Report: SNY punked by own employee
April, 2, 2011
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
Stewie Griffin was not happy with the Opening Day result for the Mets on an episode of Family Guy.
On the show, the diabolical baby Stewie Griffin says: “So far, Halloween is a bigger letdown than being a Mets fan.”
Shortly thereafter, there's a scene at a Mets game in which the broadcaster says: “Opening Day, and here’s the first pitch. ... And the season’s over.” Stewie, dressed as a Mets fan, is disgusted.
According to The New York Times, the only audio portion that made it onto the Mets' telecast was “Opening Day and here’s the first pitch."
Writes Richard Sandomir in the Times:
An employee of SNY, the Mets’ network, played a prank -- perhaps for April Fool’s Day -- after the Mets’ opening night loss to the Florida Marlins. The worker, whom SNY would not identify, inserted a few seconds from a 2010 “Family Guy” episode that made light of the Mets’ miseries. ... Andrew Fegyveresi, an SNY spokesman, said, “It was a very poor decision by an individual employee and the matter is being dealt with internally.” He would not say what position the person held or what sort of discipline would be imposed for the joke.