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Keith Hernandez Angers Padres with Insensitive Remarks

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New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez ran his mouth. During the second inning of New York's 8-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Hernandez said that that women "don't belong in the dugout" after he spotted 33-year-old Kelly Calabrese, the Padres' massage therapist, in the dugout.

After hearing of Hernandez's statements, second hand, Padres manager Bruce Bochy stated that he was not amused by the comment and supports the female members of his training staff. He was surprised that the announcer made an issue of gender.

Hernandez also stated: "Who is the girl in the dugout, with the long hair? What's going on here? You have got to be kidding me. Only player personnel in the dugout. . . I won't say that women belong in the kitchen, but they don't belong in the dugout."

After these remarks, Hernandez then laughed and said: "You know I am only teasing. I love you gals out there -- always have."


Mon 04/24/06, 7:41 am EST



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