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Shaun Marcum calls out Mets TV announcers

Sep 14, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

Shaun Marcum AP

Shaun Marcum has a lot of spare time on his hands right now since he’s recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, so he took to Twitter early yesterday to criticize the Mets television announcers.

Marcum was apparently compelled to write after Ron Darling criticized Frank Francisco for hitting Jayson Werth with a pitch on Thursday. Here’s what Darling said on the SNY broadcast, courtesy of MetsBlog.

“Boy, that was obvious,” Ron Darling said during SNY’s broadcast. ”For you folks at home — and you hear me all the time say ‘That wasn’t intentional.’ Well, this one was intentional. I mean, that’s the silliest thing I’ve ever seen. Base open, behind in the count, nails him in the back. You know what that does? It gets one of your players hit in the next inning. Put [Francisco] up to bat next inning. These things aren’t forgotten, and if it’s not forgotten this season it won’t be next year, either.”

And here’s what Marcum had to say on his Twitter account:

Marcum went 1-10 with a 5.29 ERA in 10 starts and two relief appearances with the Mets prior to surgery in July. Darling, Gary Cohen, and Keith Hernandez are widely regarded as one of the best television crews in the business, so such overt criticism is odd and unexpected, but let’s just say that Marcum will not be picking up one of their bobbleheads.

  1. thebadguyswon - Sep 14, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Priceless coming from a complete shitbag like Marcum. That idiot couldn’t stand up to Darling on his best day.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Sep 14, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    So…two guys who spent more time in dugouts than Shaun Marcum has during their longer, more successful careers, don’t know what players tend to think in the dugout?

  3. maritime85 - Sep 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Wasnt a met for that long but gotta love hes sticking up for his teamates

  4. NatsLady - Sep 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Werth and Harper musta thought it was intentional because they both made pretty hard takeout slides on the SS (Ruben Tejada) in the next two plays. Now, of course you want to stop the double play, but there was definite, er, extra zing. Davey said, “My guys handled it appropriately,” or words to that effect.

  5. deep64blue - Sep 14, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I’m a Phillies fan but I love watching Mets broadcasts because that pair are top quality, Marcum is an idiot.

  6. rdav29 - Sep 14, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    He’s just angry because Keith Hernandez asked someone else to help him move.

  7. 950003cups - Sep 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Those guy be speaks of, who don’t know what goes through the heads of players, happen to have had success as players 20x more successful than Marcum would wishes he had

  8. badintent - Sep 15, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Marcum was a wanna be AAA pitcher for the Jays. Mr. Potential.Had one great game, just to justify his butt taking up space on the roster. Lots of small injuries too.

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