Nobody could confuse Hank Azaria with a real major league play by play announcer. But it was still a lot of fun to hear him don his most famous characters while he visited MLB Network’s “MLB Central” show earlier this week, riffing some play by play for some of the most famous moments in Mets history.
A lifelong Mets fans—and really, don’t the funniest people in the world all seem to be? What’s the deal with that?—Azaria infuses his calls with the wry, arch fatalism that characterizes the Mets fan base in general. So while his efforts here are not necessarily steeped in technical proficiency, they are, nevertheless, right on the money and funny as hell.
His entire six minute and thirty-three second segment is worth watching, but if you want to cut right to the chase, then go to the 4:48 mark and start watching there.