Mets broadcast disrupted by Keith Hernandez’s cat ’emergency’

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Keith Hernandez may be one of the most polarizing color commentators in Major League Baseball, but what happened during Wednesday night’s television broadcast of the New York Mets’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies could make even his fiercest critics feel a little bad for the man.

During the fourth inning of the Mets’ 8-4 victory, the sound of a wind chime ringtone could be heard from SNY’s broadcast booth. Play-by-play man Gary Cohen asked Hernandez the reason for the interruption.

It turned out to be a warning coming from Hernandez’s iPad.

“I had that… don’t go there. I could just … “Hernandez said, according to the New York Post. “I have a minor emergency at home, that’s it. All is well.”

The “minor emergency at home” included an urgent problem with his beloved cat, Haji, as Hernandez explained.