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Keith Hernandez ripped former Mets teammate Gary Carter, right, after the latter openly campaigned for Willie Randolph's job.According to a report in Newsday, Carter told Sirius Satellite Radio on Friday that he reached out to the Mets when he found out that Randolph's job might be in jeopardy. That didn't sit well with Hernandez. "I have great respect for Gary as a player," Hernandez said on Sunday's Mets television broadcast. "He's a Hall of Famer. When Johnny Bench left the game, he was the premier catcher in the National League. "But that being said, and I've kept quiet for such a long time, but for the people out there listening, just go in the dictionary and look up 'unconscious' and you'll find a picture of Gary Carter. I know that's strong, but it just happens too many times and it's just, you're walking around unconscious." Carter caught and Hernandez played first base on the Mets' 1986 World Series championship team. Carter sought to clarify his remarks Tuesday. "I have a job and I'm not trying to campaign" for the Mets' managerial job, Carter said in an interview on "Mike & Mike In The Morning." "I'd love the opportunity to get back to the big leagues as a coach or as a manager." • Listen: Carter talks on Mike & Mike
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.