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Keith Hernandez Calls Broken Bat ‘A Dead Soldier’ On Memorial Day

SNY Says Mets TV Analyst Made 'An Honest Mistake'
Keith Hernandez (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Keith Hernandez (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — SportsNet New York says Mets television analyst Keith Hernandez made an “honest mistake” when he used the term “dead soldier” to describe a broken bat on Memorial Day.

The gaffe came early during Monday’s Subway Series matchup against the Yankees.

“Well, that is a dead soldier right there, folks, laying in that infield dirt,” Hernandez said while calling the replay of Mets hitter Daniel Murphy’s broken-bat groundout in the bottom of the first inning. “This is — ouch. That’s what we call getting sawed off. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of. That happens.”

An SNY spokesperson said the network would “address the matter with Keith.”

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“It was an honest mistake and a poor choice of words,” the spokesperson said, according to the New York Daily News.

Elias Sports Bureau executive vice president Steve Hirdt told the New York Times, “I would think that the phrase is of a piece with another colloquialism — the one by which broken bats that produce base hits are said to have ‘died a hero.’ ”

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