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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Indians hire formerly imprisoned sportscaster

Sure…while Byron Shane “Oso Blanco” Chubbuck stirs in rot!

The Cleveland Indians are taking a chance on a sportscaster fresh out of prison for not paying taxes on gambling earnings.

SportsTime Ohio, a 24-hour TV network owned by the club, announced Tuesday that it has hired longtime local radio personality Bruce Drennan to host a weekday talk show entitled “All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan.”

Drennan was released from a federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va., on March 2 after serving a five-month sentence for tax fraud.

Repoz Posted: March 21, 2007 at 12:51 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Garth found his way to daylight Posted: March 21, 2007 at 01:58 AM (#2315072)
Good for him. We might make judgments about other people based on their criminal records, w/e, but it's nice to see someone proactively participating in public life after making a mistake.
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 21, 2007 at 02:26 AM (#2315082)
I'll be more impressed when they hire a latter day One-Eyed Connolly.
   3. Rough Carrigan Posted: March 21, 2007 at 02:44 AM (#2315090)
Oh wait. He wasn't imprisoned for the quality of his broadcasts. Damn. Looks like Don Orsillo skates again.
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 21, 2007 at 07:50 AM (#2315146)
I've never been a huge Drennan fan, but he's at the very least a better broadcaster than Matt Underwood.

So it's a start.
   5. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 21, 2007 at 07:56 AM (#2315147)
And, now that I think about it, SportsTime Ohio is pretty far from being a 24-hour TV network. They sign on around 4PM, go off the air around midnight.

IIRC, they were hinting at going 24 hours last summer but never did.
   6. HowardMegdal Posted: March 21, 2007 at 05:08 PM (#2315358)
If I got a TV show right out of prison for tax fraud, I don't think I'd want allusions to a quasi-legal institution like gambling. I think I'd call it "Filing Early with Howard Megdal." The title doesn't exactly scream "rehabilitated" to me.

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