During tonight’s telecast of the Mets/Dodgers NLDS Game 3, Fox’s Thom Brennaman introduced the gentleman above as Long Islander Stephen Teitelbaum. Teitelbaum, a Mets season ticket holder of more than two decades, was shown at Shea Stadium during Thursday’s Game 2, at which time Brennaman wondered aloud if the device Teitelbaum was sporting was some sort of video game or hi-tech binoculars.

As it turns out, Brennaman was later told Mr. Teitelbaum is sight-impaired. Tonight, Brennaman apologized profusely.

I think the broadcaster’s been had. This was the first public sighting of Von LMO all season long, and I can’t believe no one at Fox figured it out.

The Mets are up, 4-0 through 3 innings at Chavez Ravine. Cliff Floyd (above) appeared to strain something in his left leg while rounding second on Shawn Green’s 3rd inning RBI double, and he’s been replaced by Endy-Shernoff Chavez.

Trailing by 4 runs in a elimation game, Dodgers manager Grady Little allowed the ineffective Greg Maddux (4 runs, 7 hits allowed) to hit for himself in the last of the 3rd. Tim McCarver found the decision curious, and implied that Little has a problem pulling Hall Of Famers when the situation dictates. What could McCarver possibly be alluding to?

Giants owner Peter Magowan was recently quoted as saying if the Sultan Of Surly were to return to the Giants next season, the HR King In-Waiting “wouldn’t be the centerpiece of the puzzle.” Bonds’ agent had the following reply for SI.com’s Jon Heyman.

“This is a guy for whom a statue should be erected and a street named after him,” Jeff Borris said in response to the suggestion Bonds is a complementary player now. “‘That would be more befitting a player of his stature.”