Last week we noted how St. Louis is a terrible place for sports figures to launch affairs
. Yesterday we saw our theory hold up when ESPN fired baseball analyst Steve Phillips
The former GM for the New York Mets, Phillips had quickly risen through the ranks of the sports network sitting alongside Jon Miller
and Joe Morgan
on the network's Sunday night broadcasts.
But news that he engaged in an extra-marital affair with a fellow ESPN employee, caused the sports channel to dismiss him Sunday. Phillips and 22-year-old Brooke Hundley
first consummated their relationships in a St. Louis hotel room
the week of the All-Star Game.
Hundley -- in explicit detail
-- wrote a letter to Phillips' wife describing the affair and later stalked Phillips and his family. In a statement yesterday, ESPN said:
"Steve Phillips is no longer working for ESPN. His
ability to be an effective representative for ESPN has been
significantly and irreparably damaged, and it became evident it was
time to part ways."
is not the first time Phillips has been caught dipping his quill in the
company ink, so to speak. In 1998 he admitted having an affair with a
Mets' employee during his time as general manager for the New York