottom of the third inning.
During an in-game interview with Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey, in the top half of the inning, SNY beat reporter Kevin Burkhardt was so engulfed in conversation that he failed to acknowledge a two-run blast off the bat of David Wright that gave the Mets a 3-1 lead.
Random blackouts, scrambled reception, and blurry ball players have become the norm for the Mets flagship station. So much so that I have yet to see a game broadcasted without them. If the Mets are to continue their 2010 campaign, whether it is positive or negative, you would hope that fans would at least be able to witness it without technical interruption.
Fortunately for Mets fans, this Sunday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals will be shown on ESPN, another network. Perhaps the day off will allow for SNY to iron out some of the wrinkles they’ve had so far.