ESPN The Rodent

By Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: September 19, 2011

Harold Reynolds

Harold Reynolds

OAKLAND, CA. (BASN)—Another example could be Harold Reynolds, former employee on ESPN Baseball Tonight, a man that has earned the respect of the fans because he is a knowledgeable man; He is an African American male that played professional baseball.

Reynolds had been broadcasting the College World Series for The Mouse for many years. During one of the semifinals, Reynolds made a statement that there were not many African American baseball players on college diamonds and that it troubled him.

Within that same year Reynolds was released by The Mouse, citing alleged sexual harassment by a female employee.

Reynolds has rebounded and works for the Major League Baseball Network teaching America the fundamentals of the game.

This drum beat continues, on ESPN2’s morning show, “1st and Ten”, with Skip Bayless and his guest. Bayless makes outlandish statements and his guest (foil) responds.

If the guest is Black and makes a logical, intelligent, and forthright answer, the guest would not be seen again on the show. But if he played the game with Bayless, they would be invited to return.

Bayless continues to disrespect LeBron James by calling him prince instead of king by which he is known. Bayless does not like Kobe Bryant either, calling him a selfish and self centered player.

Kobe has won four NBA Championships; Shaq also has four championship rings. Bayless has called Shaquille O’Neal lazy even though Shaq is one of the few centers in the League that has stayed relatively healthy for the majority of his career.

Mr. Bayless continued this kind of mindless banter in September of 2011. Calling Mr. Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, Bosh Spice. In reference too the female international British singing group, called, the Spice Girls. Mr. Bosh has politely told Mr. Bayless to stop because his family wanted to be respected and did not like the reference. Here again shows the lack of respect toward African American males

Bayless was also critical of Donovan McNabb, and Terrell Owens. He calls Chad Ochocinco Johnson an equal opportunity obliviator (a Bayless word). One question where is his criticisms toward white athletes or do they simply walk on water?

Bayless has also criticized Manny Ramirez, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Tejada, and Sammy Sosa for steroids use. All of these men are men of color. When was the last time Mr. Bayless criticized Mark McGwire?

Didn’t Mark also take an enhancing performance drug, Mr. Bayless?

The drum beat continues with the show called “Around the Horn” A show of competitive banter with four guests from different newspapers across the country.

However, anyone who watches the show one can perceived pattern. The African American guest wins showdowns only on Thursday or Friday. For fourteen straight weeks, this has happened with a few exceptions. What? Do Black quest become smarter on those days?

The drum beat marches on with “Pardon the Interruption” or PTI hosted by Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, an African American.

During the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Mr. Wilbon stated that he would not watch the remainder of the Women’s Finals after the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Russian bombshell Maria Sharapova lost in the quarterfinals.

Hold up, wait a second.

Did the Huntress and the Goddess Venus and Serena Williams play in the finals and did they also win the Doubles Championship, for the fifth time? How very discouraging, hearing this from an African American man.

It is incomprehensible how self hatred is imposed on Blacks by Blacks. With the help of ESPN The Mouse continues to exploit this attitude with their Black reporters. Making numerous jokes every week about African American athletes with their Sambo grins.

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