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ESPN Fires Harold Reynolds (and won't say why)
NY Post ^ | 7/25/06 | Andrew Marchand

Posted on 07/25/2006 5:09:22 AM PDT by The G Man

July 25, 2006 -- ESPN yesterday fired analyst Harold Reynolds from Baseball Tonight, sources told The Post. The reason was not immediately known.

"We are not going to comment," ESPN VP Josh Krulewitz said.

When asked how they are going to explain that Reynolds will never be on the air again, Krulewitz still declined comment.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; espn; haroldreynolds; reynolds
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Mmmmmmmkay ....
1 posted on 07/25/2006 5:09:27 AM PDT by The G Man
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To: The G Man

Harold Reynolds was always one of the "nice guys" in baseball. He was always active with charities and participated in a lot of civic events when he played 2B in Seattle. I was a big fan as a kid, watching him play many games in the Kingdome. He wasn't the most eloquent broadcaster, but I always enjoyed watching him on ESPN. I'm curious to see how this unfolds...


2 posted on 07/25/2006 5:14:16 AM PDT by highimpact
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To: The G Man

Weird.


3 posted on 07/25/2006 5:17:35 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (Loose lips sink ships and the NYT is the Bermuda triangle.)
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To: highimpact

Given the way ESPN sensationalizes sex, violence, and over the top behavior in general, it will be interesting to find out what exactly you have to do to get fired from ESPN ... say something nice about FOX Sports?


4 posted on 07/25/2006 5:19:03 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: highimpact

I always liked his broadcast style. He actually has some worthwhile commentary, unlike most other commentators.

This doesn't look good though. When the networks don't want to comment it's usually "just about sex." Where have I heard that before....


5 posted on 07/25/2006 5:19:30 AM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: The G Man

He must have refused the sexual advances of Peter Gammons.


6 posted on 07/25/2006 5:23:09 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: The G Man

Darn, he was easily the best of ESPN's baseball crew.


7 posted on 07/25/2006 5:23:24 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: The G Man

THe Yankees are signing him to play in the OF. ;-)


8 posted on 07/25/2006 5:23:27 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: Hatteras

Peter Gammons just had a stroke, dumbass.


9 posted on 07/25/2006 5:24:20 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: subterfuge

Of course it was some years back, but, a book I read covered some serious sexual harassment done by someone they kept on.In fact, he was the lead announcer for ABC/ESPN at the British Open this past weekend.


10 posted on 07/25/2006 5:24:51 AM PDT by John W
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To: highimpact

This is incredible. Reynolds was a thoughtful, well-spoken analyst who never ridiculed players or played the hero-worshiper. He will be missed.


11 posted on 07/25/2006 5:24:53 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: The G Man

But the good news is...I think they're keeping Erin Andrews!


12 posted on 07/25/2006 5:24:55 AM PDT by bowlalpo (Impeach Bush? If he doesn't go after the New York Times for their treason, he SHOULD be impeached!)
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To: Hatteras

um, you do realize that Peter Gammons suffered a brain anyuerism last month and is fighting for his life don't you?


13 posted on 07/25/2006 5:25:09 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: subterfuge

I bet it has something to do with a midget.


14 posted on 07/25/2006 5:25:47 AM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: commish

Just to be fair he is not fighting for his life. He is recovering at home now.


15 posted on 07/25/2006 5:27:49 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Straight Vermonter

Thanks. Last I had heard he was still hospitalized.


16 posted on 07/25/2006 5:28:44 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: John W

MIke Tirico? (sp)


17 posted on 07/25/2006 5:28:45 AM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: gaspar

I liked Reynolds. Just speculation here, but I have to wonder if Joe Morgan isn't somehow involved in this. I know fans have constantly said on the boards they preferred Reynolds on the game broadcasts over "holier than thou" Joe.


18 posted on 07/25/2006 5:30:46 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: The G Man

I will take Reynolds over Joe Morgan any day.

Question: How will this affect 'Fantasy League Baseball Analysis'?

Smile...


19 posted on 07/25/2006 5:31:08 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: highimpact
He wasn't the most eloquent broadcaster...

No... no he wasn't, but he did above average work and was paying attention to the game he was covering. Half the schmucks they got out there are too busy trying to be funny, flippant or up on the latest celebrity gossip.

20 posted on 07/25/2006 5:31:13 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: subterfuge

Yes.


21 posted on 07/25/2006 5:33:58 AM PDT by John W
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To: The G Man

Everything's fair game for the media... except when it involves themselves.

That is, of course, off limits.


22 posted on 07/25/2006 5:34:36 AM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: johnny7

There is nothing more boring or more pathetic than a sports guy who isn't funny trying to be.


