Skip to comments.ESPN Fires Harold Reynolds (and won't say why)
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 ...
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...
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?
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....
He must have refused the sexual advances of Peter Gammons.
Darn, he was easily the best of ESPN's baseball crew.
THe Yankees are signing him to play in the OF. ;-)
Peter Gammons just had a stroke, dumbass.
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.
This is incredible. Reynolds was a thoughtful, well-spoken analyst who never ridiculed players or played the hero-worshiper. He will be missed.
But the good news is...I think they're keeping Erin Andrews!
um, you do realize that Peter Gammons suffered a brain anyuerism last month and is fighting for his life don't you?
I bet it has something to do with a midget.
Just to be fair he is not fighting for his life. He is recovering at home now.
Thanks. Last I had heard he was still hospitalized.
MIke Tirico? (sp)
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.
I will take Reynolds over Joe Morgan any day.
Question: How will this affect 'Fantasy League Baseball Analysis'?
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.
Everything's fair game for the media... except when it involves themselves.
That is, of course, off limits.
There is nothing more boring or more pathetic than a sports guy who isn't funny trying to be.
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.
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.
True, but I really enjoy the Jon Miller/Joe Morgan team.
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"?
Or Nick Faldo?
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....
I heard he was on the juice.
Yep, they make a great team.
THat's what I heard. He tested positive for Folger's and ESPN had to let him go.
Wilbon is nowhere near as bad as the other three on your list.
Well... I guess that's one way to put it.
Got caught making a campaign contribution to the GOP?
Saunders is Canadian too....
The only reason they would not comment is there must be legal ramifications....
What is that supposed to mean? I have not read anywhere that he is expected to make anything less than a full recovery.
"Rhoden can barely speak in complete sentences..."
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.
As much as it ticks me off that they fired HR, I can't bring myself to do it. I need my daily fix.
They have not updated the website yet. Reynolds is still listed on the Baseball Tonight page.
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.
Man, I liked that guy too
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