Posted by Sean Doyle, May 14, 2010Illustration by Adam Walko
Bernie "I played every game high" Carbo, wanted to have his old buddy Keith Hernandez's arms broken after The Keith outed him to the Feds as the man who first introduced T.K. to the white lady (Cocaine). This shocking confession was made by Carbo during an interview with ESPN's Outside The Lines which airs this Sunday.
Apparently the going rate for smashing up an All Star 1st basemen in the mid 80's was only about $2,000. "I knew some people, and I had $2,000, and I asked them to break his arms," said Carbo on Outside The Lines. So far The Keith has not responded in the press.
Here's the NY Post Article: '85 Plot to Sic Thugs on Keith.
Man, oh man...the Eighties were a wild era for the American pastime. Some of the iconic players of that decade ...Doc, Vida, Rock Raines, Willie, Straw, Carbo, etcetera all battled drug issues. Keith testified most bluntly when he said, "I consider cocaine the devil on this earth," before a grand jury. Even a die-hard Yankee fan such as myself can say thank God Keith cleaned up in 1983 and went on to become a NY Icon. Baseball in the Big Apple would have suffered greatly without the man and his mustache.