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Judge KO's dozy Yankees fan's suit against ESPN, MLB, et al.

Sleeping Yankees fan Andrew Rector sued ESPN & MLB for $10 million dollars for playing video of him asleep at a Yankees game. The lawsuit claimed play-by-play man Dan Shulman and big-leaguer-turned-commentator John Kruk made a host of negative comments about his weight. "But his typo-ridden suit says Shulman and Kruk’s “false statements” included suggestions that Rector...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Kruk: Take Curt Schilling with 'a grain of salt'

If there is one person at ESPN who will never back down from commenting on a controversy, it’s the always outspoken John Kruk. While Kruk didn’t turn Curt Schilling’s absence from Sunday Night Baseball into a bigger story than it already was — Jake Arietta, an error on a hot smash in the third and the Dodgers overall lack of hits conspired to make Sunday’s game bigger...
Via Awful Announcing
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

John Kruk texted with George Brett about KC ribs for two years and had no idea

John Kruk had been communicating with Kansas City Royals legend George Brett about BBQ ribs for over two years and, until Sunday, he had no idea. At least that’s what he says. It goes without saying that Kruk loves his food. Whenever he’s in Kansas City, he arranges specially to get some ribs delivered to him via Meat Mitch. Kruk even scarfed them down on national TV during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

John Kruk unknowingly texted with George Brett about ribs

One of the most appealing things about John Kruk as a broadcaster is his willingness to make fun of himself and to tell self-deprecating stories on the air that nicely fill the gaps between action during a ballgame. The analyst provided a funny example of that on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast between the Angels and Royals. During the bottom of the fourth inning, play-by-play...
Via Awful Announcing
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: John Kruk sings with Davisson Brothers Band for ESPN July 4th baseball coverage

ESPN was already planning providing baseball fans with plenty this holiday weekend, showing a tripleheader on Friday and its usual Sunday Night Baseball telecast. John Kruk was set to be part of the festivities as part of his usual duties with the Sunday night broadcast team. But what about MLB games, Kruk and the former All-Star singing country music? Now it’s looking like a...
Via Awful Announcing
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees fan who fell asleep during game suing ESPN for $10 million

So it’s come to this, America – a Yankees fan that fell asleep during a Sunday Night Baseball game with the Red Sox is suing ESPN, Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Major League Baseball, and the New York Yankees for $10 million, alleging that he was defamed by comments from the commentary duo. I really can’t make this up. MLBAM feels so threatened by the lawsuit that they haven’t...
Via Awful Announcing
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kruk Rips Papelbon; MAG Throws in Clearwater

KRUK ON PAP -On Thursday afternoon, Mike Missanelli spoke with ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst and former Phillie John Kruk about the Jonathan Papelbon situation from over the weekend. Kruk didn’t pull punches and ripped Papelbon for his inability to be ready, and the possibility that he was out the night before, thus unable to perform his duties as closer. “I don’t know...
Via Phillies Nation
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #47 John Kruk

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #47. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  From this point forward, each...
Via Phillies Nation
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Were Interested In John Kruk As A Broadcaster, But He Forgot To Call Them Back

That's our Krukker. Former Phillies first baseman John Kruk appeared on The Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday and let it be known: the Phillies were interested in him as a broadcaster. The team, Kruk said, called him to see if he might be interested. However, Kruk admitted...
Via Philliedelphia
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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