Keith Hernandez makes completely inappropriate comment for Memorial Day

  • David Whitlock

On a day that Major League Baseball does nearly universally right, New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez raised eyebrows with an ill-timed at best, and insulting at worst comment with regard to a broken bat.  During the bottom of the first inning at Citi Field in Flushing, Hernandez referenced a broken bat from David Murphy as a “dead soldier”.  Really? On Memorial Day?  Watch (courtesy of

I honestly think it was a brain cramp by the former NL MVP, batting champ, and 5-time All Star.  It’s a common phrase, used all the time.  But way out of place on Memorial Day, and all those who lost loved ones in wars of today and the past are due an apology.

– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

One Response to Keith Hernandez makes completely inappropriate comment for Memorial Day

  • Due an apology for what??? Stop with the damn whining and being offended.. He meant NOTHING by it!!!!!!

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