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    ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    Found this on the Washington Post's website

    ESPN Hires Frank Robinson As an Analyst
    Thursday, January 25, 2007; Page E02


    ESPN announced yesterday that it has hired former Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson as an analyst during spring training and the first two weeks of the season, part of the cable network's efforts to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African American to play in the majors.

    Frank Robinson, who found out earlier this month that the Nationals would not offer him a paying job, enjoyed a Hall of Fame career as a player before he became the sport's first black manager in 1975. He did not return a phone call seeking comment on his post yesterday.

    "He lived through the segregated society, was directly impacted by Jackie's heroism and was inspired to continue Jackie's legacy by breaking the manager barrier," ESPN coordinating producer Dave Roberts said in a statement. "Our fans will benefit from Frank's insight, anecdotes and history."

    ESPN said it would use Robinson, 71, as an in-studio analyst on several of its shows, including "SportsCenter," "Baseball Tonight" and "Cold Pizza" as well as on the ESPN news network. Robinson also will appear on some spring training game broadcasts and have roles on the radio and the network's Web site. His participation will end with Jackie Robinson Day, April 15 -- the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers

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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    I could see someone like the Reds improving with Robinson in some capacity within their organization.
    Last edited by harangatang; 01-24-2007 at 10:16 PM.

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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    The big Question is will Robby now have to learn a cathc phrase....
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8 View Post
    The big Question is will Robby now have to learn a cathc phrase....
    'That's not old school' [when seeing a highlight of Adam Dunn striking out, or Barry Bonds using his armor to lean in to a pitch]

    There is his catch phrase.

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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    Hmm, maybe we could trade Brantley back to ESPN for him.
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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Hmm, maybe we could trade Brantley back to ESPN for him.
    Well if Frank doesnt work out they could always replace him with either Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun or Dick Simpson. Hey it worked great once didnt it??
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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    "So, Frank, what do you think about the Nationals?"
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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8 View Post
    The big Question is will Robby now have to learn a cathc phrase....
    "He knows how to play baseball the right way" (or is that one taken?)
    Never overlook the obvious

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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    "He knows how to play baseball the right way" (or is that one taken?)
    Aparently by Wayne and Jerry
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    "I'm an old 70".

    Or whatever his actual age may be.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    I would love to see his comments on Angels manager, Mike Scoscia (sp?)

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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    Quote Originally Posted by GoGoWhiteSox View Post
    I would love to see his comments on Angels manager, Mike Scoscia (sp?)
    Frank has a lot of hate.
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    Re: ESPN Hires Frank Robinson

    This is gonna be ugly. I like how ESPN is celebrating Jackie Robinson, then letting Frank go after two weeks. Classy.


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