According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Braves could lose Chip Caray in the booth to the St. Louis Cardinals, where his father and grandfather have history:
Chip Caray could replace Dan McLaughlin on Cardinals telecasts https://t.co/y1gIVfk36y
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) January 23, 2023
The article says that it is “believed” that Caray interviewed for the position, and he’s a “prime candidate” to replace Dan McLaughlin as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Cardinals.
Sources also said another strong contender, Seattle Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith, has withdrawn his name for consideration. Goldsmith, who went to high school at Principia Upper School, in St. Louis County, and college at Principia, in Elsah, Ill., declined comment.
Goldsmith, 39, and Caray, 57, are believed to have interviewed for the position.
The person hired will work for Bally Sports Midwest, and officials there are not commenting on the search to replace McLaughlin, who left by “mutual decision” last month following his third drunken-driving arrest in a little more than a dozen years. This one carried a felony charge.
He is the son of Skip Caray, who worked in St. Louis at KMOX (1120 AM) for which his duties included broadcasting games of the NBA’s Hawks. He went with them when they moved to Atlanta in 1968 and became a popular figure there and also nationally when he added calling Braves contests to his resumé. That was when TBS was televising their games across the country on cable.
Chip Caray, like his dad and grandfather, grew up in St. Louis. He was born in 1965 and moved with his family to Atlanta in ’68. His parents divorced a short time later, then his mother moved back to St. Louis with Chip and a sister.
I could absolutely see this happening, and if it does, best wishes to Caray. You have to think the Braves would immediately look to Ben Ingram, the voice of the Braves for their radio broadcasts, to replace him. If it isn’t Ingram, you have to think the Braves would have plenty of suitors in a massive destination like Atlanta.