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J.P. Ricciardi joins the ESPN crew

Feb 24, 2010, 1:10 PM EST

Last month it was reported that former Blue Jays’ GM J.P. Ricciardi had signed on with a talent agency, looking to get a TV gig. They did a good job, it seems, as Ricciardi was just hired by ESPN to replace Steve Phillips as their GM-in-residence on “Baseball Tonight.”

I thought ESPN’s baseball coverage hit a low point when they had Phillips pretend to be a real GM and answer Buster Olney’s questions in a phony press conference five years ago.  With Ricciardi on the team, however, they can sink even further if they try. How? They can set him up in a phony press conference and have him lie to the phony reporter!

  1. Ben - Feb 24, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Great, now ESPN is making a habit of hiring the worst ex GM’s ever. Fun stuff. Good post.

  2. themarksmith - Feb 24, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Adam Dunn’s response remains complete apathy.

  3. BC - Feb 24, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Great, they dump Steve Phillips and bring this meathead in. Who’s next, Omar Minaya?

  4. Old Gator - Feb 24, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    At this point, it’s almost equivalent to Stephen Glass joining the sports section of the New York Post.

  5. michael standish - Feb 25, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    How about Dan Duquette? Which reminds me: Has anyone ever seen a picture of Mike Gimbel and Old Gator together? Just wondering…

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