With the Red Sox winning the World Series last night in Game 6, that meant it was the last time we'll see Tim McCarver in the booth calling the World Series. After a record 24th World Series, here's how McCarver and Fox said goodbye after the game. Whatever you think of him now, it is a very nice farewell. McCarver's longevity and ability to predict things before they happened have certainly made their mark on the industry. Next year's World Series will be the first time since 1999 that someone aside from Tim McCarver will analyze the games.
I'll proudly be the one who has something nice to say about the team of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. For all those years covering the playoffs, they've informed me of more history of the game than I would maybe never have learned otherwise. I can't for the life of me understand why they're disliked so. For this fan, the broadcast will never be as good again.
"Ability to predict things before they happened"
You know, like "whoever scores the most runs will win this game". Uncanny how often that came to pass.
@whatupay4sports To be fair, it's the same with Troy Aikman, and I truly believe that's true. Without Buck, Aikman is REALLY lost as an analyst. (I prefer Simms and Collinsworth over Troy, but you get my point)
@couponsdude NBC had that series I believe, so it was Bob Costas and Joe Morgan ... which might actually be worse than Buck/McCarver