Tim McCarver, Fox Baseball Analyst, is Retiring After This Season

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?

[PSWhat does this mean about our earlier post speculating Andy Roddick and Bomani Jones going to Fox? We’ll see.]

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