Listen, I’ve never met Tim McCarver but I’m sure I’d like the guy. He has that genuine, happy Grandfather persona going on. But to many, his baseball analysis is nothing short of awful.
In addition to speaking to you as if you’re five years old and have never seen a baseball game, you get gems like this:
And yes, I understand McCarver has a job to explain baseball to those who’ve never watched the sport, especially since many ‘new’ fans watch the postseason, but it can come across as mildly condescending at times.
So when FOX decided to part ways with McCarver after the World Series, many were thrilled with the upcoming change as new blood would be entering the broadcast booth moving forward. However, McCarver, despite moving on never said he retired and according to the St. Louis Dispatch, he could potentially find a job with the St. Louis Cardinals:
Sources said there have been discussions about him being a part of the team’s broadcasts next season, probably in a limited role.
The Dispatch says the contacted McCarver over the potential hiring and he insisted that he didn’t want to speak about it, though did reiterate he had not retired.