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TSN has finally gotten to the story about Keith Hernandez. Hernandez, now a broadcaster for the Mets, took issue with the presence of Kelly Calabrese in the San Diego dugout, during a Mets-Padres game on Sunday. Calabrese, a female, serves as the Padres' massage therapist. Here are Hernandez' comments:

"Who is the girl in the dugout, with the long hair?" Hernandez said during the broadcast. "What's going on here? You have got to be kidding me. Only player personnel in the dugout."

Hernandez found out later in the broadcast that Calabrese has been with the Padres training staff since 2004, but stood by his comment that she didn't belong with the team during a game.

"I won't say that women belong in the kitchen, but they don't belong in the dugout," Hernandez said.

These lame comments were then followed by an even lamer apology attempt:

"You know I am only teasing. I love you gals out there - always have."

Nice one, Keith. Who calls them "gals"? I'm getting the impression that dude hung out at the Latin Quarter back in the day.

I suppose it could've been worse. He could've said Calabrese should stay, if only to clean the place up a bit.

3 responses to "Keith Hernandez to Elaine (and other chicks): "Get OUT!""

  1. What business does a massage therapist have in the dugout during a ball game? They should be in a training room. Why was Hasek ordered out of the Sens corridor? It's all to do with distractions? Smaller minds will make it a sex issue but it's not. If I were Hernandez, I'd clarify instead of wilting like a wimp, and retract that lame-ass apology.

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  2. I was wondering that myself about the massage therapist -- gender is irrelevant. Take that to the training room. As for Hasek -- if it was okay for Rob Ray, why wasn't it alright for Dom? If you're going to play double standards, it's best not to do it with your Stanley Cup-winning, future Hall-of-Famer, sensitive-as-all-hell No. 1 goalie. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. I'm just wondering why it's been alright in one instance, and not another.

    P.S. Awesome win tonight. No one gave Montreal a chance, and the 'Canes pompous fans thought that by drawing Montreal, it was practically a first-round bye.

    The Universal Cynic

  3. The different instances involved slightly different regimes. Ray may have been quieter behind Martin. I doubt it though, knowing Rob from back in high school days here, but Hasek looked to be yapping away and agitated in the one clip I saw him in the corridor. I can't see the no nonsense Murray putting up with it such a thing.

    Yes a Habs fan, I'm astounded so far to say the least!

    reality check