Harold Reynolds, a former All-Star Major League Baseball second baseman who boasts a .249 batting average with one home run in 185 career at-bats when playing in Canada, now bides his time as a TV analyst for Fox Sports. Yesterday, he was a commentator for the Blue Jays’ game three matchup against the Rangers in Texas, and said an unwise thing:
Words of wisdom from American commentator Harold Reynolds pic.twitter.com/VkRtKtfP3D
— Cause We’re Canadian (@MadelnCanada) October 12, 2015
Not that bad, really. In terms of offense, it probably falls somewhere between this guy reducing the Winter Olympics to nothing more than a GOP convention and Steven A. Smith attributing a Women’s World Cup goal to the fact that female defenders didn’t want to mess up their hair.
But this is our first time playing meaningful October ball in 22 years, the whole world is against us, and we were 2-0 down in the series – so you better believe we took it personally. The Jays’ win last night was pretty much secondary to Canada’s collective airing of grievance against Reynolds’ comments…
I can catch a 100mph slapshot, but according to Harold Reynolds if a foul ball came my way I’d just have to shrug my shoulders and go home.
— Corey Hirsch (@CoreyHirsch) October 12, 2015
Dear Harold Reynolds, Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. Hugs, Abe Lincoln
— PatMyBuck (@PatMyBuck) October 12, 2015
I feel like Harold Reynolds should talk more.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 12, 2015
Hey Harold Reynolds, confirm or deny: my fellow Canadians are telling me Troy Tulowitzki just hit a hat trick.
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) October 12, 2015
“This guy, I can’t remember his name right now, has been crucial for the Rangers bullpen.” — Harold Reynolds.
— Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) October 12, 2015
What’s Harold Reynolds saying aboot Canadians? I’m too busy eating bacon, playing hockey, and building my igloo to focus on baseball, eh.
— Joffrey Lupul (@RealJLupul) October 12, 2015
Here’s our take:
Harold Reynolds can work every game as long as the Jays win. Small price to pay.
— Robert Benzie (@robertbenzie) October 12, 2015