I wasn’t the one that said, “For what sports site will Peter Gammons lob softball questions at A-Rod now?” But I wish I was. Yeah, so Peter Gammons, who seemingly has been part of ESPN’s baseball coverage since its inception, has announced that he will be leaving that network after baseball concludes its winter meetings.
“My decision to leave ESPN and move on at this point in my life has been conflicted. I owe a great deal of my professional life to ESPN, having spent more than half of my 40 years in journalism working for the network, and the choice to move on was made with nothing but the strongest feelings for the people with whom I worked. ESPN gave me a great deal more than I gave it, and will always be a huge part of who I am.” –Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
For my money, there’s never been a more overrated analyst in any sport, and it baffles me how people can absolutely rip analysts in other sports and then blindly step up to the church of St. Peter and take in whatever gospel he was spewing at the time. Just because he didn’t talk about his kids all day doesn’t make him anything special. Nobody knows if Gammons will go on to work for another network, or just sit on his front porch all day and bitch about rap music.