From Most Valuable Player to Most Volatile Personality.
Ray Knight, the MVP of the Mets’ victorious 1986 World Series, will not return to pregame and postgame Nationals coverage for MASN, the Washington Post reported. Knight, who helped cover the Nationals since 2007, had been pulled off the network in mid-September after a verbal altercation with a MASN employee.
According to the report, the 65-year-old berated a member of the MASN production team in a curse-filled rant. It was unclear what the blow-up stemmed from.
Knight, who scored the winning run of Game 6 when the ball went through Bill Buckner’s legs, has had his share of run-ins in the past. He was arrested a year ago this month and charged with assault and battery for an altercation at his Virginia home with a 33-year-old.
Ray Knight was always a feisty guy and this isn’t the first time he’s gotten in trouble for his temper after retiring. But he was also a huge part of that ’86 team and it’s no coincidence the Mets haven’t won since they stupidly let Knight go after winning it all.