Tigers not renewing broadcasters' contract after fight


The Detroit Tigers will have new two new broadcasters in the television booth next season.

After a physical altercation between Rod Allen and Mario Impemba halted their broadcasting of games on September 4, the team is preparing to move forward without them.

Impemba has been the play-by-play voice for the Tigers since 2002 and Allen has done color commentary since 2003.

Tigers prospects, including outfielder Daz Cameron and pitchers Sandy Baez, Eduardo Jimenez, and Gregory Soto, are taking part in the Arizona Fall League, which began play yesterday.

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Neither has spoken publicly since the alleged incident.

It's sad that the 17-year run that these two had came to an ending like this, which is something that no one could've predicted. The Free Press did not report potential successors, but did note that Detroit sports media veteran Matt Shepard and former Tigers player and coach Kirk Gibson finished the season in the booth.

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