Atlanta Braves broadcaster extraordinaire named Sportscaster of the Year finalist

Brandon Gaudin gained recognition recently for his excellent work for the Atlanta Braves.

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Atlanta Braves fans have been treated to some of the best broadcasters in baseball over the years. Chip Caray left the Braves after the 2022 season and the Braves suddenly found themselves looking for the next voice of the team.

Brandon Gaudin ended up being the person selected for the job and Atlanta fans didn't know it at the time but they now had one of the best voices in all of baseball. Gaudin is very good at emoting what is happening in the game and keeping fans engaged.

He was mostly known for calling football and basketball games but had called a select amount of MLB games. Gaudin was a big Braves fan growing up and even wrote a letter to Skip Caray. The letter was asking for advice on how to become a sports broadcaster. I'd say he took the advice seriously and has done well for himself.

His incredible work for the 2023 season earned him a spot as a finalist for the 2023 NSMA Sportscaster of the Year Award.

The Indiana native is a graduate of Butler University, where he was named “Most Outstanding Communications Student” and one of the “Top 10 Male students” in his graduating class of 2006. After college, he began his professional career calling Minor League Baseball games for the Orem Owlz in the Los Angeles Angels organization.

Gaudin felt like he was the absolute perfect fit to replace Chip Caray who was mostly loved by Braves Country. Chip did have a tendency to over do it at times on fly balls to the outfield and state the obvious.

He was no stranger to baseball as his first job was with the Orem Owlz. Orem was the minor league affiliate for the Los Angeles Angels until 2020. The Owlz franchise relocated to Windsor, Colorado, and became the Northern Colorado Owlz and are an independent league team.

He was also no stranger to working in Atlanta as he was the voice for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets starting in 2013 until he signed on with the Big Ten Network in 2016. He remained a resident of Atlanta, however.

Gaudin also became the voice of the Madden video game franchise in 2016 as he replaced Jim Nantz. That is probably how most people are familiar with his voice.

Brandon also occasionally called Major League Baseball games for Fox Sports. He was absolutely qualified for the job and is the perfect addition to what became one of the best broadcast teams in all of baseball.

Gaudin joined with Jeff Francouer, Tom Glavine, Peter Moylan, and Kelly Crull as the Bally Sports South crew for what was a historic 2023 season for the Braves. I've never seen a crew mesh as well as they did. Everyone had great chemistry and always seemed to feed of one another with ease. I was entertained all season.

Brandon was great at always evoking the perfect emotions during the game and grabbed your attention immediately. He had some nice quips and threw in humor where it was appropriate. I mean we can't forget about the Pierce Johnson and Brad Hand moment. If you know, you know.

This honor is well deserved as Brandon immediately boosted the Braves broadcast team and made them one of the best in baseball. He always has something interesting to inject and gives great insight on what's happening during the game.

Exciting plays are given just the right amount of emotion and you are swooped into the moment as if you are right in the action. He does a great job carrying the conversation and keeping the attention of fans during lulls in action.

His team enjoys having him around and giving him grief for a certain baserunning tutorial which featured one of the best slides you'll ever see. Sorry Brandon but the people need to see it.

I hope Brandon Gaudin stays with the Atlanta Braves for a long time. If there's one knock fans have against him, it likely has to do with his... abnormal Waffle House order.

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