Another Bro Behind ESPN Set Takes Off Shirt, Pours Soda On Himself

Just days after Clemson bro Davis Toney made himself America's Sweetheart by clowning David Pollack behind the College GameDay set, it appears the stunt has been co-opted by corporate culture scavengers as a Dr. Pepper-clad gent performed a similar feat behind John Kruk on ESPN's Baseball Tonight. » 10/23/13 11:52pm 10/23/13 11:52pm

Curt Schilling Is Now On Leave From ESPN

Well, now that Curt is being sued by Citizens Bank for the $2 million (and other costs) he borrowed as personal guarantor on behalf of his failed video game company, 38 Studios, he's probably due for some time to sort things out. ESPN does expect the Baseball Tonight analyst to return later this season, however. » 6/16/12 6:20pm 6/16/12 6:20pm

Ozzie Guillen Will Appear On Baseball Tonight Throughout The World…

It dawns on me that we could play a game with two tentpoles of recent Chicago White Sox squads. We'll call the game "Guillen OR Pierzynski." Said the White Sox drink rally beer during games to get themselves going? (Pierzynski.) Went on a profane tirade after the White Sox lost to Bruce fucking Chen? (Guillen.) Got… » 10/17/11 1:05pm 10/17/11 1:05pm

Rock Out With Your Box Out

ESPN once again begins its summer programming guaranteed to annoy and alienate most of its viewers, though this time instead of "Who's Now-ing" people into a self-mutilating rage, they'll induce copious amounts of ear blood. Awful Announcing points us to the latest in silly synergistic promotional attempts: "Baseball… » 6/13/08 4:30pm 6/13/08 4:30pm

Momma Werth Just Don't Know

The Slanch Report caught Orestes Destrade getting a little distracted during the replay of the Phillies-Brewers contest on Thursday's Baseball Tonight. The objet du distraction: Jayson Werth's mother,. » 4/27/08 3:45pm 4/27/08 3:45pm

Wade Boggs And His Mullet Appear On ESPN


For those of you who saw Wade Boggs on "Baseball Tonight" this weekend — the one ESPN show we never, ever miss — you are probably wondering the same thing The Sports Hernia was wondering: When's "Road House 3" coming out? » 4/14/08 6:00pm 4/14/08 6:00pm

Wade Boggs Doomed To Fail On Baseball Tonight


Wade Boggs, venerable hit machine and moustachioed gadabout, has always seemed to be an odd, shady guy. There was that messy affair with Margo Adams. Then he started popping up in hair plug commercials. Then he inducted WWE's Curt Henning into the Wrestling Hall of Fame last year. His boozing on road trips was other… » 4/10/08 6:10pm 4/10/08 6:10pm

Everywhere You Look, There Is Steve Phillips

After watching this Steve Phillips gimmick segment on "Baseball Tonight" last night, we await, with much dread, the attack of the Steve Phillips clone army. » 6/12/07 10:00am 6/12/07 10:00am

John Kruk, Straying Off Message

Anyone who has watched "Baseball Tonight" in the last few years, when it has transformed from an entertainingly wonky baseball fan's fever dream into yet another chapter in ESPN's ongoing "People Screaming At Each Other" novel, suspects that the "panelists" often make ridiculous claims on air just to have some sort of… » 5/09/07 3:45pm 5/09/07 3:45pm

Baseball Tonight Hijinks


We've become pretty addicted to Fire Joe Morgan, a hideously designed but riotously funny daily rip on ESPN's baseball coverage. Today's rant is on something we noticed as well: The awful, brain-dead banter about the AL Cy Young between analysts John Kruk and Harold Reynolds and anchor Karl Ravech on the GMC Diamond… » 8/09/05 3:19pm 8/09/05 3:19pm