With Jerry “Rello” Recco taking the day off to spend the day with his family, the one and only John Minko filled in this morning and provided his brand of sports updates all morning long, beginning just before 6:30 this morning.
Mr. Minko got things underway by playing a cut from Mets radio play-by-play man Wayne Hagin, describing the improbable ending and recounting the events that led to the Mets’ demise in Atlanta. We heard from two of the culprits, Francisco Rodriguez (who blew the save) and D.J. Carrasco, who balked home Diory Hernandez to end the game in the bottom of the 10th.
The Yankees played a day game in the Bronx against the Rangers and they also needed extra innings to decide things. But unlike the Mets, the Yankees found a way to win. The “way” was in the form of a run scoring single off the bat of Brett Gardner in the bottom of the 12th that plated Curtis Granderson.
Minko was rolling right along and almost made it through his first update with out any glaring errors and then he starting talking about the US Open and how Phil Mickelson’s tee-shot found water. I assume in an attempt to sound clever, Mink thought he would say H2O rather than water, only he screwed it up and Craig noticed. The update culminated with the first “uncomfortable Minko moment” of the day….