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Mark Grace and Daron Sutton will not return as television announces for the Arizona Diamondbacks next season.
The club confirmed that it is seeking replacements for the pair.
Grace, the popular former major leaguer and the team's color analyst, left the crew voluntarily in August after his second driving-while intoxicated arrest in 15 months. Sutton, the play-by-play announcer, was suspended on June 30 for unspecified ''philosophical differences.''
Greg Schulte, who had taken over the television play-by-play duties, will return to his role as radio announcer.
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After suspending each of the pair during the 2012 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks will not be retaining either Daron Sutton or Mark Grace in their announce team for 2013.
Sutton was suspended back in June by the team because of, essentially, his preference towards wearing a suit as opposed to Diamondbacks branded gear in the broadcast booth. As for Grace, he took a leave...
PHOENIX Daron Sutton and Mark Grace will not return as the Diamondbacks' television
broadcast team next season.
The D-backs severed their relationship with Sutton because of "philosophical differences," team presidentCEO Derrick Hall said Thursday.
Grace's Aug. 23 arrest for driving under the influence was the reason he will not retained, Hall said. It was Graces...
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"August my A," Hudson tweeted. "I'll be back by the all star break at the latest."
Further questioned by a Twitter...
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The D-backs are seeking, in about this order:
1. a shortstop
2. a third baseman
3. a power arm for the back of the bullpen
4. a situational left-hander
5. a starting pitcher
Priority No. 1 is probably the left side of our infield, Towers said.
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Can it be a number? Gibson asked.
He was being semi-serious, but he was on point. The D-backs season can be summed up in one number: .500.
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I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s the best baseball-themed mohawk of the season. Just like FOX Sports Arizona said, “it took 162 games, but we finally have a winner for hairdo of the season.”
I’d love to turn this guy upside down and use him as a broom. Splendid look, splendid. And if you have any idea who this gentleman is, please email us.
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