Giants Radio Host Larry Krueger Suspended for “Racial Remarks”
Larry Krueger, a radio host for the San Francisco Giants’ radio network, has been suspended for “racial remarks” made during Wednesday’s game.
A talk-show host for the San Francisco GiantsÃ¢€™ longtime flagship radio station was suspended for a week without pay Friday for racial remarks he made about the teamÃ¢€™s Latino players Ã¢€” though a high-ranking station executive said he would not be fired.
On the air late Wednesday after the Giants lost 3-2 to the Colorado Rockies, Larry Krueger of KNBR went off about the struggling club and its Ã¢€œbrain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly.Ã¢€ Later, he said, Ã¢€œYou have a manager in Felipe (Alou) whose mind has turned to Cream of Wheat.Ã¢€
I don’t know the backstory here but am rather unsure how these constitute “racial remarks.” Is there some stereotypical tendency of Carribean hitters to hack at slop of which I’m unaware?
And Alou is one of the great managers in the game. That he had any success at all with the AAA caliber clubs he was handed while managing the Montreal Expos is amazing. One imagines that the remark about his mind turning to Cream of Wheat is an indication that the analyst believed he made some uncharacteristically poor decisions.
Now, had he said, “Well, what do you expect when you hire colored managers?” then the “racial” nature of the remarks would be clear.
Update (Aug 10): Radio Host Larry Krueger Fired for Ã¢€œRacistÃ¢€ Comments