Re: Nuxhall being FORCED out -- Channel 5 Reporting
This reeks of what happened at West Virginia University a few years ago. Jack Fleming had been the voice of the Mountaineers for over 40 years and, like Joe with the Reds, was an icon to fans. Jack had some health problems (a few mini-srokes), but had come back to do some basketball games. To most people, he seemed to be fine.
Then over the summer he was relieved of his duties and he didn't want to go. He had given his life to the University and earlier had been released from the Steeler's network for a younger man.
The same old stories came out. Jack was losing it. Jack was sick. Jack didn't have it anymore. They offered him a web position (for a guy who hadn't turned on a computer in his life). The same debate came up here. Younger folks thought Jack should just go away, not having the knack for tradition. Others raised holy heck. It did no good. Jack lived about 8 years doing that web page...and was very unhappy.
I certainly hope the Reds don't deal this hand to Joe. When you give the majority of your life to something, you deserve fair treatment.
And just because business does it, that doesn't mean it's right!
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."