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Everytime You Fire A Sports Commentator For Racially-Insentitve Remarks...

...an angel gets it wings.

Steve Lyons has been fired from Fox for a making a racially insensitive comment made during yesterday’s ALCS game regarding Lou Piniella according to The Baseball Journals via the Associated Press.

In the second inning of Friday’s game between Detroit and Oakland, Piniella talked about the success light-hitting A’s infielder Marco Scutaro had in the first round of the playoffs. Piniella said that slugger Frank Thomas and Eric Chavez needed to contribute, comparing Scutaro’s production to finding a "wallet on Friday" and hoping it happened again the next week.

Later, Piniella said the A’s needed Thomas to get "en fuego" — hot in Spanish — because he was currently "frio" — or cold. After Brennaman praised Piniella for being bilingual, Lyons spoke up.

Lyons said that Piniella was "hablaing Espanol" — butchering the conjugation for the word "to speak" — and added, "I still can’t find my wallet."

"I don’t understand him, and I don’t want to sit too close to him now," Lyons continued.
Fox executives told Lyons after the game he had been fired.


I can't say it holds too much water, and had it been an announcer I enjoyed listening to I'd probably be offended and upset. But in the world we live in, when 95% of the sports broadcasters we are forced to listen to are gawd awful...we'll get rid of them however we can.

By the way, does that baseball card say he was an IF-OF? They might as well have said "Last Guy On Roster."