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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you by now know that FSD will not be bringing back Mario Impemba and Rod Allen per reports. A little over a month ago, the duo had a physical altercation that sent them home from Chicago and replaced for the remainder of the season.
The long-time broadcasting duo hasn’t called a game since September 4, and given the reports that followed the altercation the news shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Tigers beat writer Anthony Fenech talked to several sources about the altercation and it seems that the inevitable finally happened. The duo had a contentious relationship that was sour and it was only a matter of time before it was broken beyond repair.
With a new play-by-play team in the works, just who will replace the long-time duo at FSD? Evan Woodbery throws out several names who could join the broadcast team at FSD. Some notable names include Kirk Gibson, Matt Shepard, John Keating, Craig Monroe, Johnny Kane, Trevor Thompson.
All of those names are relatively known to Tigers fans alike, including the fans who don’t follow the team heavily. Shephard is a Detroit native, who has appeared on broadcasts before. Lynn Henning, of the Detroit News, has a more in-depth look at the possible replacements of the duo. He even suggests Dan Dickerson who does the Tigers radio play.
Dickerson’s voice is already familair to Tigers fans alike, so the transition from radio to television might be an easy one. However, as Henning notes, Tigers radio is even more important to the team than FSD Broadcasts. So moving Dickerson probably won’t happen.
At the Detroit Free Press, Kirland Crawford tries to answer the question as well. Crawford even suggests calling up the Whitecaps play-by-play announcer Dan Hasty.