SNY analyst Keith Hernandez put himself in a potentially awkward position by tutoring Daniel Murphy at first base, but most Mets fans are happy to have him sharing his expertise.
How much might he be able to help? Hernandez illustrated that during an exchange on "Mets Hot Stove" Thursday.
He explained that second basemen Tim Teufel and Wally Backman used to tip him off when a breaking ball or other off-speed pitch was coming, allowing him cheat toward the line in anticipation of a lefthanded batter being more likely to pull.
The signal simply was the second baseman saying "Keith" under his breath.
"I asked [Murphy] if [Luis] Castillo did that with him, and he said, 'No,'" Hernandez said.
"I said, 'Well, I think you're going to need to go have a talk with Luis and tell Luis that you need to know."
This ends the blogging week. Enjoy Yale at Colgate hockey on SNY at 7 p.m. Friday.