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Connecticut Post: Coney Looking to Catch on with Mets

Edgy DC
Jul 05 2005 12:23 PM

First of all, who or what is The Connecticut Post?

Second of all, don't the Mets have a pretty packed booth already? Maybe Kiner is set to pack it in?

Story.

metirish
Jul 05 2005 12:28 PM

Saw the bit they are talking about, I'd love to see Cone in a pre/post game type of show, either way signing with the Mets a few years ago apparently burned his bridges with the MFY, if I recall Cone was not that upset about that.

soupcan
Jul 05 2005 12:30 PM
Re: Connecticut Post: Coney Looking to Catch on with Mets

Edgy DC wrote:
First of all, who or what is The Connecticut Post?


Nothing worth reading, that's what.

Willets Point
Jul 05 2005 12:32 PM

Connecticut Post is a Bridgeport newspaper. It's been around for a while. That's all I know about it. I grew up reading the Stamford Advocate.

cooby
Jul 05 2005 12:42 PM

Maybe they are coming up with an entirely new announcing staff...

MFS62
Jul 05 2005 01:01 PM

The Connecticut Post has a daily circulation of 249,000.
It isn't The Times, but not too shabby.

Later

Frayed Knot
Jul 05 2005 01:19 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jul 05 2005 02:02 PM

The speculation about Cone to the NYM booth made the rounds in many outlets last week when he was dropping into several booths to stump for a charity cause.
At least one of the papers further opined that it's unlikely that Seaver will be back as he's looking to dive more full-time into his wine business. And then there's always the speculation that Fran has long been a favorite of the Dolans at Cablevision and not necc the Wilpons so it's not a certainty that he'll be a part of the MESS network either.

Kiner's only working a couple of game per month now anyway. It's not like him "packing it in" is going to change anything.

Edgy DC
Jul 05 2005 01:28 PM

Cone would be interesting in that he's a lot like Hernandez -- a smart non-conformist (but not a tiresome self-conscisous rebel) with a jock's insider perspective and the brains to spell it out, but just jerky enough to say a few unprofessional things.

Seaver, of course, says nothing unprofessional, and in the long haul comes across jerkier.

Staying with the organization as a professional glad-hander would be an excellent role for Seaver.

Spacemans Bong
Jul 05 2005 02:00 PM

Connecticut Post was once the Bridgeport Post and a good paper. Then it tried to expand into Fairfield County and became crap.

soupcan
Jul 05 2005 02:04 PM

The Hartford Courant.

Now THAT's a Conneciticut paper!

Rockin' Doc
Jul 06 2005 11:52 PM

When I first saw the thread title, I thought Cone was acting like some punch drunk boxer that never knows when to hang it up and was looking for a tryout with the Mets. Whew, I'm glad it's just an announcing job. I think Cone could be an interesting addition to the broadcast booth.

MFS62
Jul 07 2005 06:57 AM

Rockin' Doc wrote:
I think Cone could be an interesting addition to the broadcast booth.


As long as they keep the cameras off him if he decides to do a remote report from the bullpen.

Later