So, over the weekend, ESPN announced that race lap-by-lap announcer Marty Reid is no longer employed with ESPN. ESPN said only that they "decided to go a different direction." Marty was in the ABC booth for IndyCar races for the last several years.
Here’s the deal: people get fired. I got fired in 2007. Well, technically, it was a layoff of one. I got severance and didn’t commit any fireable offenses, but I still got the human resources walk out. So I don't kid myself. I got canned. The message was clear: “we’re going another direction.”