Monday, May 7, 2007
You may or may not have caught John Kruk’s act on Baseball Tonight last week. In a Q/A session with the other hosts, Kruk answered “the Pirates” when asked “who will be leading the NL Central at the end of the month?” Whatever, just another ESPN guy trying to look smart if it actually comes true. Big deal, right? Wrong. A couple days later, Kruky was on “The D-List” radio show here in Madison (it might also be on in Milwaukee, not sure) to discuss his pick. Kruk admitted that he really wanted to pick Milwaukee as his answer. Apparently, the ESPN brass tried to stiff arm him into saying he thought the Yankees would be leading the AL East by June. Kruk refused, so they made him make one bold selection, thus the Pirates pick. And this was all admitted on the radio by Kruk!
You can’t tell me this doesn’t happen all the time. Sure, stirring up the pot for ratings sake is good for business. But why have ex players and coaches on if they can’t say what they really believe? Why not just have a bunch of 3 Wingos and John Andersons on there and say a bunch of nonsense? I grew up watching ESPN about 23 hours of the day, now I would rather slam my johnson with a sledgehammer than watch one hour of BooYahCenter. Bringing back Harold Reynolds would help…even if he likes to make inappropriate hugs at local Outback Steakhouses…..allegedly.
Posted by Brad at 12:06 PM