Can we start talking about the Curse of Daron Sutton? Because, since the team suspended Sutton, in circumstances which remain murky to say the least, they have lost first Mark Grace and now, the linch-pin of the Spanish announcing team, play-by-play manQuintana, to legal troubles.
AZ Central reports, "Quintana was jailed on $10,000 bail after being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation and criminal damage." The ESPN report says his wife, Karoly, told police she was arguing with her husband "about him going through her cellphone when he allegedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and threatened to kill her. Phoenix police say they were called to Quintana's home Monday night and found his wife with blood on her legs and cuts on her left hand." Additionally, it's reported that their son told police he saw "his father on top of her holding a large kitchen knife."
Yep, doesn't sound like this going to end well. Quintana has a preliminary hearing on July 26, and D-backs spokesman Josh Rawitch said: "The Arizona Diamondbacks take this issue and these allegations very seriously and do not condone, nor will we tolerate violence of any kind. We have taken immediate action to suspend Miguel until this matter is resolved in court."
Quintana joined KIFN Radio (now KVVA) in Phoenix as a sports commentator in 1981,and worked in Los Angeles for a while, before returning in 1995, to become the play-by-play guy for the Arizona Sandsharks indoor soccer team. He has also been one of the stadium announcers for the World Baseball Classic, both here and in Anaheim, has been a baseball commentator for the Mexican Pacific League and worked play-by-play for the Arizona Rattlers. He and his wife have four sons and three daughters.
[Hat-tips to Guru B and tsbass180 for their Fanshots and Fanposts respectively on the topic]