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Yankees host Bob Lorenz charged with drunk driving

Feb 9, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

Bob Lorenz

Bob Lorenz, who hosts the Yankees’ pregame show on the YES Network was arrested and charged with drunk driving early yesterday morning. From the Associated Press:

Police say they found him slumped over the wheel of his car and when they woke him up he drove away slowly and nearly hit a utility pole. Officers say his speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol.

So, there’s that. Ugh.


  1. a125125125 - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Only one DUI? Wake me when this becomes a real issue.

    • El Bravo - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      I was wondering when there would be a player DUI similar to the onslaught of preseason DUIs last year. This lack of DUIs this year may be a precursor to the end of oblique injuries as well. I’m sure they are related in some cosmic way…

  2. uyf1950 - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Stick a fork in him he’s done.

  3. drewsylvania - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Fire him.

    • drewsylvania - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      Somebody LIKES DUI’s?

  4. Jonny 5 - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    It always amazes when a person drives so drunk that they can’t even make it home without falling asleep before they get there. How can a person not think this is wrong?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      Why have we heard so many stories like these in baseball now? What the flipping hell?

  5. deathmonkey41 - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Wow- he just completely blew any chance of becoming Josh Hamilton’s accountability partner.

    • El Bravo - Feb 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM

      well played

  6. drewzducks - Feb 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    And iIn a related story there was a Derek Jeter autographed baseball rolling around the passenger seat.

    • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Feb 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      Very nice

      • racksie - Feb 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM

        Highly inappropriate. And highly entertaining.

  7. banggbiskit - Feb 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Wow, this is surprising, Bob seemed like a pro’s pro and is a great commentator. This might cost him his job, i’d be surprised if he’s still around next season, this is a very serious charge.

  8. deathmonkey41 - Feb 9, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Didn’t the Cardinals bring back their guy after his second DUI?

    • paperlions - Feb 9, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      Fox Sports Mid-west did….I’m not clear exactly how much say the Cardinals have on Fox employees, but….probably more than none in this case.

    • antifreeze27 - Feb 9, 2012 at 10:01 PM

      Yeah but they told him he had to retire at the end of the year.

  9. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 9, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Dear MLB employees, and people of the world in general: STOP DRINKING AND DRIVING.

    Lorenz, Cabrera, all these guys could afford a damn cab ride from NYC to LA and back. There’s all sorts of ways these guys can get home. This is ridiculous and inexcusable.

    And on top of that, why drink to the point where you’re basically unconscious? That’s a problem, too.

  10. pisano - Feb 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Too bad, Lorenz is a good broadcaster and seems like a class guy. We’ve probably all driven with a little buzz at one time or another, but to pass out at the wheel suggest that Bob has a problem and should seek help. As my friend uyf1950 said ,”put a fork in him he’s done” this will probably cost him his job.

  11. protius - Feb 14, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    Let’s try a different perspective. He’s not Ron Washington with an illegal substance up his nose. He doesn’t manage a team; he only does team broadcasting duties.

    Now, if a team like the Texas Rangers can stand by their team manager, who has broken the law by using an illegal substance, then I’m sure the New York Yankees can stand by a team broadcaster who used a legal substance to excess.

    I think Bob Lorenz will make an apology, keep his job, and life will go on. In fact, I don’t think any of you will even remember this incident in September.

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