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(Major League Baseball)   The last surviving member of the great Atlanta Braves broadcasting trio of Ernie Johnson, Skip Caray, and Pete Van Wieren is no longer the last surviving member of the great Atlanta Braves broadcasting trio. RIP Professor   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 12
    More: Sad, Braves, Chip Caray, hitting streak, Pete van Wieren, Braves broadcaster, voice calls  
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2014-08-02 06:50:34 PM  
Great?
 
2014-08-02 06:59:30 PM  
This is a very sad day for Braves fans. I went to my first game at Atlanta Fulton County in 1978 and after we moved from Atlanta two years later, I grew up watching some awful teams on TBS through the 1980s and I heard these guys call hundreds, maybe over a thousand games over some 25-30 years.
 
2014-08-02 09:17:53 PM  

SurfaceTension: Great?


Yes he is and every broadcaster would say the same.
 
2014-08-02 09:34:57 PM  
RIP

F*ck Cancer.
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Yes, great.
 
2014-08-02 09:38:32 PM  
Oh, man, I was so confused until I learned there was an Ernie Johnson, Sr.
 
2014-08-02 09:47:20 PM  
Without Pete to balance things out, I don't know how far I could have gotten with Skip's dryness. His sarcasm was okay in small enough doses, but sometimes he just sounded like he had a stick up his ass. Pete in the booth with him evened things out very nicely and they made a great team.

I figured Sutton would lose it while talking about PVW in the pregame tonight, and he did not let me down.
 
2014-08-02 10:19:52 PM  
Sad day, indeed.
 
2014-08-02 10:29:04 PM  
Favorite PVW story:

An emailer asked how Skip "knew" where fans were from when they caught foul balls.

Skip goes on and on about and eventually Pete says he wants to try. Well it took a few pitches but finally a ball goes into the stands. A fan grabs it...

There's a couple of seconds and then Pete says...

Battle Creek Michigan!

Skip, I, and everyone else lost it.
 
2014-08-02 11:45:17 PM  
Technically he's still the last surviving member. He's just no longer surviving.
 
2014-08-02 11:57:26 PM  

Bitter Polish Adjutant: Technically he's still the last surviving member. He's just no longer surviving.


If he's no longer surviving, how can he still be the last surviving member? I do not think you are the best kind of correct.
 
2014-08-03 11:37:47 AM  
He was the last member to survive, hence the last surviving member.
 
2014-08-03 12:16:40 PM  

Bitter Polish Adjutant: He was the last member to survive, hence the last surviving member.


He no longer is, though, nor is he anything else except dead. "This parrot... has ceased to be."
 
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