We heard reports yesterday that Chip Caray was interviewing with the St. Louis Cardinals for the same role, and less than 45 minutes later, it was revealed he was leaving the Braves. Now, Atlanta is looking for a replacement, and they don’t have much time to find one:
Tom Hart and Ben Ingram are among those who could replace Chip Caray. Former Marlins broadcaster Rich Waltz has ties to some Bally Sports South execs. But Bally’s financial woes could influence the decision
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) January 24, 2023
You have to think a job like this is appealing to a lot of guys, especially with the national audience that comes with the Braves. I’m not sure how serious Bally’s “financial woes” are, but it would likely be difficult to promote somebody from within to do play-by-play. The gig seems like something Jeff Francoeur really doesn’t want to do half of the time, and Brian Jordan probably isn’t right for the job either. We’ll see what the Braves decide, but I’d be willing to wager they make a decision quickly.
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