Rob Dibble Fired By Washington Nationals

By Reema, Gaea News Network
Friday, September 3, 2010

WASHINGTON ( It seems that the Washington Nationals are in no mood to tolerate any kind of wrong criticism or offensive statement made against its players. Following the criticisms made by sports analyst Rob Dibble about Washington Nationals rookie Stephen Strasburg, the team announced that it has fired the commentator. The Washington Nationals on Wednesday announced that Rob Dibble is no more associated with the broadcasting group of the team. Rob Dibble, who had remained one of the well known commentators for the Washington Nationals, was absent from the broadcast booth since Aug 25 after he made the controversial comment on Stephen Strasburg’s pitching on his daily Sirius XM radio show.

The controversial comment that led to the firing of Rob Dibble was made last week when Stephen Strasburg left the field in mid way complaining of elbow pain after a pitch. Rob Dibble lashed out at Stephen Strasburg by maintaining that he should have continues with the pitching even through pain. Rob Dibble said, “You can’t have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow”. However, the comment angered the officials of the Washington Nationals as Stephen Strasburg was eventually diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament. Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday and it would reportedly keep him out of the field for around one and a half years.

On the part of Rob Dibble, the fired broadcaster on Thursday morning read out a prepared statement during the SIRUS XM show on MLB Network Radio where he acknowledged his mistake. He acknowledged that as an analyst for the Washington Nationals he should not have made such comments and maintained that he is looking forward to “putting it behind”.

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