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Darling, Hernandez give Mets best broadcast team in baseball

Thanks to two outspoken former stars, the Mets have the best broadcasting team in the biz. Story

Updated: September 26, 2007, 3:31 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

He came along right out of a dream -- the tall, dashing, well-spoken former New York Mets right-hander with the Yale education and 136 major league victories under his belt. Ron Darling had even been something of a movie star, what with his gripping portrayal of Handsome Li'iBoy in the 2001 film "Shallow Hal."

So when he was hired by SNY (SportsNet New York) last year to serve as a color commentator on Mets broadcasts, one could assume the first-year network would simply wind Darling ...

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