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This is the archive for October 2009

Another graduate of the ESPN School of Interoffice Relationships

Apparently the "appropriate interactions with co-workers" section of the Disney employee manual doesn't get read much at ESPN. We've seen Harold Reynolds and his version of "let's hug it out, bitch", Sean Salisbury displaying his shortcomings via cell phone, and now we can add former Mets GM and (for-the-moment) current Baseball Tonight moron commentator Steve Phillips to the list.

Once again proving his complete ineptitude at judging character, Phillips had a brief affair with an ESPN production assistant--who turned out to be a psycho chick a la Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction". She's made threatening calls to his wife, tried to pose as a high-school student in order to get in touch with his son, and crashed her car trying to avoid being caught after leaving a letter at his house bragging about the affair. No word as to whether or not any animals have been harmed in the process.

Way to go, Steve; three weeks of summer love have now cost you your home, your marriage and possibly your job. On the bright side, your reputation for being an idiot remains intact.

UPDATE: I called it--on Sunday, Oct.25, ESPN announced that Phillips is no longer working for them. “His ability to be an effective representative for ESPN has been significantly and irreparably damaged, and it became evident it was time to part ways.” Lessons learned:

1. Apparently being a moron is considered an effective way to represent ESPN, as long as you don't screw the help.
2. You embarrass The Mouse, you're dead in the water.

Expect to see Phillips pop up on FoxSports sometime in the future. They like the sloppy seconds.