For better or worse watching Atlanta Braves baseball will be decidedly different upcoming season, and not just due to the turmoil with Bally Sports. After 18 years as a broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves, Chip Caray signed a deal to become the top announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals. Loved by some, and despised by others, Caray has been a mainstay for the Atlanta Braves organization over the course of the years serving two stints in the booth.
Since the news was announced last week, fans have wondered who would take Caray's spot and whether any decisions would have an impact on the radio booth as well. Mark Bowman appears to have answered both questions today.
Atlanta Braves Broadcast Moving Forward
Ben Ingram's name was one that many fans quickly put forth to replace Caray on the television side. Ingram has been with the Braves since 2011 and moved into his spot as the lead announcer along with Joe Simpson in 2019. Although he would have been a good addition to the televesion programming, it seems like both sides wanted to keep Ingraham where he is. Ingram is immensely popular amongst the fan base, and works well alongside Joe Simpson so keeping the pair together makes sense. Hopefully it means we'll keep being treated to radio calls like this one:
In Tom Hart, the Braves would be getting another broadcaster familiar to the organization. Back in the old Fox Sports South/Southeast days, Hart served as a pre and post-game host as well as an onfield reporter. Most recently, Hart has worked with the SEC Network as the "SEC Saturday Night" announcer for the network's primetime games alongside Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic. Hart is an excellent announcer, who comes with a good pedigree and would be an excellent addition to the Atlanta Braves organization.