Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Diamondbacks announce Mark Grace and Daron Sutton will not return to the broadcast booth

CAR! and driver…

Daron Sutton and Mark Grace will not return to the Diamondbacks broadcast booth next season, Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said Thursday morning.

Hall said the team had “philosophical differences” with Sutton, who was suspended after calling the June 20 game against the Seattle Mariners.

In August, Grace received his second DUI in 15 months. Hall said the club had told Grace after the first DUI that they could not keep him if it happened again.

...Grace was first arrested on May 30, 2011. According to police, he had his license suspended and was required to have an interlock device installed in his vehicle. But when Scottsdale police pulled him over again on Aug. 23, they said he was driving with a suspended license and was behind the wheel of a vehicle without an interlock device.

“It was definitely a factor,” Hall said. “We had told him before that if it happened again, we were not going to have him return to the booth. He knew that. We had a conversation about that after the second one.

“We feel terrible for Mark and what he’s going through. He’s obviously got a legal process, as well, on his hands. We hope everything works out for him and we’re here for him, but again he knew that this was going to be a consequence. It just so happens that his contract is up after this year, as well.”

Repoz Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:01 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, diamondbacks

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. UCCF Posted: October 04, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4254453)
Slumpbuster will turn this around. Someone call that chick from Mike and Molly.
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 04, 2012 at 05:15 PM (#4254487)
I haven't followed the story much, but do "philosophical differences" still = "wants to wear a suit"?
   3. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 04, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4254522)
#2,

Yes.
   4. valuearbitrageur Posted: October 04, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4254527)
does "team wants Daron to wear team colors" still = "team wants Daron to be more of a homer"?


Yes. Daron is a good guy and a decent announcer.

I will miss him.
   5. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 04, 2012 at 06:11 PM (#4254560)
That's pretty absurd. I've always enjoyed Sutton's work. You'd think his enthusiasm for the team would offset his reluctance to plaster Diamondback paraphernalia all over himself.
   6. Bote Man Posted: October 04, 2012 at 11:53 PM (#4254806)
Daron Sutton and Mark Grace will not return to the Diamondbacks broadcast booth next season, Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said Thursday morning...In August, Grace received his second DUI in 15 months.

So they're saying the Diamondbacks have been dis-Graced?
   7. The District Attorney Posted: October 04, 2012 at 11:58 PM (#4254809)
You'd think his enthusiasm for the team would offset his reluctance to plaster Diamondback paraphernalia all over himself.
People can watch a baseball game anywhere, okay? They come to Chase Field for the atmosphere and the attitude. That's what the flair's about. It's about fun.
   8. shoewizard Posted: October 05, 2012 at 12:20 AM (#4254815)
well they dont watch the announcers when at chase but whatever
   9. JoeHova Posted: October 05, 2012 at 12:56 AM (#4254825)
Daron Sutton is absolutely atrocious. I believe the philosophical differences were probably that Sutton thought he didn't suck but the team finally realized the truth. I'm so glad that I won't have to hear that guy anymore (although, who am I kidding, he's the son of a famous broadcaster, half the teams in the league will probably be trying to sign him up). I'm serious, I almost felt nauseous every time I heard Sutton's voice. I just disliked everything about his approach to announcing- the faux-populism, the self-satisfied anti-intellectualism, the bizarre and stupid moral stands (wouldn't say "Damn" even when it was part of a show's name), the cloddsih homerism, etc. Announcers don't get any worse than Daron Sutton. Good riddance.
   10. phredbird Posted: October 05, 2012 at 01:07 AM (#4254828)
shoewizard, i think the DA was making an 'office space' reference. heh.
   11. shoewizard Posted: October 05, 2012 at 01:36 AM (#4254833)
doh!
   12. Leroy Kincaid Posted: October 05, 2012 at 07:38 AM (#4254860)
Grace has always been a train-wreck as an announcer. But he'll likely get a job somewhere. People love a clown.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogWatch Matt Barnes Get Ejected For Throwing At Manny Machado Despite Foul Ball
(37 - 1:33am, Apr 24)
Last: Like Flies On Sherbert

NewsblogOTP 17 April 2017: Baseball, giant American flags, and patriotism
(1391 - 1:16am, Apr 24)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogThe Baseballist: Three Reasons Why Adding DH Makes Sense For NL | BaseballAmerica.com
(69 - 12:41am, Apr 24)
Last: Like Flies On Sherbert

NewsblogLettuce, tomato, and OMNICHATTER sandwich, April 23, 2017
(95 - 12:32am, Apr 24)
Last: Like Flies On Sherbert

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(2292 - 12:24am, Apr 24)
Last: Tin Angel

NewsblogTempers flare in Tigers-Twins; Matt Boyd, Miguel Sano ejected
(12 - 12:21am, Apr 24)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogJason Heyward swinging hot bat early for Cubs | MLB.com
(17 - 12:16am, Apr 24)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogSmokeless Tobacco is Gone From the Ballpark, if Not the Clubhouse
(15 - 11:15pm, Apr 23)
Last: vortex of dissipation

Hall of MeritBaseball Prospectus: Japanese Baseball: How Good Is It?
(28 - 10:52pm, Apr 23)
Last: Bleed the Freak

Hall of MeritThe Baseball Hall of Merit: Important Links
(25 - 10:48pm, Apr 23)
Last: Bleed the Freak

NewsblogTake the pledge: Let's banish pitcher wins, losses from baseball conversations
(68 - 9:41pm, Apr 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(309 - 8:55pm, Apr 23)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

Gonfalon CubsAssorted Week 1 Thoughts
(39 - 8:19pm, Apr 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogRangers' Joey Gallo hits hardest homer of 2017 | MLB.com
(13 - 6:08pm, Apr 23)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogRed Sox coaches still don't want hitters thinking about hitting for power - providencejournal.com
(20 - 5:58pm, Apr 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

Page rendered in 0.2666 seconds
47 querie(s) executed