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    Todd Grisham May Be (Should Be?) Fired from ESPN for This Tweet...

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    As impressive as Ichiro's 3,000 hits are, his unwillingness to learn English after 15 years in America amazes me more.

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    absolutely not.....he should learn English. You should be expected to learn the language of any country that you move to especially if that country is paying you.
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    Doesn't matter, you don't publicly insult someone like that on social media of all places after he sets a great record that should be celebrated.

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    Very very borderline. Luckily he worded it the way he did.

    Still amazes me that you work for a big company like ESPN... and you say the stupidest sh#$.

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    Fired might be a bit much. But suspension would be good. And I'm pretty sure Ichiro speaks English. He has it in his contract that he's given a translator.

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    He's 100% correct. 15 years and still can't speak English???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUHerd37 View Post
    He's 100% correct. 15 years and still can't speak English???
    He can speak English. It's his second language so it's easier to answer in his native language...




    Edit: Took about 42 seconds to find an 8 year old clip. Grisham ain't got time for research!

    https://youtu.be/GtImIqR5neU

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    From what I've read he can communicate in English just fine. Odd tweet but not fireable.

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    I believe I heard he speaks fluent English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    Doesn't matter, you don't publicly insult someone like that on social media of all places after he sets a great record that should be celebrated.
    still should not be fired for it.

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    Take the time to learn English if you are going to live here the majority of your adult life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostongambler View Post
    I believe I heard he speaks fluent English.
    Not "fluent" but good enough to communicate.

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    He would fit in president trumps administration

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    I think deserves firing or does he have legit point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    I think deserves firing or does he have legit point?
    Clip Slanima posted above.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    I think deserves firing or does he have legit point?
    U speak fluent Hebrew, correct?

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    Ichiro speaks better English than someone from Boston or Louisiana.

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    booya you've been making too much sense lately

    calm down
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxAaron View Post
    Take the time to learn English if you are going to live here the majority of your adult life.
    Yeah... and someone should take the time to pay what they stiffed other forum community members when they take advantage of forum contests like BTP and post stuff like above while hypocritically running around the forum enjoying the perks (contests, promos, etc.) all while stealing from other community members.

    http://www.sportsbookreview.com/foru...l#post26079950

    Pay what you OWE, TxAaronStiffy

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    Mariners announcers always talked about how well he spoke English.

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    So he may have saved some face by apologizing.




    Todd Grisham Verified account ‏@GrishamESPN



    And BTW, yes Ichiro apparently speaks "fluent" English as I have been bombarded with. My apologies. Have only seen him w/an interpreter



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    Tony Fontane ‏@TMAN1138pm 44m44 minutes ago

    @GrishamESPN It was a fukin stupid thing to say in the 1st place. The guy gets 3000 hits & his language is the 1st thing on your mind?

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    who cares if its stupid or not

    if people got fired for stupid things no one would have a job

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Ichiro speaks better English than someone from Boston or Louisiana.


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    Fukk that. Ichiro lives in my fukkin country, the motherfukker should speak my fukkin language. I don't want some fukkin translator answering my questions.

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    If he can speak English fluently,do it then.

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    fire someone for bringing up an idea or an issue? what kind of lame society is this that even suggests it

    this is why we can't have dialogue anymore, the thought police are out there trying to censor all inquiries and questions

    Be a man and answer a real question, stop accusing others of hatred because you feel inadequate (and thus prove them right)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StackinGreen View Post
    fire someone for bringing up an idea or an issue? what kind of lame society is this that even suggests it

    this is why we can't have dialogue anymore, the thought police are out there trying to censor all inquiries and questions

    Be a man and answer a real question, stop accusing others of hatred because you feel inadequate (and thus prove them right)
    To many people get bent out of shape.

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    Twitter is the cess pool of humanity.

    this isn't a big deal

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    I think LT Profits should get his ass whipped for even bringing this up. Complete bullshit.

    LT...pm me your address, motherfukker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie1988 View Post
    I think LT Profits should get his ass whipped for even bringing this up. Complete bullshit.

    LT...pm me your address, motherfukker.
    My issue was posting something like that on social media after a great accomplishment. That is neither the time or the platform to post something like that even if you believe it to be true.

    Then Grisham was proven wrong afterwards anyway. Ichiro speaks well enough to get by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie1988 View Post
    I think LT Profits should get his ass whipped for even bringing this up. Complete bullshit.

    LT...pm me your address, motherfukker.

    This shyt is getting serious in hereeee

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    He shouldn't be fired, but he deserves every internet jerkoff calling him out for being a complete dumbass

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Ichiro speaks better English than someone from Boston or Louisiana.
    Or any inner city in 'Merica!

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    3000 hits. Big fukkin deal. Overrated

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    I never heard of the guy

    I rarely watch baseball anymore as it is the deadest game in America

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