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Jays analyst Gregg Zaun fired by Sportsnet for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Company says it received complaints about former MLB catcher from multiple female employees

crict Posted: December 01, 2017 at 01:40 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: blue jays, inappropriate behavior

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   1. winnipegwhip Posted: December 01, 2017 at 03:37 PM (#5584375)
I had heard nothing of this and when I was asked by my barber this morning, "Did you hear about that Jays announcer Zaun being fired?", I immediately thought this would be the reason why. I drew the conclusion not based on any information other than what has been going on in the media and entertainment world in the last month.
   2. simon bedford Posted: December 01, 2017 at 03:53 PM (#5584395)
If this means more pat tabler, that's gonna sting.
   3. RJ in TO Posted: December 01, 2017 at 03:57 PM (#5584399)
It's more likely it means more Kevin Barker.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:03 PM (#5584410)
He would never have been fired for "inappropriate behaviour" in the U.S.
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:13 PM (#5584424)
It's more likely it means more Kevin Barker.

You shut your mouth!

Seriously, I hope the Jays can transition this into having Dan Shulman do a full slate of Jays games as the pbp guy, Buck Martinez as the colour guy, and move Pat Tabler into the studio with Jamie Campbell.
   6. RJ in TO Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:16 PM (#5584429)
I would actually like that setup. From the limited bits I've seen of him in that role, Tabler has done a good job as a studio guy.
   7. Omineca Greg Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:22 PM (#5584440)
If this means more pat tabler, that's gonna sting

Yeah, I like the guy well enough, but boy, he hasn't gotten any better at his job the entire time he's been doing it, which has been years...and he wasn't good in the first place.

Gregg Zaun was pretty bad at his job too. Every once in awhile he would say something insightful, and it would be both surprising (because it was so infrequently) and frustrating (if he had worked on that part of his craft, he might possibly have been good).

One of the ongoing jokes in my family is the "[BLANK 1] is the [BLANK 2] that didn't make it" construction, like, "Quinoa is the wheat that didn't make it" (say that to a hippie, they'll freak out) or "Husqvarna is the Stihl that didn't make it." (just a little chainsaw humour, guys) So now I get to say this here...

Gregg Zaun is the Don Cherry that didn't make it.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:28 PM (#5584444)
One night I found myself watching the Canadian broadcast (or is it "broadcaste"?) of the World Series and I believe it was Gregg Zaun that said "You should never pitch inside to Altuve because you never throw inside to guys with short arms."
   9. RJ in TO Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:34 PM (#5584452)
Also, this image is a nice summary of the Gregg Zaun experience.
   10. mathesond Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:42 PM (#5584457)
But who will be Sportsnet's baseball Manalyst now?
   11. Random Transaction Generator Posted: December 01, 2017 at 05:29 PM (#5584497)
I believe it was Gregg Zaun that said "You should never pitch inside to Altuve because you never throw inside to guys with short arms."


That was him.

They also had Joey Votto and Justin Morneau stop by and provide analysis. Justin was very dull but nice, and Votto occasionally let slip a glance at one of the other speakers that said "WTF did you just say?".
   12. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: December 01, 2017 at 07:26 PM (#5584544)
If this means more pat tabler, that's gonna sting.

he only hits on women with the bases loaded
   13. Jay Z Posted: December 01, 2017 at 09:38 PM (#5584591)
he only hits on women with the bases loaded


What about when the bags are loaded?
   14. Meatwad Posted: December 02, 2017 at 02:17 AM (#5584640)
or "Husqvarna is the Stihl that didn't make it." (just a little chainsaw humour, guys)

Is it bad that I got this without the link?

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