Watch: Carlin on Kiner's Korner

To watch the following clip of the late George Carlin appearing on Kiner’s Korner, click play below:

…carlin was an absolute comedic genius…r.i.p., mr. carlin…

…on a side note, i was never a fan of Ralph Kiner when i first starting watching Mets games…i know, that is sacrilege, but it was the truth, until i met the man at Mickey Mantle’s restaurant in 1989, when i was 11 years old…now, i love when he is in the both telling stories of the good ol’ days…

…hat tip to Neil Best’s Watchdog for the link…

…added to by Matthew Cerrone

…i, on the other hand, am a huge fan of carlin, and had no idea that he was a Mets fan…that only makes my memory of him now that much better…

Watch: Ed Kranepool and 'Yo La Tengo'

Ira Kaplan of the band Yo La Tengo recently interviewed original Met Ed Kranepool for his band’s website, which you can watch by clicking here.

In the interview, Kranepool relays an anecdote from the Mets inaugural 1962 season, which became the inspiration for the band’s name.

…as a big yo la fan, i have heard this story cited by a number of sources over the years, including Richie Ashburn, who played center field on the club, as well as Ralph Kiner, who was an announcer for WOR-TV at the time…

…anyhow, Kaplan’s Korner is a nice homage…not surprisingly, they are huge Mets fans, to boot…so check them out, if you haven’t already…

…thanks to Jessie for the link…