Jeffrey Loria Continues To Alienate Marlins Fans
Jeffrey Loria’s obnoxious offseason continues with the holiday firing of Marlins TV analyst Tommy Hutton:
The Marlins and Fox Sports Florida dropped TV analyst Tommy Hutton on Monday, a move that elicited a flood of Marlins-bashing on Twitter.
Hutton — whose lively personality, candor and willingness to criticize made him popular with viewers — was the team’s TV analyst for the past 19 seasons. He said the Marlins and Fox gave him no explanation for why they aren’t renewing his contract.
“All I got was, ‘We’ve made a decision to go in another direction,’ ” he said. “They insisted it wasn’t about budget. I was surprised and shocked the way it was handled given the fact it was two months into the offseason and a couple days before Thanksgiving.”
For their part, the Marlins weren’t explaining:
P.J. Loyello, the team’s senior vice president/communications and broadcasting, said only: “It was a mutual decision between Fox and the ballclub, and we decided to go in a different direction.”
Keep up the good work, Mr. Loria.
Meanwhile, enjoy this from the Hutton files: