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Pete Van Wieren retiring

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I had grown tired of Skip Caray, but Van Wieren is awesome. Braves broadcasts will never be the same without him.

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/braves/stories/2008/10/21/braves_vanwieren_retires.html
     
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I get the feeling Skip's passing had something to do with this.

    Always did a tremendous job, and I'm sure will be breatly missed next season.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    So now it's All Chip, All The Time?

    Sucks to be a Braves fan.
     
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    What a true pro. Hope he has many good years away from the ballpark.
     
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Thank God TBS doesn't air Braves games anymore.

    Always enjoyed listening to Skip and Pete in the booth. Those two were amazing together.
     
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Who gets the BBQ stand in left right field?
     
  7. BartonK

    BartonK Member

    Chip's duties on TBS keep him from broadcasting on the weekends, so there will definitely be some new blood next year, and some huge shoes to fill.

    The BBQ stand is terrible, but not as overpriced as some ballpark food.
     
  8. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Horrible season, Skip Caray's death, now this.

    I give up on baseball.
     
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Approximately 95 games after the Braves did the same.
     
  10. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Actually, I probably did around the same time, too. Whenever it was that all the high school/college football preview mags started coming out.
     
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I was really pissed then it stopped running Braves games. I haven't lived in the Mets' market since 2005, and that was 15-19 games I could count on watching.
     
  12. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I'm sure it's about 99 percent to do with Skip's passing.

    Skip & Pete's is fine for what it is, stadium BBQ. The prices are about the same as any other ballpark food, so if I can get some BBQ for the same price as a burger or pizza, I usually stop by for a half rack.
     
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