Thursday, July 5, 2012
Daron Sutton; Enough Already!
Last Spring of 2011 one of my blog entries was about how Daron Sutton drives me crazy. I have to turn down the sound when watching Diamondbacks games because he irritates the hell out of me. He speaks in a professorial tone, forego's contractions and sounds like one really bad history professor I once had. Rather than an easy smile his countenance is always a furrowed brow as he first comes on the air and pontificates "he's Mark Grace and I'm Daron Sutton". What's wrong with "Hi folks, Mark Grace and Daron Sutton here and we're coming to you from.....where the Diamondbacks are hoping to end a three game losing street at the hands of the weakest hitting team in baseball".
Sutton's professorial meanderings are not the worst of it. In order to "spice up" the game he'll raise his voice to screachingingly loud decibels just to describe a routine double play. If someone hits a home run Sutton's screams shake the TV speakers and has me running for the mute button.
But that's not my bitch today; my complaint today is that I write on a wide variety of subjects, some political, some personal, and some on a great diversity of subjects. Yet, my Sutton blog, written over a year ago, continues to accumulate viral level page views and now ranks as the 5th largest page view count in the 18 month history of my blog. Why? Because the Diamondback back office is keeping a tight lid on why ole Daron has been suspended.
Derrick Hall; please come clean. If it wasn't Sutton's reluctance to wear the Sedona Red shirt that got him suspended, if it wasn't Sutton's weird criticism of you and the Upton matter, why don't you just come out and tell the Sutton fans what it was. Perhaps then, I'll get fewer angry emails from the Sutton blog written eons ago.
I must admit though; I am greatly enjoying the conventional "game calling" being performed by Mr. Schulte. Hell, he has even manage to curb some of Gracie's silliness. Last night when Montero got hit in the toe by a sinking fastball Gracie spewed "call a toe (tow) truck!" Greg Schulte graciously ignored the terrible pun and the game went on. Thanks Greg. :)