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Going, Going, Gone: Rod Allen and Mario Impemba Are Now Ex-Tigers Announcers


October 09, 2018, 7:48 PM


Mario Impemba (l) and Rod Allen

That's it. 

Tigers announcers Rod Allen and Mario Impemba, who got into a physical altercation on Sept. 4 won't be back next season. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press writes: 

The end of their lengthy run is not surprising: Both Allen and Impemba did not appear on the air for the remainder of the season after the incident.

Impemba, 55, served as the Tigers’ play-by-play broadcaster since 2002.

Allen, 58, was the chief color commentator since 2003. Neither have spoken publicly about the incident, which served as a sour ending to nearly 17 seasons together in the broadcast booth.


Read more:  Detroit Free Press


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