Report: Chip Caray leaving the Braves for St. Louis

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Not long after it was reported that Chip Caray was in consideration to become the play-by-play announcer for the Cardinals, David O’Brien of The Athletic confirmed that Caray is indeed headed to St. Louis for 2023 and beyond.

The Caray family has been around baseball for the last century. Chip’s grandfather, Harry Caray, was the longtime voice of the Cardinals, and Chip’s father, Skip Caray, was a legend in Braves Country.

As O’Brien notes, Chip Caray has been the play-by-play announcer in Atlanta since 2005 and is leaving by his own choice. There were some things I loved about him and others that drove me nuts, but there’s no questioning that Chip is one of the best in the business and is heading to one of the greatest baseball towns on the planet.

I wish him nothing but the best, but I’m intrigued to see who will be taking over the job in Atlanta. If it were up to me, Ben Ingram would get first dibs. The Braves radio announcer has been nothing short of sensational, and I would love to see him get an opportunity on television.

 

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