Keith Hernandez: 'Dead Soldier' Comment on Broken Bat Strikes Out (Video)

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 01:27 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Sports broadcaster Keith Hernandez is in hot water with fans after using the term "dead soldier" to refer to a broken bat during Monday's Memorial Day game between the Mets and Yankees.

Hernandez made the ill-timed comment during the first inning of the game when Mets slugger Daniel Murphy shattered his bat and grounded out.

"Well, that is a dead soldier right there, folks, laying in that infield dirt," Hernandez said while calling the replay on SportsNet New York. "This is — ouch. That's what we call getting sawed off. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of. That happens."

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Hernandez's comment immediately caused backlash on Twitter.





"We'll address the matter with Keith. It was an honest mistake and a poor choice of words," a spokesman for SNY said.

Steve Hirdt, executive vice president of the Elias Sports Bureau, tried to explain the meaning behind Hernandez's gaffe.

"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,'" Hirdt told the New York Times.
 




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