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TODAY IS Tuesday October 16th
Mario Impemba, Rod Allen will not return for Tigers broadcasts in 2019
Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 12:00am

(DETROIT) - As expected, the Detroit Tigers will have a new television broadcast team next season. After a late-season falling out escalated to a physical altercation on September 4, longtime Fox Sports Detroit broadcasters Rod Allen and Mario Impemba will not return next season, according to multiple persons with knowledge of the situation. 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. Matt Shepard and Kirk Gibson called the majority of games in Allen and Impemba’s absence.

Rod Allen (left) and Mario Impemba (right) (photo courtesy of David P. Gilkey/DFP)
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