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Fox baseball analyst fired after umpteenth dopey remark

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 15th 2006 12:36AM
Steve LyonsOn Fox's baseball broadcasts, analyst Steve "Psycho" Lyons has always acted like a bit of a dipweed. You know what I'm talking about: he'd rather make a dumb joke at someone's expense than, you know, analyze the baseball game. Now an offhanded remark about fellow analyst Lou Piniella made during Friday's Game 3 of the ALCS has gotten Lyons fired from Fox Sports.

According to The New York Times, Lyons tried to continue on a line about "trying to find a wallet" that Pinella mentioned earlier in the game; when Piniella spoke a line in Spanish, Lyons said, "Lou's habla'ing some Español there, and I'm still looking for my wallet. I don't understand him and I don't want to sit close to him now." Fox fired him right after the game and replaced him for the rest of the series (which turned out to be only one game, as the Tigers swept the A's) by radio analyst Jose Mota.

This isn't his first offense; Fox suspended him in 2004 for a juvenile remark about then-Dodger outfielder Shawn Green's Jewish upbringing. Lyons' contract was expiring, so he probably wouldn't have been asked back after this season, anyway.

Now we just need to get Joe Morgan to say something inappropriate, and we'll be in good shape.

[via Deadspin]

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