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Daron Sutton was suspended because he wants to wear a suit and tie on the air

Jun 28, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

daron sutton and mark grace

Nick Piecoro has an update to the suspension of Diamondbacks announcer Daron Sutton. We heard yesterday from Jerry Crasnick of ESPN that the dispute was possibly about the dress code, and that Sutton was suspended due to “insubordination,” though it wasn’t very specific. Now Nick has this:

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.

That’s backwards from what a lot of people assumed when this was reported yesterday.  And no, I have no idea when the pic attached to this post was taken. I assume it was on the same day this was created.

In other news, what would you do to a co-worker who totally tried to kill casual days? Man, buzzkill, Daron. Buzzkill.

  1. kranepool - Jun 28, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    a couple of weeks ago I was out at Citi Field and Jonas Schwatrz of SNY who is usually a studio host, was the in game reporter for SNY on that nights Mets-Reds game. He was wearing a blue SNY polo with beige khakis and sneakers. He look more like a sales clerk at Best Buy than a TV personality. Maybe Sutton is on to something

  2. Ick McWang - Jun 28, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Wow, never thought I would see the day when a professional was punished for wanting to portray the most professional appearance he could.

  3. mrzonk - Jun 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    Another article was written today, based on Hall’s interview and he basically said nothing. He supported Sutt and said he liked him but was unable at the time to give explanation. If indeed it was over a dress code and Sutt wanted to wear a suit, the whole thing sounds absurd. This would then point the finger at Gracie, complaining about having to wear one. This might explain why Gracie was gone the few days before and also support the theory they dislike one another. Who knows.

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