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was immediately fired for remarks he made during Game 3 of the 2006 American League Championship Series. Commentator Lou Piniella
, who is of Spanish descent, compared a play with the luck of finding a wallet, and then said some phrases in Spanish. Lyons responded by saying that Piniella was "hablaing [sic] Español" and added, "I still can't find my wallet. I don't understand him, and I don't want to sit close to him now." Lyons was replaced by Jose Mota
. Lou Piniella later stated that Lyons was "kidding" and that Lyons was not racist. See more