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

Friday, September 07, 2018

Sources: Fox Sports Detroit’s Mario Impemba and Rod Allen involved in physical altercation

Sadly, because of Disney’s purchase of FOX, I suspect that we can rule out any airings of When Announcers Attack in primetime in the coming weeks.

When Mickey​​ York and Craig Monroe threw to the booth during Wednesday night’s broadcast of Fox Sports Detroit’s “Tigers Live” pregame show, an unexpected duo appeared on screen — that of Matt Shepard and Kirk Gibson.

Conspicuously absent from the show was the regular tandem of play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba and analyst Rod Allen.

Multiple sources told The Athletic that neither Impemba nor Allen were part of Wednesday’s broadcast due to a physical altercation between the two television personalities following Tuesday’s game in Chicago against the White Sox. It is not immediately clear what prompted the incident.

QLE Posted: September 07, 2018 at 08:19 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, detroit, fight, fight, fight, tigers

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. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 07, 2018 at 09:15 AM (#5740391)
I wish there were a decent copy of that video of Rod Allen charging the mound in Japan. All the ones on YouTube look like they were filmed with a potato.
   2. phredbird Posted: September 07, 2018 at 10:29 AM (#5740436)
article's behind a paywall. i'm already oversubscribed in that area. anybody want to fill me in?
   3. spanx for the memories Posted: September 07, 2018 at 10:37 AM (#5740443)
Tiger announcers involved in altercation

Here is the story on Yahoo
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 07, 2018 at 11:09 AM (#5740464)
   5. Bote Man Posted: September 07, 2018 at 11:13 AM (#5740468)
We're all waiting for the Impembing announcement of a change in on-air crews.
   6. villageidiom Posted: September 07, 2018 at 11:18 AM (#5740471)
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 07, 2018 at 11:40 AM (#5740486)
This should be pretty clear right? Whoever laid hands on the other first is fired. You can't physically attack people at work.
   8. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 07, 2018 at 12:40 PM (#5740530)
You can't physically attack people at work.
Not with that attitude.
   9. Gary Truth Serum Posted: September 07, 2018 at 01:35 PM (#5740563)
This should be pretty clear right? Whoever laid hands on the other first is fired. You can't physically attack people at work.

Per this update from Craig Calcaterra and WDIV in Detroit, Allen followed Impemba from behind and choked him. Sounds like one was a wee bit more culpable than the other.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 07, 2018 at 02:10 PM (#5740581)
Allen followed Impemba from behind and choked him. Sounds like one was a wee bit more culpable than the other.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Allen's agent put out a statement disputing that account, but I'm still unclear on how a chair dispute could escalate to such extent. One article said Allen was using a "special chair" because of a back ailment of some kind, but no indication as to how that became an issue. I'm not quite cynical enough to suggest this is a ploy to boost TV ratings, but these guys need to do a better job justifying workplace violence - can't lower the bar too far on that.
   11. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 07, 2018 at 02:15 PM (#5740585)
That must be one hell of a chair. Probably one of those Sharper Image jobs, with all the massage features.
   12. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: September 07, 2018 at 02:32 PM (#5740589)
This is just viral advertising for their upcoming motivational book, "Who Moved My Chair?"
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 07, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5740781)
Both suspended for the rest of the season. No word beyond that, or what about the chair provoked such violence.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: September 07, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5740798)
Cardinal fans are wondering what caused this, and if there is any way that this can be repeated in a booth with Joe McLaughlin and Tim McCarver broadcasting?
   15. QLE Posted: September 07, 2018 at 11:26 PM (#5740824)
article's behind a paywall.


Sorry about that- when I had originally clicked on the link, I was able to read the whole article (I'm not a subscriber to the Athletic), and it seems that the change was made sometime after I submitted it.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Downtown Bookie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCalcaterra - Adrián Beltré Retires, is a Slam Dunk Hall of Famer
(25 - 1:01am, Nov 21)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread (2018-19 season kickoff edition)
(2672 - 12:59am, Nov 21)
Last: there isn't anything to do in buffalo but 57i66135

NewsblogOT - November* 2018 College Football thread
(317 - 12:44am, Nov 21)
Last: kubiwan

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (2018-19 season begins!)
(1238 - 11:48pm, Nov 20)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (November 2018)
(526 - 11:17pm, Nov 20)
Last: Davo and his Moose Tacos

NewsblogDeadline to set 40-man rosters tonight (11-20)
(4 - 10:47pm, Nov 20)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

Sox TherapyLet’s Get Off-Seasoning!
(12 - 10:43pm, Nov 20)
Last: Mike Webber

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2018 Discussion
(9 - 9:02pm, Nov 20)
Last: Master of the Horse

NewsblogThe View is Always Better When You're the Lead Dog
(8 - 8:23pm, Nov 20)
Last: Sweatpants

NewsblogOT - 2018 NFL thread
(94 - 8:07pm, Nov 20)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogAmazon bids for Disney’s 22 regional sports networks, including YES Network, sources say
(39 - 8:02pm, Nov 20)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogThe Sky Is Falling, Baseball Is Dying, and the Roof May Leak
(22 - 7:29pm, Nov 20)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogDrafting High School Pitchers Is a Major Problem for MLB, Health of Young Prospects
(8 - 7:17pm, Nov 20)
Last: cardsfanboy

Newsblog2019 BBWAA HALL OF FAME BALLOT
(63 - 6:54pm, Nov 20)
Last: SoSH U at work

Hall of Merit2019 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(196 - 6:44pm, Nov 20)
Last: bachslunch

Page rendered in 0.2740 seconds
46 querie(s) executed