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    Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    I found this on the internet....

    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.

    Reynolds did not return calls.

    Reynolds, 45, had been with ESPN 11 years. He had been a fixture on the show, which is a gathering spot for baseball fans, players and team executives.

    The program already is dealing with the loss of information man Peter Gammons. Gammons is recovering from a brain aneurysm that occurred at the end of last month. The show's main analysts had been Reynolds, Gammons and John Kruk.

    In Gammons' absence, ex-Met GM Steve Phillips has played a bigger role on the show. The program uses several analysts, including Orel Hershiser, Tino Martinez and Jeff Brantley.

    Last night, host Karl Ravech was joined by Kruk and Phillips. Reynolds usually is on Monday nights.

    Reynolds was known for a smooth style that usually was player friendly. He never found himself in too much controversy for what he said on the air. In fact, ESPN was so high on him he was expected to stay with the network through its just signed eight-year deal with MLB.

    Now, after yesterday, Reynolds is no longer welcome in Bristol

    http://www.nypost.com/sports/espn_fi...w_marchand.htm

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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Wow....why would get rid of Reynolds and keep Kruk around?? Reynolds is one of the few analysts on ESPN that I can stand for more than 2 minutes.

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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Reynolds was known for a smooth style that usually was player friendly. He never found himself in too much controversy for what he said on the air.
    Perhaps he wasn't "outrageous" enough and it annoyed ESPN? Doubtful though. A shame, because there really isnt a whole bunch of Baseball tonight like shows for him to go to.

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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    That stinks... Reynolds will hook on somewhere. He's quality.
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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    I'll take Harold Reynolds every day and twice on Sunday.

    ESPN's baseball tonight is a shell of what it once was. John Kruk is un-informed, un-intellegent, and looks absolutely hideous in a shirt and tie. He's an embarrassment to the what professional broadcasting is left.

    My favorite Baseball Tonight memories involved Berman, Reynolds, and Soup Campbell. That was fun.

    Hey Castellini - get rid of the Creeper and put in Rey-Rey.

    Maybe they want Rob Dibble back.
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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Dave Campbell was very good.... i agree.

    Maybe HR got in trouble for something other than what he does/says on the show?

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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Wow - too bad. I know he wasn't perfect, but he was far and away my favorite person on the show.
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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Harold Reynolds was great IMO - ESPN's loss (as they descend further and further into becoming the sports version of E!).

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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    IMHO, You don't get fired in the middle of a contract in the middle of the season unless it is non-on air related.
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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Quote Originally Posted by letsgojunior
    Harold Reynolds was great IMO - ESPN's loss (as they descend further and further into becoming the sports version of E!).

    More like Tiger Beat.
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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Harold must have dun sumpin'
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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Yeah, I think Harold got caught with his hand in the cookie jar or something.

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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    It must have been pretty serious cause they have still have guys there who have done some stuff that would usually get you fired in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    It must have been pretty serious cause they have still have guys there who have done some stuff that would usually get you fired in a heartbeat.
    I have to agree.
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    Re: Harold Reynolds fired by ESPN....

    Well we shouldn't be spreading gossip. But I'm dying to find out the real story.


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