Tommy Hutton is out as the Marlins announcer

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Tommy Hutton has called Marlins games for 19 seasons, but he won’t be calling a 20th: the Marlins and Fox have decided not to renew his contract. The rest of the broadcast team remains in place.

According to this story in the Miami Herald, neither the club nor Fox gave a reason for getting rid of Hutton apart from a desire to change direction. Hutton doesn’t know why he’s gone either. All that is known is that the Marlins and Fox agreed to do this jointly, which suggests displeasure on their part for some reason.

And none of us on the outside can know the reason for their displeasure. Though we can know that you’re not going to go wrong too often in life betting on “the Marlins under Jeff Loria are going to make a bad choice for selfish and irrational reasons.”