By: Michael Ganci

Petition Started to Get Gary Cohen on Radio for Playoffs


SNY does not own the rights to Mets baseball in the playoffs, so the popular team of Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling will not be together to call the games.

Most years in recent memory, Darling has been hired by TBS to provide analysis, as he widely known as one of the best in the game, but what happens to Gary and Keith? Hernandez will probably be more than happy to sit back on his recliner in the Hamptons and watch, but Cohen has been loyal to this team since he was hired in the late 1980s.

In 2006, Cohen was on WFAN to call the Endy Chavez catch as he made a guest appearance, and it seems like those who have created a petition, would like to see Cohen for the entirety of the Mets’ potential playoff run.

Here’s an excerpt from the petition, which in its infancy, has gathered 35 signatures as of 1 p.m.

If we get enough fans, signatures or just a loud enough voice, perhaps WWOR, SNY, the Wilpons and Josh Lewin himself will see to it that Gary Cohen gets to sit alongside Howie Rose for this 2015 playoff push and call the most important Mets games of the year. Who else would you rather hear describe a Cespedes HR or Familia save in game 7 of the World Series than Gary Cohen!?!

As much as I admire the creator Tim Intravia’s loyalty, Cohen will probably be limited to an occasional appearance on the station, if WOR 710 allows it. If the Mets replaced Lewin, it would seem unjust, because why does he have to sit through 162 games just to be booted during the best time of year? Maybe a three-man team could work?

Long story short, I expect this to gathered signatures, but it’s most likely going to fall on deaf ears. We’ll see. For more on the petition, check it out by clicking here.

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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  1. Mercedes Marcano

    September 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    he is one of the best.

    • Mercedes Marcano

      September 14, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      I think he will do great on the radio doing play by plays.

    • Tim intravia

      September 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks for writing this. Lewin shouldn’t get booted, but Howie and Gary have paid their dues and been calling games since long ago. Why should Cohen get the boot? He’s half the reason I watch mets games.

      • Michael Ganci

        September 14, 2015 at 1:36 pm

        Half the reason? That’s a bit high Tim! I think a three-man booth would be more than fair. Even if Gary is an additional analyst.

  2. Lorraine Dinanzio

    September 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    It just won’t be as good without Gary calling the game He is the best !

  3. James Haluska

    September 14, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Get it done!

  4. Todd M

    September 14, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Gary can do games when Josh is with the San Diego Chargers on the weekends. A three man booth would be great too. Howie and Gary back together again would be very entertaining.

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