ALL OF BASEBALL SUFFERING OVER ESPN-REYNOLDS FLAP: Apparently an overly enthusiastic hug over a Bloomin’ Onion may be inhibiting MLB clubs from benefiting from the infinite baseball expertise of Harold Reynolds.
The SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER reports that Reynolds’ sex harrassment ensnarlment with ESPN is bogging down his possible return to baseball in an on-field capacity. Reynolds filed a wrong termination lawsuit against ESPN after he was canned nine months ago for sex-based improper conduct.
But the former Mariners second sacker sounds pretty confident about his chances with the lawsuit: “They’re arguing to keep everything as private as possible and we’re arguing to make it public. I still stand on what I said. I was wrongfully terminated. I didn’t do anything that deserved it and I’m out to prove it.
“I’ve met with every high-level executive in baseball and I think we’re getting ready for a breakthrough that might get me back in, but it would be nice to get this behind me and get things settled. ESPN is a big conglomerate. It’s a big monster and they have a big stake in baseball.“