I was sad today to read that Atlanta Braves announcer Skip Caray had passed away. Growing up, Braves games on TBS were just about the only baseball I got to see. They were on television so much, it even caused one of my three younger brothers to become a Braves fan (he’s the black sheep).
Anyway, Caray was always entertaining, even when the Braves were awful. It cracked me up when he would muse that “tonight would be a good night to paint the seats” because the Braves were drawing so poorly at the gate. My favorite Caray quote is this one, however:
But seven years later, amidst yet another meltdown by the Braves bullpen, he said: “The bases are loaded again, and I wish I was, too.”