Lyons in talks with Red Sox

Dodgers part-time color commentator Steve Lyons may have a way to fill in some of the free time and lost income he got after being dumped by Fox over a joke about Lou Piniella and wallets. Lyons is a candidate to join the Boston Red Sox broadcast booth, today's Boston Herald reports in a gossip item. If he gets an offer, Lyons said he would only do it if his Dodgers schedule allowed.

The biggest obstacle in a move to the East Coast is Lyons’ 8-year-old daughter, Allie, who lives with Lyons part time.

“That’s a tough call,” he said. “If I move to Boston, it’s not that she won’t get to spend time with me, I won’t get to spend time with her.”

Then there’s the Dodgers gig to consider.

“It was a big thing for them not to fire me after Fox did,” said Psycho. “Tagg Romney (eldest son of Gov. Mitt) is actually my boss. He said the easy thing for them to do was fire me. But the right thing was for them to keep me. How could I ever leave an organization like that? The Dodgers stood by me.”

Lyons said if he could work around his schedule with Frank McCourt’s baseball team in La-La, he would “seriously look at” a job with the Sox.

"I do appreciate my name being connected with this,” he said. “Just to be considered for the job is an honor.”

November 6, 2006 12:04 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor

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