Mets SP Marcum rips team announcers

New York Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum has a lot of free time these days. The 31-year old right-hander is out for the season and recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

Early Friday morning, Marcum took to Twitter to criticize Mets announcers Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez for comments made on a recent broadcast about teammate Frank Francisco plunking the Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth.

Here's what Darling said on the air, via MetsBlog:

“Boy, that was obvious. For you folks at home -- and you hear me all the time say ‘That wasn’t intentional.’ Well, this one was intentional. I mean, that’s the silliest thing I’ve ever seen. Base open, behind in the count, nails him in the back. You know what that does? It gets one of your players hit in the next inning. Put [Francisco] up to bat next inning. These things aren’t forgotten, and if it’s not forgotten this season it won’t be next year, either.”

Marcum fired back.

But he wasn't done there.

You know what they say: Idle hands are the devil's playground. Note the timestamps on Marcum's tweets, too. 

Not that he has any baseball games to wake up for, but if you're blowing off steam on Twitter at 4 a.m., it's time to get a hobby.

[via Hardball Talk]

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