Tim McCarver, who has been calling baseball games on Fox Sports seemingly forever, decided he’s going to retire at season’s end. Fox Sports just announced the decision on a conference call. McCarver, 71, has been an analyst for 23 World Series.
When I wrote about McCarver’s contract situation in February, I tossed out a few names (and one current manager) who could replace McCarver:
Bob Brenly – Veteran catcher/manager has won a World Series (2001) and had a nice run in the booth. Has called postseason games since 2007. Left the Cubs (WGN) for the Diamondbacks in October.
John Smoltz – Atlanta Braves pitching legend has taken quickly to the booth since making his debut in 2008.
Ron Darling – Sharp, polished Mets analyst has been calling postseason games on TBS since 2007.
Any other names?
[PS – What does this mean about our earlier post speculating Andy Roddick and Bomani Jones going to Fox? We’ll see.]