Thom Brennaman will be back in a baseball broadcasting booth … just 4 months after he resigned from his last gig for using a gay slur on-air.
MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday the Roberto Clemente League — which kicks off its season Tuesday — has hired the former Reds play-by-play man to announce its games in 2020-21.
Of course, it’s a huge deal for 57-year-old Thom … just seconds after a hot mic picked up his homophobic comment during his broadcast of the Reds-Royals game on Aug. 19, he said he wasn’t sure if he’d ever get another job in the industry again.
“I don’t know if I’m gonna be putting on this headset again,” Brennaman said at the time.
While the Roberto Clemente League isn’t exactly the MLB … it’s still a respected gig in sports media.
The league — which consists of 5 teams in Puerto Rico — has current and former MLB players scattered throughout its rosters.
For his part, Brennaman has apologized vehemently since using the slur … and back in September, he said, “If I get another chance, someone will be hiring a better person than the person who walked out the door that night on Aug. 19.”
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