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Old 07-25-2006, 10:11 PM   #16
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For the record, I am a big Harold Reynolds fan.

There are only two reasons for something like this, either he demanded too much money or he was a little too flirty with the staff.

From what I hear, it is the latter.
It could be, but ESPN has been known in the past to just decide they are not going to renew a guy's contract for no real reason.
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:34 PM   #17
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Well, when has ESPN ever posted info when someone is let go on their website?

Freakin' ESPN keeps giving me more and more reasons not to watch their programming any more. Harold Reynolds was pretty much the main reason to watch Baseball Tonight for me.

First David Aldridge now Harold Reynolds I guess when someone becomes too competent at their job ESPN finds a way to get rid of them.
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Just let me play devil's advocate for a second here.

What if Reynolds DID do something semiserious, sexually-harrassment-related or not? How do you think they should handle it? "Sorry, complainant, normally what happened would've been grounds for dismissal, but Reynolds is just too freakin' awesome to get rid of. So we will just keep warning him and fining him, or perhaps reassign you." Honestly, do you think ESPN wanted to get rid of a guy that had been with them for 11 years? He had to have done something pretty bad in all likelihood.

We know absolutely nothing about why he was fired, and we probably would get up in arms on his behalf if ESPN was spreading his dirty laundry (i.e., explaining the firing), yet we are going full bore against ESPN just because we like him, so it must be a crock? That's not really fair.
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:59 PM   #18
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Kevin, you make a good point. But lets say thats true and he did s'thing really bad... should't ESPN explain why he was fired? All we know is that one of their best guys was just dumped.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:18 AM   #19
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You're absolutely right Kev. I'll give HR the benefit of the doubt, but maybe he really isn't innocent.

ESPN has shown tenure doesn't necessarily mean job security. They fired Aldridge (creative differences) and Kellerman (money).
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Old 07-26-2006, 06:36 PM   #20
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Kevin, you make a good point. But lets say thats true and he did s'thing really bad... should't ESPN explain why he was fired? All we know is that one of their best guys was just dumped.
No, ESPN has no right to do that. Just as it is against the law for a perspective employer to ask you why you left your previous job


Yeah, Kevin you are right about that it was just a knee jerk reaction on my part.

But it sounds like the rumors are correct, but it sounds as though someone decided to make a mountain out of a mole hill:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_yl...v=ap&type=lgns
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:08 AM   #21
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I wasn't saying they HAVE to tell us... unfortuanelty people in show-biz do not get privacy. Something happens and the public wants to know.
I get fired... who cares? HR gets fired, people ask why?

But yeah, what' up with this "hug" crap???
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:10 PM   #22
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I sure liked Mr. Reynolds. I agree Joe "Mr. know it All" Morgan should have been canned.
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Sad very sad... They should have canned Steve Phillips.
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:48 AM   #24
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this sucks! HR and Kruk (and of course Gammons) are the best in their business IMO. They can't replace him... they will bring in Tino or Orel fulltime, but no way can they replace Renolds.
I was just casually checking this thread, when I read this.

Steve, you really thing Kruk is among the best at BBTN? I think Kruk is okay (most people seem to not like him; I'm lukewarm), but he's well below Gammons, Reynolds (RIP), Kurkjian or even Stark IMO. I like the fact that he and HR brought a player's perspective on things.
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John Kruk is the Micheal Irvin of BBTN. He is just there for the energy and personality he brings to the screen and little else.
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John Kruk is the Micheal Irvin of BBTN. He is just there for the energy and personality he brings to the screen and little else.
But without the pimp suit.
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But without the pimp suit.
Hahaha.

I've never been able to look at Kruk seriously in a suit... he always looks like he should have a t-shirt and baseball cap on, with maybe some chaw in his mouth
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You forgot the overalls....
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I was just casually checking this thread, when I read this.

Steve, you really thing Kruk is among the best at BBTN? I think Kruk is okay (most people seem to not like him; I'm lukewarm), but he's well below Gammons, Reynolds (RIP), Kurkjian or even Stark IMO. I like the fact that he and HR brought a player's perspective on things.
No one is better than Gammons IMO. But yeah, I really like Kruk and what he brings to the show. Also, I think he and HR have great chemistry.
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Harold Reynolds was my favorite person on Baseball Tonight. I'm going miss watching him.
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