The New York Mets are an abject disaster this year.
Despite having the most expensive team in the history of the sport, the team waved the white flag prior to the trade deadline and officially punted on a season that began with World Series expectations.
As a result of the Mets’ remarkable (yet still predictable) implosion, I haven’t been tuning into many games this summer and therefore have had a glaring lack of Gary Cohen, the MLB’s best play-by-play man, in my life.
Luckily, though, the Baltimore Orioles’ stupidity is my gain, as their decision to suspend broadcaster Kevin Brown provided Cohen the opportunity to absolutely shred the organization in an instantly-viral rant.
“During a recent game at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg. Kevin, during his opening, talked about how the Royals had had trouble winning in the past at Tropicana Field, but that they were doing better this year,” Cohen began, explaining the situation that led to Brown’s suspension.
“That was really all he said. And for that, the Baltimore Orioles management decided to suspend Kevin Brown and let me just say one thing to Baltimore Orioles management. You draped yourself in humiliation when you fired John Miller and you’re doing it again. And if you don’t want Kevin Brown, there are 29 other teams who do.”
Cohen then laid down the hammer, telling the Orioles that they’ve made themselves a laughingstock.
“It’s a horrendous decision by the Orioles. I don’t know what they were thinking, but they’ve gotten exactly the reaction that they deserve. And it’s just a shame because the Orioles are playing so well and now they’ve diverted attention from that and now made themselves a laughingstock.”
Gary cutting a diss track for the ages pic.twitter.com/GGKY3ErOYZ
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) August 8, 2023
As Cohen mentions, the Orioles — who haven’t made the postseason since 2016 — are currently in first place in the AL East and have a three-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Mets, on the other hand, are ten games under .500 and 20 games out of first place in their division.