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SNY employee channels Family Guy, takes jab at Mets

Apr 3, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

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Note to current and future employees and interns of broadcasting companies: not everyone has a great barometer for sarcasm and parody.

According to this report from Adam Rubin of, a SportsNet New York (SNY) employee is in hot water for playing a Mets-mocking clip from the show Family Guy at the end of the club’s season-opening loss to the Marlins on Friday.

In the original Family Guy scene from which the clip was pulled, the always diabolical Stewie Griffin is attending a Mets game where a broadcaster gives this bit of play-by-play:

“Opening Day, and here’s the first pitch. … And the season’s over.”

The SNY employee cut the “season’s over” part when he relayed the clip Friday night after the Mets made their final out, but enough people caught the reference and SNY spokesman Andrew Fegyveresi released a statement about the incident on Saturday:

“It was a very poor decision by an individual employee and the matter is being dealt with internally.”

SNY is obviously in the business of catering to the Mets — not bashing them — but it seems like the kind of April Fool’s joke that can be easily laughed off. And probably is being laughed off internally. In fact, this video of the ordeal is being carried currently on SNY’s own Tumblr page:



Hey, and the Mets are only one game back in the National League East!

  1. aronmantoo - Apr 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    What’s the big deal? Everything is so politiclly incorrect these days. I wonder if anyone was offended? I wasn’t and I’m a huge (hit it yonder Jesse Gonder) Mets fan. To me this isn’t news worthy

  2. Glenn - Apr 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    If the Mets organization can’t laugh at itself, then it is in for an even longer year than is already in the cards.

  3. Old Gator - Apr 3, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    I’m surprised Stewie isn’t a Feelies or Beanbag fan this season. He seems to be averse to losers.

    Meanwhile, if anyone should be seething, it should be Feesh fans after the Keystone Kops performance they gave onfield against the Mutts last night and today. Rumors of Javier Vasquez returning undead to the Real Baseball League appear to have been seriously exaggerated – as was the concept of the “refurbished” boolpen or the notion that planting Omar Infante in the infield would somehow spread competence to his colleagues like some benign form of contagion.

    • cur68 - Apr 3, 2011 at 11:23 PM

      Well Gator, as we say while golfing “You’re only as good as your competition”. I called the Mets for last (sorry BC) and even the half asleep Marlins took em easy as anything. Look for the Marlins to be as good as who they’re playing and then just a bit better than them when they can manage it. I blame the Florida humidity and the mosquitos; enough to stun a chap and suck his blood & road games don’t change that. BTW was I right about your new catcher Mr. J. Buck, or what? That was some dinger he hit. Jays should never have let him go. Enjoy!

  4. derpdederpdederp - Apr 3, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    “Opening Day, and here’s the first pitch. … And the season’s over.”

    too bad the mets cant see the humour, and reality, of that. actually family guy may have been a bit generous with this joke as im pretty sure the mets season was more or less over once spring training ended

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