The Futility Infielder

A Baseball Journal by Jay Jaffe I'm a baseball fan living in New York City. In between long tirades about the New York Yankees and the national pastime in general, I'm a graphic designer.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

 

Reynolds Rap

Harold Reynolds is out at ESPN, fired after 11 years. If the rumors are true, the reasons may be rather unsavory. I bring this up not to dwell on the speculation, to fan the flames, or to mourn the passing of an era. Frankly, though I kind of enjoyed Reynolds' squeaky on-air persona (and his presence in some pretty entertaining promos), I found his analysis -- when it extended beyond the mechanics of playing -- pretty crap.

In fact, I stopped caring about the entire Baseball Tonight franchise the last time I endured one of Reynolds' rants a little more than two years ago, one about how overrated on-base percentage is. That rant spurred one of my all-time favorite posts here, called "The Flat Earth Society." So today I'm amused and surprised to find that said post currently ranks second on seach.msn.com for "harold reynolds fired" despite the fact that it has nothing to do with the current news cycle. Anyway, welcome to you readers coming here via that link; I hope you find reasons to stick around despite my crass exploitation of this little traffic bubble.

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