Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci to replace Tim McCarver in Fox booth


March 3, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh talks with MLB analyst Harold Reynolds prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tim McCarver is such a titan of broadcasting, it takes two men to replace him in the booth.

Fox has reportedly decided which two mortals shall take the place of McCarver on Fox’s World Series broadcast team this season. Former ESPN talking head Harold Reynolds has been tabbed per The Big Lead, along with SI scribe Tom Verducci.

Reynolds and Verducci will squeeze into the Fox booth alongside Joe Buck, who has been the network’s big kahuna baseball and football voice for over a decade.

Fox had no comment when contacted by The Big Lead for confirmation.

I personally don’t care about announcers, since I always turn down the sound and crank up some tunes anyway, but I’m sure the blogosphere and Twitterverse will have plenty to say about these hires. And it will mostly be negative.

In the eyes of most bloggers and Twitterers, there is no such thing as a good announcer. Vin Scully is the only guy they grudgingly admire. Every other announcer to them is just some guy who is doing the job they should be doing.

Cause talking extemporaneously about baseball for three hours on broadcast television is easy.

McCarver meanwhile will take his titanic broadcasting skills to the Cardinals booth this summer on a limited basis.

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