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We, the undersigned, believe that it is wrong to fire Steve Lyons over his comments during the broadcast of game 3 of the ALDS . It is obvious that he was just trying to have a little banter with the other broadcasters in the booth, Thom Brennaman and Lou Piniella. At the time all three laughed and nobody seemed offended.

It's getting ridiculous how politically correct the media thinks they have to be. If networks were so worried about offending people, they should think of all the people that have been offended with this firing. It would be interesting to see the statistics of how many more people were offended by the firing than the supposed "Racially Insensitive Remarks."

We have always liked what "Psycho" Steve Lyons has brought to the broadcasts. His knowledge of baseball, coupled with his often self-deprecating humor, really makes a ball game more interesting to watch. It's also easier for the average fan to relate to an ex-ballplayer that was just a hustling utility man, not some overpaid lazy superstar with zero personality.

Lyons has previously earned two Sports Category Emmy Awards for his broadcasting skills. The first was for "Outstanding Studio Show" in 1999 and "Outstanding Sports Personality/Studio Analyst" in 2000.

Although his Major League career was not Hall of Fame caliber, he was well liked in Boston for his hustle and aggressive style of play. He was awarded the Tenth Player Award by the Red Sox fans for being the unsung hero of the team. He also once demonstrated his versatility by playing every position on the field during a Cubs-Whitesox exhibition game.

He is also a published author. His book "Psychoanalysis" chronicled his baseball life throughout his playing career. The forward was written by Red Sox fan and acclaimed author Stephen King

Please reconsider your decision on behalf of all the Steve Lyons fans. While we know we may be stuck with having to watch baseball on Fox Sports or the Dodger Television Network without Steve Lyons, we will still be free to reconsider our support of some of the sponsors that choose to advertise with you next season.

(Here's the story in case you haven't read it):
Steve Lyons is Fired for Racial Insensitity (L.A. Times)


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