Fired Tigers Broadcaster Mario Impemba Has Landed a New Job
After an altercation that led to the firing of longtime Detroit Tigers Broadcasters Rod Allen and Mario Impemba, the latter may have landed another gig.
The Boston Globe reports that Impemba is expected to be announced as part of the Boston Red Sox broadcast team on the Sox's flagship radio station, WEEI.
Impemba is expected to be one of two rotating announcers joining Joe Castiglione, who has been a Red Sox announcer for the last 36 years. The former Tigers broadcaster will share co-announcing duties with Will Flemming, who calls games for a minor league baseball team in Rhode Island.
The paper indicates that Castiglione will turn 72 next month and this 'mix and match' approach to broadcast partners may give The Boston Red Sox and their radio partners time to evaluate who may eventually be his successor.
Impemba and Rod Allen were suspended and eventually fired after a disagreement turned into a physical altercation in the broadcast booth last September.