Even though the Yankees still don’t know who they’re playing, TBS has announced that its top broadcast team of Chip Caray and Ron Darling will be covering the Yankees/AL Central divisional series.
To be honest, I don’t have a strong opinion one way or the other on Caray, though I recall not being particularly impressed with him a few years ago when TBS had the Yankees/Indians series. Darling, on the other hand, is terrific and I’ve always found him to have the right mix of serious analysis and wit. I think you guys will enjoy him.
Check out this quote from Darling on A.J. Burnett, who came up on a media conference call TBS had with some of its broadcasters: “When he’s on, he’s unhittable. He has a slider that when he throws it where he wants, no one can hit it. The key for him is, he’s kind of an excitable boy. Sometimes that works in his advantage, sometimes I think it works against him. Getting in charge of his emotion will be key. He’s brought a lot of levity to that team. The Yankees were always a team that seemed more like IBM than Apple.”