How to blow a MLB announcing gig by Daron Sutton.
Apparently, the Arizona Diamondbacks have suspended him over dress code violations. From the Arizona Republic:
According to ESPN.com, television announcer Daron Sutton has been suspended due to “insubordination.” The report cited a dispute between Sutton and the club about the team’s on-air dress code.
A source confirmed that dispute to The Republic, saying that while the club prefers its broadcast team to wear polo shirts adorned with the Diamondbacks logo, Sutton has lobbied to wear suits.
He made at least one veiled reference to the dispute on the air during the last game he called, an afternoon game against the Seattle Mariners on June 20.
Without going into detail, another source said the Diamondbacks have had various issues with Sutton for years
The suspension also has cost the son of Hall of Famer Don Sutton his assignment Saturday with Fox Sports’ regional telecast. Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:
Daron Sutton, who had been scheduled to work the Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers telecast on Saturday for Fox Sports, has been replaced.
Sutton had been set to work the game with Brewers television analyst Bill Schroeder in a telecast that is part of Fox’s Saturday primetime regional package. Diamondbacks-Brewers is going to 12% of the country, including Milwaukee.
Fox decided to replace Sutton with Eric Collins because Sutton has been taken off Diamondbacks telecasts by the team. Neither Sutton nor the team has said why Sutton was removed.
“Fox Sports has decided not to have Daron broadcast our Diamondbacks-Brewers game this Saturday night on Fox,” said Dan Bell, vice president of communications for Fox Sports, in a statement. “We believe it is in the best interest of all parties that this issue between Daron and the team resolves itself before we decide to add him to any future Fox Sports national MLB broadcasts.”
Memo to Daron Sutton: Dress down, keep your job.