The Braves television broadcast booth will have a much different look in 2023. Longtime play-by-play announcer Chip Caray has moved onto greener pastures, as he will now call games for the Cardinals in St. Louis. His replacement is Brandon Gaudin, which was revealed about a month ago. Gaudin grew up a Braves fan and has called games across a variety of sports for Fox Sports. He’s also been the voice of Madden since 2017.
Gaudin isn’t the only change Braves fans will recognize this season, however. Today, it was revealed Tom Glavine will return to the broadcast booth in 2023. He’s expected to do about 35 to 40 games this season after deciding not to do games last season to care for his mother, who passed last December.
News: After a year away to spend time with his mother, Hall of Famer Tom Glavine will return to Braves broadcasts in 2023. He estimates he will do 35 to 40 games.
I spoke to Glavine, who is excited to be back.https://t.co/FTtFU58bnM
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) March 15, 2023
“It turned out to be perfect timing, so to speak,” Glavine told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Obviously, if you have a crystal ball and I knew that was gonna happen, it would’ve made even more sense. The fact that I made the decision, was able to spend a bunch of time with her this summer, and now ultimately have her pass away, I’m certainly glad I did it. With all that that went on, it was the right thing at the right time.”
As of this week, Bally Sports has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. My guess is as good as yours as to who will pick up the Braves broadcasts in the long term, but while that situation sorts itself out, Major League Baseball has ensured fans that games will still be televised to those in local markets.
Glavine has a lot of experience doing Braves broadcasts, and I enjoy hearing his input from the booth. I’m happy to have him back in the fold, and Brandon Gaudin could also be a breath of fresh air. Chip Caray is one of the best in the business, but Gaudin is a Braves fan through and through, which should add a bit more excitement to the telecast.
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