A veteran press agent assesses the week in ballyhoo.
FAKE FEUD: Desperate for attention after ratings for last year’s duo of big butt (JLo) and big lips (Steven Tyler) began dropping faster than Justin Bieber’s voice, American Idol took a page from the WWE playbook and decided to stage what appeared to be a Read More
The Mets conflict The Observer. We want to love them, but they are forever out of reach, the real provenance of the beaten-down souls in blue and orange we joined Sunday night at the 92nd Street Y to unveil the Mets’ all-time team, position by position, for their 50th anniversary.
Mets fans do not radiate positivity, so our guard was up . These weren’t just fans. They were distinguished members of a social club from Flushing’s ash heaps, who aren’t going to smile for just anything. This team had two no-hitters in a week and sat a surprising three games above .500, yet were clearly on down-low gloom alert. They had gotten swept that very afternoon. But they still believe, and that is why they were here, to watch the presentation that will also air Thursday on SNY.
Last year, we explained all the reasons why the Mets had the best broadcast team in baseball. And here’s yet one more: during the Mets extra-inning win on Saturday afternoon, Keith Hernandez passed out during a commercial break. “I thought I would just get a little cat nap,” he said. Channel 11 helpfully Read More
On a recent Saturday night at Citi Field, the Mets were getting killed. Down 5-0 in the top of the 9th inning, they had only one base hit, and were about to drop their third straight to the Yankees. In those three games, they had been outscored 29-1.
Late-night heroics didn’t appear to be Read More
Former Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez has just sold his Midtown apartment for $2.1 million, according to deed-transfer records. The two bedroom pad–which had been listing for about a year at $2.495 million–is situated on a high floor in a luxury apartment building.
Of course, the gold glove star of the ’86 Read More
Keith Hernandez is alive and well and living on the East Side, but he hasn’t found anything that gets him going as much as playing baseball. Everybody in New York remembers the player he was as the New York Mets’ first baseman from 1983 to 1989. He was the kind of alert, intense, aggressive character Read More