Late Friday afternoon ESPN decided that Colin Cowherd would no longer appear on its platforms following the radio host’s comments about Dominican baseball players. WFAN’s Mike Francesa briefly mentioned the Cowherd news and mocked ESPN for firing since everyone knows he was leaving the network to join Fox — which simulcast’s Francesa’s radio show on occasion.
“ESPN, in all of its righteousness, came out and announced they are firing Colin Cowherd, except one thing they didn’t put in the release, and that is Colin Cowherd already signed a new deal with Fox and is leaving next Friday,” Francesa said. Later, he added, “can you be bigger fools?”
Cowherd was a lame duck at ESPN, so the network essentially washed their hands of him.
It certainly bears watching what, if anything Fox does. Major League Baseball remains furious at Cowherd, who said he was sorry about what he said Friday afternoon on Twitter. Baseball is a significant portion of Fox’s live sports portfolio, including the All Star Game, playoffs and World Series.