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Gary Cohen
Ben Reiter
April 03, 2006
After 17 years of providing candid play-by-play on radio, Cohen becomes the face of the Mets' new cable-TV network, SportsNet NY. Calling games as an employee of a team-owned network can be tricky, but Cohen promises he won't go soft. "I'm not sure why a network would want anything but announcers who tell the truth," he says. "It's not personal--it's just baseball."
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April 03, 2006

Gary Cohen

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After 17 years of providing candid play-by-play on radio, Cohen becomes the face of the Mets' new cable-TV network, SportsNet NY. Calling games as an employee of a team-owned network can be tricky, but Cohen promises he won't go soft. "I'm not sure why a network would want anything but announcers who tell the truth," he says. "It's not personal--it's just baseball."

Other clubs will be studying SportsNet NY (SI's parent company, Time Warner, is part owner)--and the Yankees-owned YES network--to see if it's a broadcast option worth exploring.

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