Its a sad day in Kentucky Sports Radio world with the news that Atlanta Braves broadcasting legend Skip Carey has passed away. Next to only Cawood Ledford, Skip Carey was the voice of my sports youth, calling all the Atlanta Braves games that got me hooked on sports during my childhood in the 1980s. Carey (along with Pete Van Weiren pictured above) had his trademark drawl that made you know you were watching Braves games on TBS. During those days, the Braves were awful, but I watched as many games as possible to see Dale Murphy, Bob Horner, Claudell Washington, Zane Smith, Paul Zuvella, Ozzie Virgil, Rick Mahler, Glenn “Old Mother” Hubbard, Ken Oberkfell and the rest of the Braves titans of last place. And through it all was the voice of Harry Caray’s son leading the way.
When I got to work today and read the news, I was genuinely saddened. At this point in my life there probably is no announcer whose voice I have heard more. For me, Skip Caray is baseball and he will be missed.