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Daron Sutton let go


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1 minute ago, Trendon said:

I just don't understand why this had to happen in the middle of the season, especially with no clear replacement plan moving forward.

Maybe there's more to it that explains it, but it just looks like a classless move by the Angels right now.

There's obviously more to it and I'm sure the team has a clear replacement.

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like the rest of you, the timing on this is puzzling and raises questions.

i found sutton to be much more interesting than victor rojas, but i wasn't a big fan. seemed like a nice guy and definitely was an angels fan. i agree that there's clearly more going on here than we know yet.

i still don't understand why vasgersian isn't on board full time yet. seems more than a little odd to me that he hasn't been able to do this full time yet. but then again, he seems like he's completely in awe of where he is and it comes off sounding kind of childish at times.

if this leads to us hearing more mota, all of us lose. the fact that mota still gets a live mic put in front of him night after night is as mysterious to me as stonehenge. he's the vic the brick of the angels, and that's not a compliment.

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3 hours ago, Blarg said:

A nightmare would be Seeing Eye Dog Smith doing the television feed. The man hasn't seen a pitch in 5 years let alone the trajectory of a hit to the outfield.   

I was listening to the game on the way somewhere the other day, and during an Ohtani AB (!!!) he called the first pitch a little outside (which means it was really down and in), and then proceeded to talk about something else that should have taken 5 seconds but took Terry 2 minutes, and the next thing he called about the game was the 3-2 pitch to Ohtani.

And you're completely right about the trajectory thing.  According to Terry, every single base hit to the outfield "drops in there" whether it's a blooper or a 110 mph rope into the gap.

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12 hours ago, Justin said:

This may be a minority opinion.

This definitely is. 

Have you taken a poll?  I like Gubi overall, except for the references to rock bands that we can't be expected to know.  He gives good info on details of the game including analysis on pitching that is informative and interesting.  I think he's improved since he began.

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I don't like to see people fired, but I really didn't like him as a broadcaster and I'm not particularly hard on them. I am even okay with everyone else on the broadcast. I just found him unlistenable. The timing is weird, but whatever.

Hopefully, they can find someone better.

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I think they really like their ‘player’ games or whatever they call them with Mota and Gubie and guests. Think we will just see more of those in the second half depending on Matty Vs availability. 
 

Sad about Sutton and don’t think the org/Bally has covered itself in glory letting him go mid season. While i do think he wasn’t the easiest listen on occasion and his style didn’t always mesh with Gubie, his passion for the angels and his profession shone through, he brought a spark to the booth and having had the chance to chat to him before the season he’s a genuinely nice man, who was over the moon to be in his dream job. A shame to see it end so abruptly  

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Really hope someone (Fletcher, Jack Harris?) digs into what's behind this move. 

Meanwhile, in looking through Sutton's replies on Twitter, I found this (there is a deleted Tweet in between these two Tweets, but Sutton is replying to this guy):

Maybe this is the kind of thing people just say all the time even if they don't mean it, but it still stood out to me. 

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I didn’t care too much for Sutton’s style (I think he talked too much), but he was obviously a true angels fan so it’s unfortunate. I miss Rojas, really liked his style. If a Angels player did a bonehead move he would call them out.

……I’m looking at you Justin Bour.

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52 minutes ago, halonatic13 said:

I liked Sutton of old when he was our color person.  He's not a lead announcer.  His voice got too high pitched and naisely for me. 

Dish doesn't have Bally West so I've heard very little of Sutton.

But what I have heard did not jibe with my 20 year old recollection of his voice when he was on the radio in 2001.

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12 minutes ago, yk9001 said:

Dish doesn't have Bally West so I've heard very little of Sutton.

But what I have heard did not jibe with my 20 year old recollection of his voice when he was on the radio in 2001.

Maybe you are remembering Mario Impemba who was the lead Angels radio announcer, Sutton was doing color. Maybe that is who the Angels thought they were picking up and realized they screwed up. Impemba is out of work right now, the Red Sox only used him for the 2019 season. 

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1 minute ago, Blarg said:

Maybe you are remembering Mario Impemba who was the lead Angels radio announcer, Sutton was doing color. 

I don't recall either one as a screamer.

But I think that's just a trend in 2021.

Vasgergian's call of Ohtani's home run the other day sounded like a combination of him climaxing during a Scarlett Johansson blow job while simultaneously getting a 120 volt shock to the nuts.

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I actually liked Sutton slightly more than Matty V. Neither one of them hold a candle to Victor IMHO but I thought they both brought different strengths. Daron was definitely a huge homer but I personally didn't mind that.

 

This is a huge surprise especially if Vasgersian doesn't do all the games for the rest of the season. 

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