from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution’s Tim Tucker on the Atlanta Braves last broadcast ever on the Turner Broadcasting System which came in 3-0 loss to Houston on Sunday:
Skip Carey sums it all up……
During the nostalgic telecast, here’s how longtime broadcaster Skip Caray said goodbye:
“The people all over the country who send you Christmas cards every year; the people who when dad passed, 5,000 of them sent notes or condolence cards; when I lost my brother the people all over the country who sent condolence cards as well â€” how do you thank those people and how do you say goodbye to those people? I don’t know, but I’m trying to do it.
“You all must know how we feel and how I feel about you. You brought me back five years ago when they tried to bury me on television. The executives didn’t [bring me back]; you did.
“… To all you people who have watched the Braves for these 30 years … thank you. We appreciate you more than you will ever know. … When we first came on the air on TBS, which was then WTCG, the big TV shows were M*A*S*H, Dallas, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days and Charlie’s Angels. We outlasted them all. The only one that beat us was 60 Minutes.
“We don’t want to get all maudlin here, but thank you folks and God bless you. And we’re going to miss you every bit as much as you miss us.”
Caray plans to be back in the booth next season, working some games on Turner’s Peachtree TV in Atlanta as well as radio.