Hugs are ok again and it is not football season

ESPN and former Baseball Tonight analyst Harold Reynolds have settled the wrongful termination suit brought on by Reynolds. Baseball fans were shocked when Harold was canned following a “brief and innocuous hug” with a female intern. The intern cried sexual harassment and Harold was terminated. But Harold got his money and more importantly, Harold got his moral victory for not backing down from his pro-hug stance.

“”This is a matter of principal. And I stood on principle and never wavered. “All of my goals were met, and now I look forward to concentrating on the game I love.” -Harold Reynolds on his victory.

Harold made it acceptable for grown men to watch the Little League World Series without having to tell their neighbors that they are prohibited by law from going near kids and schools. He also provided some great coverage during the College World Series. He was an above average second baseman throughout his career, named an All-Star twice and winning three Gold Gloves at second base, playing most of his career in Seattle. A great baseball mind, he now contributes to MLB.com.

Now, a semi-related ESPN note. I would love to see this settlement force minor cutbacks at ESPN, canceling NFL Live in the months of March through July. It is not football season, mini-camp holdouts don’t matter, and I would rather hear “Back back back!” than a repetitive series of “WOOOOOP!” out of Berman. I need a deux-deux-deux after highlights of huge runs by Detroit Lions tailback Aveion Cason…? OK fine, Devin Hester punt returns.

Reynolds, ESPN settle wrongful termination lawsuit (USATODAY.com)

Chris Berman Videos (Deadspin.com)

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2 Comments on “Hugs are ok again and it is not football season”

  1. Joel Says:

    I am happy that it worked out for him but people should respect the space and body of other and ask permission next time before he hugs someon.

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  2. […] know our undying love for two of our favorite black guys in baseball, Harold Reynolds, and Frank Thomas. Well, they both have jobs again.. and not illegitimate jobs like that stinkhole […]


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