Over the last decade, there has been two distinct voices narrating the Fall Classic as Joe Buck and Tim McCarver have become the voices of a lot of childhoods over the years. From their first World Series back in 1998 to their final game called together in Boston last year, the Buck-McCarver duo has been criticized but tolerated over the years.
But the times have changed, and with McCarver now out as Buck’s announcing partner in the booth, Fox has replaced him with two new faces to form a three man announcing crew for the 2014 World Series. According to The Big Lead, Fox has hired Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci to join Buck in the booth this October.
Fox quietly decided to unveil its new “A-Team” that will call the World Series this Fall: Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci will join Joe Buck in the booth, two sources tell The Big Lead.
Reynolds has long been a fan favorite for those who love baseball and his addition to the announcing team should immediately boost the quality of the broadcast. Verducci is the lesser known among casual baseball fans, but he’s been reporting on the game for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge to bring to the booth as well.