WATCH: Did Keith Hernandez Really Break a Camera During an MLB Broadcast?
Former New York Mets’ first baseman Keith Hernandez was in the booth calling the ‘Amazins'’ game against the Washington Nationals on Monday when he may—or may not—have shattered his camera lens with a highlighter.
The retired slugger, famously [fictitiously] accused of spitting on Shea Stadium spectator Newman on the 1990s sitcom ‘Seinfeld’, was telling his audience about the “trouble” he had been having with the camera, as he waved his highlighter at its lens.
“We’ve had trouble all road trip with this camera…” he said on SNY during the seventh inning, accidentally tapping the lens slightly.
The lens’ glass appeared to shatter live on air, causing fellow announcer Gary Cohen to laugh heartily.
“You have insurance on this thing. That’s the best thing that’s happened all year,” Hernandez said.
But, another Mets beat reporter said on Twitter that the incident, though apparently plausible, was a special effect, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported.
The SNY broken camera is fake -- a special effect -- for those duped on Twitter. Kind of like the moon landing.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) September 13, 2016
“The SNY [network's] broken camera is a fake—a special effect,” Adam Rubin tweeted.
The Nationals went on to win at home 8-1.
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