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Skip Caray dies. (ESPN)

My father is a long time Braves fan and as a result I grew up listening to a LOT of his calls. A great broadcaster and a hoot to listen to.

Last year during TBS's last Braves broadcast he sang the "Beat the Mets" version of the Mets' theme that the New York papers had scripted during their collapse. It was unscripted and joyous and there are fewer and fewer sportscasters who have the personality that he and his father had.

A tremendous obit by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Not having Skip do the TV games the past few years caused me to watch fewer and fewer Braves games. I always thought he and Van Wieren were an enjoyable combination.
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Such a different announcer than his father, yet still among the best. Losing a lot of great voices lately.

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I really liked the way he called games, and he was a semi familiar voice on my tv growing up being that the Braves were the only other team shown in my area at the time. I actually stopped tuning in to TBS games when he was shuffled out of the lineup because it just didn't seem the same. I hadn't noticed TBS stopped carrying Braves games until a couple of months ago. At least he finally got to call some good baseball teams in the 90's.

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He will be in my mind always for announcing the Sid Bream run in the NCLS...just priceless! He also rocked on bad blowouts and long games when he just started to rant whatever was on his mind...I will miss you Skip! Have a Bud with Dad tonight!

A new man crush!!!
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I always loved how he would slyly dog the movies that were coming up after Braves games on TBS while he was supposed to be schilling them.
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Thanks for the heads up. Billy Beane lived here for ever while in the minor leagues, so he is on the local ESPN radio affiliate with the former GM of the team all the time. He always seems like a heck of guy. I'm glad he is doing well.
- Triple Preperation H, Cool Article on Billy Beane (2002)
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