Long-time Atlanta Braves broadcaster, and briefly-former Chicago Cubs broadcaster, Chip Caray is leaving his post with the Braves to take the same job with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Here’s how Braves beat writer David O’Brien reported the scoop:
(Look. I know that Harry Caray was a Cardinals broadcaster for a time, but calling him “legendary former Cardinals broadcaster” is like us calling Jim Edmonds “legendary former Cubs center fielder” … well, actually, I guess I do that sometimes.)
Chip Caray, 57, was the play-by-play man for the Cubs from 1998 through 2004 (yes, THAT season, which saw both Caray and Steve Stone leave after the season). Since then, he’s been the play-by-play man for the Braves.
The St. Louis Cardinals gig opened up after long-time Cardinals voice Dan McLaughlin departed following his third arrest for DWI.
All the best to Caray with his new organization, and to hopefully providing us many moments of enjoyable SCardenfreude.