- The Washington Times - Friday, April 6, 2007


There was a Sutton family reunion in the broadcast booth. New Nationals analyst Don sat next door to oldest son and new Diamondbacks play-by-play man Daron. Both Suttons are in their first year with new clubs: Don spent the last 18 years broadcasting the Braves, and Daron did Brewers games for the last five years.

So the question on everyone’s minds, of course, was which telecast would the rest of the Sutton clan be watching?

“My family hasn’t actually moved to Arizona yet,” Daron Sutton said. “So I would guess whoever’s feeding into the ‘Extra Innings’ package.”

Dad disagreed.

“Neither,” Don Sutton said. “They’ll probably be watching ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ ” …

In the time-honored tradition of clubhouse dares, Diamondbacks pitching coach Bryan Price was offered a nice chunk of money from several players before the game if he could eat 10 whole bananas in five minutes. That’s 30 seconds a banana. Few Arizona players believed Price could do it. He did, though no word whether he needed a trip to the restroom after the fact.


There have been only two players named Micah in major league history: outfielder Micah Franklin, who played 17 games for the 1997 Cardinals, and Nationals reliever Micah Bowie. Arizona right-hander Micah Owings will become the third member of the club tonight when he makes his major league debut at RFK Stadium.


Nationals RHP Jerome Williams (0-2, 7.30 in 2006) vs. Diamondbacks RHP Micah Owings (first major league start), 7:05 p.m.

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