Sunday, August 03, 2008
Very sad news from Atlanta...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting the death of the Voice of the Atlanta Braves, Skip Caray, at the age of 68. He had battled numerous illnesses in recent years, and only worked Braves home games this year.
The son of beloved Cardinals, White Sox and Cubs announcer Harry Caray, Skip developed a style all his own, quite unlike his bombastic father. His sharp, dry wit livened up the Braves games in the 70s and 80s, when they were mostly mediocre or outright awful, long before the 14-year run of division championships that began in 1991.
Now, hopefully, he will get his just due and be given the Ford Frick Award and placed in the Hall Fame. He will be missed by all who love baseball.