The New York Mets will honor late broadcaster Ralph Kiner by wearing a uniform patch all season and having an on-field ceremony on opening day.
In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch a tribute to Ralph Kiner, the most bizarre Super Bowl commercial you didn’t see, Charles Barkley mangle Jonas Valanciunas name and was this Marshawn Lynch’s best pass reception all season?
Ralph Kiner was the Mets’ iteration of Phil Rizzuto, the former player and Hall-of-Famer who converted us more with his wisdom and charm and anecdotes than his chalkboard banter.
If you were a Mets fan growing up in the 1960s and 70s, let alone the 80s, 90s and into this century, you listened to the always informative, always amusing words of one Ralph Kiner.
Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way to the baseball Hall of Fame and then enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91.
First the guys take a call from a fella named Bobby, who is finding it harder and harder to watch the great Ralph Kiner (pictured) when he appears on Mets’ broadcasts from time-to-time.
Collusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”