They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.
  -James Earl Jones "Field of Dreams"
and don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road
  -Bob Dylan "Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Daron Sutton

I don't dislike the guy... yet. One of the most annoying things that goes on is his ridiculous pitcher vs. position player "rivalry" with Mark Grace. The guy was a minor league pitcher for the Class A Boise Hawks (Angels) in 1992 and then left baseball after extended spring training in the Braves' organization in 1993, but you would think he was Don Sutton (his father) to hear the discussions. It is reminiscent of former Diamondbacks announcer Rod Allen (now the TV play by play announcer for the Tigers) and how he used to go on at length about his MLB career, which, if you looked it up, consisted of 50 at bats.

Sutton is still a welcome replacement for Thom Brennaman, but familiarity breeds contempt with these guys.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with all you say about Sutton.. and he talks way too much about nothing. He hardly calls the game at all. I think he is on Mark Reynolds' payroll. But i do think Thom Brennaman was better at the job.