Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
2 Total Updates since August 13, 2012
8 months ago Article 1 comment
Both of Arizona's TV voices were off the air for much of 2012, for differing reasons. Neither will be back in 2013.
9 months ago Update 0 comments
On June 21, Arizona Diamondbacks announcer Daron Sutton stopped broadcasting play-by-play for the team's television broadcasts. Initially there was no word why, just that it was a disciplinary issue. Eventually it was revealed that Sutton was suspended because he wanted to wear a suit and tie on the broadcast, whereas the Diamondbacks wanted him to wear a polo shirt. Okay.
And according to Diamondbacks' team president Derrick Hall, who spoke with the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, there isn't a set time for Sutton's return:
Daron of course, I hired him, I extended him, he's a very important part of our history and who we are. It's been a culmination of events and unfortunately, I wish I could talk more about it, but when it comes to personnel issues, I don't think it would be fair for him or us if we talked anymore than to say there's no timetable on a return. It's an indefinite suspension.
The consensus seems to be, "C'mon. Something else has to be going on. This isn't about just polo shirts." While that makes the most sense, everything is just a guess right now.
(Hat tip to Awful Announcing)