By: Michael Ganci

Petition Started to Bring Keith Hernandez Back to SNY

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Stop all the talk about Yoenis Cespedes. The Mets biggest unsigned commodity comes in the form of Keith Hernandez.

Hernandez, part of the world famous trio if Gary, Keith and Ron with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling, played for the Mets for seven seasons, batting .297 with a .387 OBP. He was also a gold-gloved caliber first baseman. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians, but that’s irrelevant as far as we’re concerned.

Keith is a fixture on SNY, and his brutal honesty and analysis is exactly what Mets’ fans enjoy. Sure, he combines humor and sometimes has an occasional brainfart, but that’s just Keith being Keith.

Hernandez won two 2010 New York Emmys. He won an individual award for Sports Analyst and as part of the SNY Mets broadcast team which won the “Live Sports Event: Series 2009 Mets: The Inaugural Year of Citi Field” award.

Now, there’s a petition to bring Keith back to SNY for 2016, which I think is the inevitable outcome here.

Here’s an excerpt from petition creator Brandon F. from Brooklyn:

For many of us, the excellent SNY broadcast team of Gary, Ron & Keith are a good portion of the reason we were able to tolerate the Mets through all those bad years. And seeing them come alive for this amazin’ 2015 season was a real treat. Keith’s off-color (and sometimes inappropriate) remarks, honest tone and made up lingo have been a fan favorite since he joined the broadcast team.

Please Keith, Please SNY. We will work on our “fundies”. We know Keith enjoys his home in the “Hampies” but we need him in the booth! Please sign and share so SNY and Keith knows we want them to #SIGNKEITH

For more information on the petition, click here.

Do you think the Mets should bring Hernandez back? Tell us in the comments section below.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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36 Comments

  1. Ron Davis

    December 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    count me in and i rather see him at first base then Duda

    • Bradford

      January 12, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Hell yeah! Bring back Keith I love his honesty and he has great chemistry with the other guys.

  2. Hoc

    December 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    BRING BACK KEITH!!!!!

  3. PAUL GURCZESKI

    December 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    KEITH IS THE BEST

  4. Kathy Corrente

    December 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Keith is great announcer along with Ron and Gary. He should definitely be resigned.

  5. Marty

    December 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Keith is a trenchant analyst of not only baseball, but our culture. He knows more about fielding than anyone I ever heard, as if he has immediate access to an encyclopedic situational analysis of anything that could happen on a baseball field. Mets announcers have long been the best part of being a Met fan. Watching the post-season without them felt dumbed down. Even when Ron was there he held back. I very much want them to bring back Keith. He is getting a little grumpy lately about “today’s game”, but with some anti-depressants he will be almost as great as Gary.

  6. David Farinick

    December 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I’d take all 3 together in a heartbeat . 3 of the greatest Mets players from the 80 s

    • jason

      December 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      cohen never played the game

  7. MIKE

    December 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    BRING BACK KEITH!!!!!

  8. Daniel Maldonado

    December 16, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    C’Mon Met’s Keith is New York he keeps it real.

  9. Janer Matrai

    December 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Keith is the best announcer, he is a keeper

  10. Brian

    December 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Bring back Keith! One third of the best announcing team in any sport!

  11. Bobby inzerillo

    December 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Keith is the best there is. If he’s not back that broadcast team becomes ordinary!

  12. Bobby inzerillo

    December 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Keith is awesome on sny. Without Keith that broadcast becomes just ordinary

  13. Lenny

    December 16, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Lifetime contract.

  14. Tony

    December 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Keith is the Man!

  15. Mary

    December 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Keith has to come back, he is so awesome!!! Cannot imagine watching a game without his commentary, may have to turn the volume off if he is gone

  16. Nina Scaringello

    December 16, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Keith’s commentary is prescient. He is knowledgeable and explains strategy and implementation of strategy very well. We MUST keep him on the air.

  17. Keith Ray

    December 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    SNY BRING BACK KEITH HERNANDEZ! !!! That should be a priority as big as the players on the field. He is a NY Icon!!!

  18. John

    December 16, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Bring Keith back – he’s awesome! and I think he should do a special “food” segment at each of the ballparks, highlighting the offerings and taste-testing live on the air.

  19. Carol

    December 17, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Absolutely he is one of the best in the booth. Please bring him back , those three are so good at what they do, would never want that to change!

  20. roger adragna

    December 17, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Keith makes SNY team the best. He is fun to listen to about his travels on the Long Island Expressway for Met fan on Long Island. He is someone Long Islanders can relate to, the biggest Met fan location. WE WANT KEITH.

  21. steven

    December 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    i would like keith hernandez to come back

  22. Jack DiGiorgio

    December 17, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    It is a MUST to have Keith, a true legend, back on SNY!!!

  23. Jack DiGiorgio

    December 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    It is a MUST to have Keith, a true legend, on SNY!!!!

  24. Steve

    December 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Keith is to the Mets what Jeith is to the Stones. It would not be the same without him. Sign Keith!

    • Steve

      December 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Typo! Keith style…

      That should read-

      What Keith is to the Stones!

  25. Bobby

    December 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Cmon don’t mess with the best trio chemistry in the booth business ..it’s a no-brainer!!

  26. Martin

    December 17, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Without Keith would be like eggs with no bacon! If he doesn’t get signed I definitely won’t be getting the MLB package in 2016!

  27. Mary Ann

    December 17, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Please please please come back Keith!

  28. don wardlow

    December 18, 2015 at 1:16 am

    I can’t imagine an SNY broadcast without Keith. Unthinkable.

  29. Gene

    December 18, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Deity Hernandez is the most knowledgable baseball broadcaster / analyst around. They have a terrific team in the booth, SNY should keep them together.

    • ANNE MARIE KOSTNER

      December 19, 2015 at 11:39 am

      KEITH MUST COME BACK KNOWS THE GAME KEEPS YOU INTERESTED IN GAME EVEN IF THEY ARE LOSING

      • ANNE MARIE KOSTNER

        December 19, 2015 at 11:41 am

        KEITH MUST COME BACK KNOWS THE GAME AND KEEPS YOU INTERESTED EVEN IF THEY ARE LOSING

  30. Ron

    January 2, 2016 at 12:49 am

    SNY Mets got to be kidding l! An off season that one can sleep thru and not no Keith the threesome in the booth is FANStastic!

  31. John Rotante

    January 12, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Bring back Keith, will be really pissed if SNY doesn’t bring him back.

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