Rob Dibble Done As Washington Nationals TV Commentator
September 1, 2010 at 4:49 PM (PT)
SIRIUS XM's MLB NETWORK RADIO host and former major league pitcher ROB DIBBLE has lost his position as color commentator for WASHINGTON NATIONALS games on the MASN regional cable sports network. The team made the decision to fire DIBBLE in the wake of his comments on his radio show about injured NATS pitcher STEPHEN STRASBURG, who DIBBLE ripped after the rookie phenom came out of a game at PHILADELPHIA with pain in his arm.
"Suck it up, kid," DIBBLE said. "This is your profession. You chose to be a baseball player. You can't have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder." STRASBURG turned out to require TOMMY JOHN surgery and will be out for at least a year and possibly until the 2012 season, casting DIBBLE's comments in a harsh light.