Frank ‘The Big Hurt’ Thomas’ Snub After Derek Jeter’s Fox Addition Leaves Fans in Dismay: “Should’ve Gotten Rid of A-Roid Instead”

Published 04/02/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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The 2023 Fox Broadcast will be seemingly different. While the fresh face of Derek Jeter will make a strong comeback into the studio alongside the likes of Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, one familiar face will be bidding adieu to the studio for the ongoing season. And fans are anything but happy about it.

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After spending nearly a decade with Fox Sports, the management made the hard decision to let Frank ‘The Big Hurt’ Thomas go after Derek Jeter’s entry was finalized. However, a section of fans is not glad about the fact that Fox let go of Frank Thomas instead of the Yankees legend.

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As reported and confirmed by the New York Post, Derek Jeter will be replacing Frank Thomas in the studio, and making his debut in the London Series. Jeter, while talking about his excitement ahead of the upcoming 2023 season with Fox, said, “Happy Opening Day 2023. Couldn’t be more excited for the baseball season with FOX Sports. I’ll see you all at the London Series in June.”

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However, this means a final goodbye for Frank Thomas, who served with Fox for over a decade. A spokesperson from Fox Sports confirmed, “Frank has been an integral member of the FOX MLB studio team for nearly a decade and has helped raise the bar on our coverage while continuously growing the game of baseball.”

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“Although he is not a part of our coverage this season, ‘The Big Hurt’ will always be a member of our Fox Sports family and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” added the Fox spokesperson.

Even though it’s Derek Jeter, fans are not happy to see The Big Hurt go…

Fans did not receive information about Thomas’ exit kindly. Even though the Big Hurt was being replaced by the likes of Derek Jeter, fans strongly believed that it should’ve been either A-Rod or David Ortiz to go instead of Frank Thomas.

This is how they reacted:

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Do you think Fox Sports made the right decision by letting Frank Thomas go? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Mohsin Baldiwala

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Mohsin Baldiwala is an MLB author for EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his BBA degree, specializing in Communications & Media with a Public Policy minor. Along with his keen interest in politics and questions about society, he has written multiple research papers about a variety of topics, ranging from stand-up comedy to the Indian Education System.
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