When a person is fired after 20 years of service, they can have a number of different reactions. Sometimes that person will thank their former employer for allowing them to be a part of something for such a long time. Other times they will feel like they have graduated from the company and look back on their time with a positive mindset, regardless of the ending. And on many occasions, the canned employee will hold a grudge.
As you may have guessed, Jon Miller falls under the category of grudge-holder. The Jorge Sedano Show on 790 The Ticket (WAXY-AM) recently put together a montage praising Dave Van Horne for being given the Ford C. Frick Award — an annual award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame given to a broadcaster for “major contributions to baseball.” Having won the award in the past, Miller gave Van Horne an awkward congratulations while taking shots at ESPN. Here’s the hilarious audio:
Glad to see Jon is no longer upset with ESPN for letting him go. Also glad to see he doesn’t let his feelings get in the way of congratulating a fellow award winner. If he used someone else’s special moment as an opportunity to take a shot at his old boss, that would be messed up. At least he was professional about it.