Tim McCarver is not entirely done drooling on himself in the booth. Months after apparently doddering off into the sunset as a baseball analyst, McCarver has revealed that he will in fact keep on chugging in 2014, calling up to 30 Cardinals games for Fox Sports Midwest this summer.
The circle of life quality of his return to St. Louis, where he played as a catcher in the ’60s, was not lost on Tim.
“It’s fabulous, a complete merry-go-round, it’s wonderful,” he said. “Coming back to St. Louis after starting there some 55 years ago is obviously special.”
McCarver called his last game as a member of the Fox A-team alongside the equally-loathed Joe Buck last October.
The 72-year-old McCarver built a reputation as a solid baseball analyst in his younger days, but steadily declined over the years to become a dull, occasionally incomprehensible stater of the obvious. Like a more-wrinkly Phil Simms.
Unfortunately, old announcers are harder to get rid of than old Senators. So McCarver will be back for one more limited run. And one more after that. And one more after that.
It’s all about name recognition in the announcing game. Just like politics.