Phillies celebrate John Kruk’s return to the broadcast booth on Truck Day

A double shot of off-season news occurred on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. John Kruk loves the Phillies. He loves having been a part of the Phillies, and he loves coming back to the Phillies. He loves saying how nobody ever leaves the Phillies. He loves playing for the Phillies, he loves coaching for the Phillies, he loves broadcasting for the Phillies. He loves Philadelphia...
Via The Good Phight
18 days ago

John Kruk joining CSN Philly broadcast crew as game analyst for Phillies telecasts

Two months after MLB analyst John Kruk and ESPN mutually decided to end their working relationship after 12 years, the three-time All-Star first baseman and outfielder is reuniting with the team where he achieved his greatest success as a major leaguer. CSN Philly announced on Thursday that Kruk has signed on with the network as a game analyst for the 2017 season. Kruk did both...
Via Awful Announcing
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: John Kruk in talks with CSN to join Phillies’ broadcast team

John Kruk is in talks with CSN Philly about joining the Phillies’ TV broadcast team, according to a report. The Phillies announced Wednesday that fan favorite and former slugger Matt Stairs was hired as the team’s hitting coach, which will create a vacancy on the CSN broadcast team. And that’s where Kruk comes in. According to’s Todd Zolecki, Kruk is in talks with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN and John Kruk are parting ways after 12 years

The latest The best and worst of ESPN's World Cup of Hockey coverage Mack Brown leaves ESPN booth mid-game, says he's catching a flight This Week In Hot Takes: Cyberhumans, twerking, PEDs, Miles, Ryan ESPN reportedly might break up Mike & Mike, give Greenberg...
Via Awful Announcing
October 03, 2016  |  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

By Ian Casselberry 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...
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

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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