bronxblue

October 25th, 2009 at 10:00 PM ^

I never understood how he had a job in the first place - he was a mediocre GM for the Mets. Sure he has some insight, but nothing to write home about, and most of his analysis sounded like the canned responses you hear at press conferences. You hate to see his dirty laundry exposed like that to the rest of the world, but I don't think anyone will miss him on ESPN.

bronxblue

October 25th, 2009 at 10:45 PM ^

Sometimes he did provide good insight, but it just seemed that most of the time he knew quite a bit about the big teams and just of fudged his way with everyone else. Maybe that is just indicative of a ESPN-wide focus, but I was just unimpressed with his analysis when it didn't involve a team from New York, Boston, Chicago, or LA.

Topher

October 26th, 2009 at 9:33 AM ^

"Why should a guy get fired for having an affair? What the fuck's that got to do with his ability to be a good TV announcer guy?"

Well, when your psycho mistress reveals to the world details about your endowment and birthmarks, the TV audience can never look at you the same way again.

What's morbidly funny here is that he isn't even the first ESPN commentator to have a story about his wang enter the national conversation!

J. Lichty

October 26th, 2009 at 1:02 PM ^

he was a terrible announcer.

He lost it for me when he said that Denard Span (Twins) was not a good leadoff hitter.

Hmmmmmmmm, guy hits .300, gets on base nearly 40% of the the time; swipes over 20 bases and has decent xtra base power.

What more should he do to be a good leadoff hitter?