It’s official! Former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tim McCarver is set to join the Fox Sports Midwest broadcast team.
It has been known for some time that McCarver was stepping down from his role as the lead analyst of MLB Game of the Week on Fox. However, he was’t quite ready to say goodbye as word leaked out in December that the veteran broadcaster was considering joining the Cardinals broadcast team on FSN Midwest.
Dan Caesar reported yesterday in the St Louis Post-Dispatch:
"“The deal has not been completed — but it will,” he said, adding that the dates he’ll be working still are to be finalized. “We’ll get it straightened out. I know I’ll be doing Cardinal games, I just don’t know the exact situation.”"
It’s been estimated that McCarver will call about 30 games for the Cardinals. Keep in mind that radio broadcaster Mike Shannon just signed a multi-year contract extension but is expected to have a similar schedule as last season, where he would not be joining the team on road trips of three cities or more. Ricky Horton and Al Hrabosky will fill in on the radio as needed. One would assume that McCarver will have a TV role during these road trips more so than home games.