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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bickley: Diamondbacks’ removal of Daron Sutton puzzling

Plus, Sutton hasn’t updated his The Dog Ate Daron’s Homework MLB site since Nov, 2008! Mystery doesn’t widen!

Diamondbacks Managing General partner Ken Kendrick said the situation “was a personnel matter,” and wouldn’t comment any further. Except for this: “I suspect the situation will become clear soon enough,” Kendrick said.

That not only suggests an impending resolution, but a reason why the Diamondbacks have played this one so close to the chest protector.

Sutton did not broadcast any of the weekend games against the Cubs, even though he initially hoped to return to work last Saturday. He is not on the current road trip, yet he is scheduled to work the Diamondbacks-Brewers game for the Fox national network on Saturday, an awkward collision and something the Diamondbacks say they can’t control.

Either way, the organization has shown very little public support for Sutton, other than to say that he hasn’t broken any laws and is simply taking some time off.

...Team President and CEO Derrick Hall clarified one point and one erroneous report—that Sutton was not suspended for a local radio interview or for being occasionally critical of the team. The latter is one of Sutton’s best attributes.

“That report was an absolute joke,” Hall said.

Repoz Posted: June 26, 2012 at 06:52 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AJMcCringleberry Posted: June 26, 2012 at 07:18 AM (#4166354)
Can Grace go next?
   2. Leroy Kincaid Posted: June 26, 2012 at 07:22 AM (#4166356)
Is he the radio partner of Candiotti? I've noticed a different voice of late.
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM (#4166583)
I was wondering why I didn't hear him at all this past weekend. Sutton has always had a tendency to be overbearing, dating back to his days calling Brewers games. But watching enough Brewer games (and then Diamondback games after he made the move), I could never bring myself to dislike Sutton because he obviously knew what he was talking about and didn't seem afraid to dole out criticism of the team signing his paychecks if it was warranted.

I haven't had MLB Extra Innings in a few years, so I can't speak to if this has changed at all, but from the snippets I see of DBack games via MLB Network, it sounds like Sutton was still a balanced mix of enthused homer and rational critic.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM (#4166586)
Reading TFA, though, it sounds like it's less a matter of the team stashing away Sutton and more of an instance of Sutton dealing with something serious in his personal life.
   5. BWV 1129 Posted: June 26, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4166757)
I really enjoyed Sutton when he teamed up with Mario Impemba for Angel radiocasts -- more than a decade ago now. I haven't listened to him as much in Arizona, but I can easily believe that Mark Grace sucked the quality out of anybody.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 26, 2012 at 02:31 PM (#4166843)
Could henchmen be involved?
   7. KT's Pot Arb Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM (#4167445)
I don't believe the Diamondbacks, the team is clearly distancing themselves from Sutton. That can only mean he's done something so really awful (but not illegal according to them) they can't give him public support, or they are pissed at him. There aren't so many things in category 1, so it increases the likelihood of category number 2.
   8. Tripon Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:41 AM (#4167447)
The D'backs are a pretty conservative organization. If I had to guess, Sutton slept with the wrong woman.
   9. akrasian Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:55 AM (#4167449)
And yet Grace is still employed.
   10. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4169595)
I don't know if it this has been noted elsewhere, but it seems the answer to the Daron Sutton mystery has been revealed, and the explanation was far more mundane than his sleeping habits, but probably no less bizarre.

According to primer fave Nick Piecoro, Sutton was suspended over dress code violations. It seems he prefers to wear suit and tie, but the Diamondbacks want him to wear polos with the team logo, and the two sides have had butted heads for several years on the issue. During the last game he broadcast, he made a veiled reference to the situation, and the Diamondbacks sat him down in response.

   11. Tripon Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4169599)
That is dumb. On both sides. Just make Sutton wear a pin with the D'Backs logo on suit somewhere.
   12. Lassus Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4169600)
Beat me to it, SoSH - Here's a link.

Hilarious.
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:17 PM (#4169604)
but the Diamondbacks want him to wear polos with the team logo


The Nazis also made people wear certain logos.
   14. Rants Mulliniks Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:27 PM (#4169613)
This is really ####### unbelievable in 2012.
   15. Shredder Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:35 PM (#4169624)
Umm, can't he just wear a D-Backs tie or something?
   16. The District Attorney Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:40 PM (#4169630)
Umm, can't he just wear a D-Backs tie or something?
Or this?
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4169637)
It seems he prefers to wear suit and tie, but the Diamondbacks want him to wear polos with the team logo, and the two sides have had butted heads for several years on the issue.


I've heard of places of employment having a dress code, but didn't realize it was possible to overdress for the part. I was always told, it's best to overdress than underdress. This just seems to be totally f-ed up.
   18. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: June 29, 2012 at 02:55 PM (#4169645)
The Nazis also made people wear certain logos.

Diamondbacks embroidered logo

Nazi embroidered logo

Which is more stylish?

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