Braves News: Chip Caray could be moving on to call Cardinals games
If you have watched Atlanta Braves games for the past decade plus, you have likely become very familiar with the voice of Chip Caray on the local broadcasts. From his propensity to think every fly ball that clears the infield is going to be a home run to his running bits/mistakes and willingness to commiserate about how bad modern baseball is with anyone who will listen, Chip has become a mainstay on gameday coverage for the Braves.
However, while the Caray name has connections going back to Chip’s dad and legendary broadcaster Skip Caray’s days calling Braves games, the family, including Chip, have roots in the midwest and, in particular, Missouri. That could be one reason why we could see Chip move on in the near future.
Obviously nothing is certain here, but one of the St. Louis papers of record putting Chip’s name out there as a potential Cardinals broadcaster does mean something. Chip’s grandfather, Harry Caray, called Cardinals games before eventually being the face of Chicago Cubs broadcasts and Chip grew up in the St. Louis area. While Chip has had a long tenure with the Braves at this point, its unclear at best if he is beloved by the Atlanta fanbase and heading back to St. Louis could be appealing for Chip as a bit of a homecoming.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Chip flirted with broadcasting games for a different franchise, either. In the early 1990’s, he was connected to a Cardinals broadcast opening, he called Seattle Mariners games for a couple years, and he was the Cubs’ announcer for seven seasons after the death of Harry in 1998.
If you want to speculate on who would be great to replace Chip if he were to move on, Boog Sciambi would be a great name with some name recognition, who knows the game well, and doesn’t, you know, hate baseball. Other names more familiar to Braves fans that could be great include local favorites Ben Ingram and Grant McAuley.