Atlanta Braves bringing back the four-man legends booth with a special twist

Last season, four Braves legends teamed up to produced one of the most entertaining broadcasts ever. This year, they're running it back.
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Last season, Bally Sports announced a four-man broadcast crew consisting of Atlanta Braves Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz, along with former Brave and then full-time analyst Jeff Francoeur. Their first game, which on paper seemed like it would be a pitcher's duel, turned into a shootout and the crew was wildly entertaining throughout.

Of course, after several lead changes with unbelievable homer after unbelievable homer, the game ended on a walk-off homer with one of the most iconic calls of all time by the legends.

The crew got one more game last season, and Bally saw the broadcasts as a success because they're running it back on May 15 when Atlanta takes on the Chicago Cubs.

The four-man broadcast is back, with one big change

In between the second and third innings of last nights game, Jeff Francoeur appeared on the broadcast to announce the four-man booth and to allude to the change in the lineup.

John Smoltz then appeared to say that he would not be joining the crew when the Braves play the Cubs on May 15. Instead, he'll be replaced by former catcher Brian McCann.

McCann has joined the Braves broadcast before, making a cameo when Chip Caray and Franceour called the game from the chophouse. He's also made a few cameos on the telecast as a fan in the crowd.

The rest of the four-crew will remain the same, with Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, and Frenchy all reprising their roles in the booth. We'll see more hilarious clips, like Chipper steamrolling Greg Maddux, and likely hear Jeff Francoeur roast his good friend Brian McCann as well.

The crew will likely also be joined by other former Braves throughout the game. The May 15 game starts at 7:20 PM EST, and you do not want to miss out on it.

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