Don Sutton has been dropped from the TBS announcing team.
Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who has been in Turner Sports’ Braves broadcast booth for 17 years, won’t be back there next season.
Turner Sports spokesman Jeff Pomeroy confirmed Thursday that Sutton will not be calling Braves games on TBS or radio next year. Pomeroy said Sutton is “mulling an opportunity” to serve as an analyst on the division series playoff games that will air on TBS beginning next year.
Truly a shame. The die was probably cast when they brought in Chip Carey, Skip’s son, at the beginning of the season. Five men in a four man rotation is hard to justify economically, especially when TBS is doing an ever-shrinking portion of Braves games.
Still, Sutton was always a favorite and the combination of his personality and experience was a real asset to the broadcast. He and Skip are my favorites among the crew, although all of them are quite good. Indeed, it’s always a letdown watching a Braves game with someone other than the local crew doing the announcing, as they just aren’t the same.
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