Warren Sawkiw Out, Alan Ashby In
The Star reports that former Jays farmhand and current Fan 590 analyst Warren Sawkiw will be relieved of his duties. To take his place will be former “original” Jay Alan Ashby who most recently has worked with the Houston Astros as a radio analyst.
“We’ve been wanting to go to more of a traditional major league radio broadcast with a play-by-play man and generally speaking, an ex-player with major league experience as the analyst,” said FAN general manager Nelson Millman.
“Warren’s a first-rate guy and did a great job, but this was an opportunity to bring in a guy with major league experience and broadcasting experience.”
“This is no disrespect to Warren, who did an exemplary job in tough circumstances,” he said. “Last year he deserved the opportunity to do another year, but when this came up it seemed like the right move.”
Taken from a previous Mop Up Duty article regarding Jays broadcasters:
As Daperman put it, Warren Sawkiw blows sunshine all day. I can’t tell if he is a real human being or not or a robot with a huge smile. Nothing he says has any substance.
It is safe to say we are not sad to see him go. Best of luck Warren, and welcome Alan.