To spotlight the Chevy Youth Baseball program, which is entering its fourth year, SNY visited participating youth baseball teams and asked kids what they want to know about Gary Cohen:
Gary: I once saw Keith Hernandez each three ice cream bars in one two-hour plane flight.
Laura, Age: 7: How did you improve?
Gary: Practice, practice, practice.
Nico, Age: 9: Who is the biggest hitter on the team?
Gary: Lucas Duda.
Stephen, Age: 11: If you could commentate for any team besides the Mets, who would it be?
Gary: Probably the Jets. I’ve been a huge fan since I was younger than you.
Tyler, Age: 12: Did you think it was worth it to fire the Mets hitting coach, and why?
Gary: Sometimes it’s helpful for players to hear from a different voice, even if the message is the same.
Sebastian, Age: 12: How do the baseball players stay calm when they have 2 outs?
Gary: The hardest part about baseball is to understand you are going to fail most of the time. So all you can do is try your best.
Jack, Age: 12: Was it smart to release Jose Valverde?
Gary: Valverde really helped the young guys, but it was time to let those younger guys shine.
Maurice, Age: 10: Why is the Major League called the Major League?
Gary: Because it’s the best. Major, not minor.
Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between the New York Area Chevrolet Dealers and the communities they serve. The program provides assistance to 65 leagues by contributing over $100,000 in monetary and equipment donations.