Hernandez ‘Dead Soldier’ Comments During Mets Game Draws Fire

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Hernandez ‘dead soldier’ comments: Broadcaster Keith Hernandez called a broken bat a “dead soldier” during a New York Mets game on Memorial Day.

“Well, folks. That is a dead soldier right there, folks, laying on that infield dirt,” said Hernandez, who broadcasts for WPIX-TV, according to the New York Times.

The bat was broken after Mets player Daniel Murphy shattered his bat on a groundout.

“We’ll address the matter with Keith. It was an honest mistake and a poor choice of words,” a spokesperson with the broadcaster told the Times.

Hernandez in 2006 also drew fire when speaking about a female member of the Padres training staff.

“I won’t say that women belong in the kitchen, but they don’t belong in the dugout. … You know I am only teasing. I love you gals out there — always have,” he said, according to Fox Sports.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.