As many of you know, On May 1st Time Warner dealt Fox Cable Networks "Turner South" for a approximately $375 million dollars in cash. Turner South has the rights to broadcast 58 Atlanta Braves game this season and Chip Caray, Don Sutton, Pete Van Weiren, and Skip Caray have essentially "lost" their jobs on the network and will NOT continue to broadcast games on the network. They will continue however on TBS and on the Atlanta Braves radio network. We are extremely fortunate to now have Bob Rathbun and Jeff Torborg calling the action. Really I’m full of it, I couldn’t stand them on 1 game a week on Fox Sports South, let alone 4 or 5 games a week. I’d rather listen to my wife b**ch about me playing xbox too much, or telling me to clean up the dog poop. I wish I didn’t live in an area where there were no Braves affiliates, I’d be must more happy with listening to Skip say something really dumb and Pete calling him out on it, but no I’m doomed to a life of hearing, "When I was managing this team, or when I was a catcher in the big leagues..Jeez, Torborg was a .214 Career Hitter, and had a .469 winning percentage as a manager, but I will say, at least he is better than his predecessor Tom Paciorek.
The fact of the matter is, Atlanta Braves fans expect to hear Skip, Pete, Don, and Chip – Outside of Chip, who has only been with the team for a few years, its like blasphemy, quite like eating cake without the icing. THEY ARE THE VOICE OF THE BRAVES! It’s indeed a shame, and unfortunately there isn’t anything anyone can about it.