11.30.09

The Happiest News Baseball Fans Will Hear Short Of “Buck, McCarver, Lost At Sea”

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“Chip Caray™s high-volume style was mixed with a penchant for bad play calls, embellishments and factual errors,” writes the New York TImes’ Richard Sandomir.  On the bright side, however, he never uttered an obscenity or openly fantasized about fellating Ron Gardenhire, but he’s jobless just the same, removed from his role as TBS’ lead baseball announcer.  From Sandomir / TImes :

In a memo sent to company employees, David Levy, the president of Turner Sports, wrote on Monday: œSince the end of this year™s M.L.B. playoffs, we™ve had several discussions with Chip Caray regarding 2010 and beyond. Both sides have agreed that now is the right time for Turner Sports and Chip to move ahead on different paths.

Caray had some time left on his contract with Turner, where he also called Braves games on the Peachtree TV cable network. Levy said the company was looking at a œnumber of candidates to replace Caray at both positions.

One Response to “The Happiest News Baseball Fans Will Hear Short Of “Buck, McCarver, Lost At Sea””

  1. Ben Schwartz says:

    A nice listing of Chip’s mistakes ifrom October:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/sports/baseball/09sandomir.html

    I have to say, TBS firing Caray over competence issues sends a cold chill thru the sports broadcasting world. You can get fired for doing a bad job? Then again, my dream team for the South Side of Chip Caray and Hawk Harrelson is one step closer to reality.

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