A Mick a Mook and A Mic may have more than it can handle when they welcome long-time Los Angeles Sportswriter and ESPN panelist on Around The Horn, T.J. SIMERS, into the studio on March 16.
Know for his caustic humor and acerbic wit, T.J was the Page 2 columnist for the LA Times for nearly 25 years. During that time you either loved him (John Wooden & Vin Scully) or hated him (too many to name).
Simers was Voted California Sportswriter of the Year in 2000.
During his career, T.J also worked for The San Diego Union, the Rocky Mountain News, The Commercial Appeal, and the Orange County Register.
In 2014, Simers sued the Los Angeles Times for age and health discrimination, claiming he was pushed out from his job after he suffered a minor stroke during the Dodgers Spring Training. In November 2015, a jury awarded him $7.1 million. After the jury’s ruling, the judge, nevertheless, dismissed the constructive termination claim, but said substantial evidence supported the age and disability discrimination claims; and the judge vacated the damages award and ordered a new trial on damages. That trial is still ongoing.
He is currently writing a book about his 40-year career.
Billy and Frank had better be ready for T.J. Simers.