Phillies Were Interested In John Kruk As A Broadcaster, But He Forgot To Call Them Back


That's our Krukker.  Former Phillies first baseman John Kruk appeared on The Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday and let it be known: the Phillies were interested in him as a broadcaster.   The team, Kruk said, called him to see if he might be interested.  However, Kruk admitted that he simply forgot to call them back.

Missanelli asked Kruk about the Phillies broadcast situation, and Kruk remembered: he was supposed to call them back on Friday but didn't.

"Um, well….here…you're kind of putting me on the spot, because I was supposed to call the Phillies back Friday and give them my answer, and here it is Tuesday… Well, here's the thing…I'm still under contract for ESPN….I work 65 days a year…it's not bad."

Kruk said that he was never offered the position, but the team simply called and said that he would get back tot hem, but had not yet.

As you might guess from someone who forgets to call a prospective employer back, Kruk is really not all that interested.   Kruk has been working as a broadcaster on ESPN and he indicated that he has four years remaining on his ESPN contract.  Kruk also recently moved to Florida and does not appear ready to give up his leisurly life yet.

Missanelli suggested that Kruk return the call soon as he hangs up.

"Soon as I hang up I gotta call them back, because if they're listening they're pretty upset with me right now."

Kruk was on the show to promote his work with a charitable organization, Fresh Smiles.  Kruk asked people to go to and vote for Zarwin, Baum, DeVito Law Firm, so all money.  The law firm would donate all money toward Fresh Smiles.

Check out the interview here.

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