…as Fran Healy continues sticking pins into a 1987 Starting Lineup action figure of Keith.
Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez was reprimanded by the team’s television network for “inappropriate” remarks during a broadcast about a female member of San Diego’s training staff.
The former MVP first baseman said women “don’t belong in the dugout” when he spotted 33-year-old Kelly Calabrese (above), the Padres’ full-time massage therapist, high-fiving Mike Piazza in the dugout after he hit a home run during New York’s 8-1 victory Saturday in San Diego.
“Keith Hernandez made inappropriate comments regarding the presence of a female massage therapist of the San Diego Padres who was in the dugout,” SportsNet New York said in a statement Monday. “We immediately addressed the issue with Keith and reprimanded him, and he publicly apologized during Sunday’s game.”
Hernandez said Sunday that he was sorry if he offended anyone. He also said that baseball’s rulebook allowed only the head trainer and assistant trainer in the dugout.
But a Major League Baseball memo previously sent to all clubs said that in addition to the two trainers, one member of the conditioning staff was permitted in the dugout during games. After Hernandez’s remarks, MLB called the Padres and verified that, indeed, Calabrese was allowed.