23 posted on 07/25/2006 5:35:15 AM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: The G Man

To bad. He'll be picked up by some one else quickly. Unless he was sucking toes, then he will have to wait six months.

I enjoy his work.


24 posted on 07/25/2006 5:36:06 AM PDT by TankerKC (¿José puede usted ver?)
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To: The G Man

He must have been fired for some gross abuse of political correctness. It must have been so bad that the bosses acted before it could become public.

PC violations are just about the ONLY thing a tv personality CAN be fired for today.


25 posted on 07/25/2006 5:36:18 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Darn, he was easily the best of ESPN's baseball crew.

True, but I really enjoy the Jon Miller/Joe Morgan team.

26 posted on 07/25/2006 5:37:14 AM PDT by TankerKC (¿José puede usted ver?)
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To: highimpact

Wilbon, Jason Whitlock, John Saunders, and William Rhoden say that everything MUST be looked at in the perspective of race.

Any bets on how fast they play "The Race Card"?


27 posted on 07/25/2006 5:37:17 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: John W

Tirico?


Or Nick Faldo?


28 posted on 07/25/2006 5:37:33 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Tirico


29 posted on 07/25/2006 5:38:16 AM PDT by John W
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To: The G Man
Harold Reynolds one of the best I ever heard in my 68 years. But then ESPN is full of left-wing idiots so it is no surprise. Boycott ESPN.
30 posted on 07/25/2006 5:40:11 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: PurpleMan
Wilbon, Jason Whitlock, John Saunders, and William Rhoden say that everything MUST be looked at in the perspective of race.

Whitlock has a huge chip on his shoulder on race - to match his huge gut and butt. Rhoden can barely speak in complete sentences - how did he ever get a column in the NYT? Oh, never mind....

31 posted on 07/25/2006 5:40:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: The G Man

I heard he was on the juice.


32 posted on 07/25/2006 5:40:53 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: TankerKC

Yep, they make a great team.


33 posted on 07/25/2006 5:41:15 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: subterfuge
MIke Tirico? (sp)

From Canada. ESPN likes the Canadians.
34 posted on 07/25/2006 5:41:59 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

THat's what I heard. He tested positive for Folger's and ESPN had to let him go.


35 posted on 07/25/2006 5:43:22 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: PurpleMan
Wilbon, Jason Whitlock, John Saunders, and William Rhoden say that everything MUST be looked at in the perspective of race.

Wilbon is nowhere near as bad as the other three on your list.

36 posted on 07/25/2006 5:43:45 AM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: Straight Vermonter
recovering...

Well... I guess that's one way to put it.

37 posted on 07/25/2006 5:47:15 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: The G Man

Got caught making a campaign contribution to the GOP?


38 posted on 07/25/2006 5:48:07 AM PDT by pissant
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To: YOUGOTIT

Saunders is Canadian too....


39 posted on 07/25/2006 5:48:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: The G Man

The only reason they would not comment is there must be legal ramifications....


40 posted on 07/25/2006 5:49:37 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
The only reason they would not comment is there must be legal ramifications....

BINGO!

41 posted on 07/25/2006 5:52:05 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: johnny7

What is that supposed to mean? I have not read anywhere that he is expected to make anything less than a full recovery.


42 posted on 07/25/2006 5:52:22 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Rummyfan

"Rhoden can barely speak in complete sentences..."

Exactamundo.

Whenever he's on "The Sports Reporters" I find it...he just talks about thing and then, all of ... Once in a while he'll finish a sentance before he'll wander off onto some other somewhat related... and then someone else starts talking.


43 posted on 07/25/2006 5:53:24 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Krankor
I heard he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.
44 posted on 07/25/2006 5:55:57 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk
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To: Rummyfan

Yep.


45 posted on 07/25/2006 5:59:24 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: YOUGOTIT
Boycott ESPN.

As much as it ticks me off that they fired HR, I can't bring myself to do it. I need my daily fix.

46 posted on 07/25/2006 5:59:34 AM PDT by highimpact
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To: highimpact

They have not updated the website yet. Reynolds is still listed on the Baseball Tonight page.


47 posted on 07/25/2006 6:02:08 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: The G Man

bttt


48 posted on 07/25/2006 6:02:09 AM PDT by RayStacy
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To: TankerKC
True, but I really enjoy the Jon Miller/Joe Morgan team.

Jon Miller and Mr Rogers would make a great team!

The decline of the Orioles organization is directly traceable to letting Jon Miller leave for the Giants.

49 posted on 07/25/2006 6:03:34 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: The G Man

Man, I liked that guy too


50 posted on 07/25/2006 6:03:47 AM PDT by SShultz460
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