Has it really been two years since Harold Reynolds was jettisoned from the ESPN Star Destroyer? It's been a long, strange trip over that span — including many skirmishes with the WWL, and a coveted Deadspin SHOTY nomination with us — but now our man is finally back on national TV. TBS brought him on board as a studio analyst on Tuesday, and he'll make his debut on their All-Star Game selection show on Sunday. I hadn't realized how much I missed him until I heard the news. Hugs all around!
Reynolds joins Dennis Eckersley as the new TBS analysts, and both will serve fill-in roles for regular-season broadcasts, and are negotiating to join the newtork's post-season coverage. "[I feel] like everything is behind me now. I'm moving on, and a lot of doors are opening," Reynolds told USA Today. Well sure: Recently settling your $5 million wrongful termination lawsuit against ESPN will tend to do that. "I stood on principle and never wavered."
My favorite part of the Harold Reynolds saga? It's too hard to chose; although the fact that he hired a private detective to dig up stuff on ESPN still makes me smile. But those days are gone forever I'm afraid. Welcome back, HR. I was beginning to think that I'd have to start watching MLB.com.
Harold Reynolds Returns As TV Baseball Analyst [USA Today]