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Why did the Baltimore Orioles suspend broadcaster Kevin Brown?

Aug 8, 2023, 10:52 AM

(Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

(Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

The Baltimore Orioles have come under fire this week in light of the suspension of play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Brown.

Brown was reportedly suspended in late July for sharing a stat highlighting the Orioles’ struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The response to Brown’s suspension has created an uproar of criticism towards Baltimore ownership, with countless calling for the immediate return of Brown to the broadcast booth.

Former Sacramento Kings broadcaster Jim Kozimor joined Whitey & Watkins on Tuesday afternoon to talk about Brown’s suspension, share some stories of when he went through a similar ordeal during his career, and much more.

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Topics Discussed

  • Whitey reflects on previous shows that he was on with Koz
  • Was it surprising to see the Orioles suspend Brown?
  • “This is the harshest penalty that I have ever seen for something like that… He didn’t say anything out of line.”
  • Koz tells a story about how the Maloof family took issue with how he ran a pregame show before a Sacramento Kings playoff game
  • How much disconnect went on behind the scenes before Brown’s suspension?
  • “Kevin Brown will come out looking great when this thing is all said and done.”
  • Diving into ESPN’s decision to let Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson go from their NBA coverage
  • “The run has to end at some point… They really did have four good choices.”

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Why did the Baltimore Orioles suspend broadcaster Kevin Brown?