Report: Tim McCarver may join Cardinals' broadcast team

Tim McCarver (left) may be ready for a return to the booth. (USATSI)
Tim McCarver (left) may be ready for a return to the booth. ((USATSI)

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Veteran broadcaster and former major-league catcher Tim McCarver of course stepped away from his longtime job as a Fox television commentator after the 2013 World Series. Now, it seems he may be pondering a return to the booth. Here's this from Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Sources said there have been discussions about him being a part of the team’s broadcasts next season, probably in a limited role.

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McCarver, contacted Thursday, did not want to talk about any specific job possibilities for next season. But he did reiterate that he hasn’t retired at age 72.

"As I (said) this past summer I was not retiring — I never used that word," he said. "And yet it was used all over the country’’ when his Fox run ended. “I can‘t quit cold turkey, (at least) I hope I can’t quit cold turkey. So we’ll see. I just don’t want to crawl in a hole some place for the rest of my life. That’s unrealistic."

McCarver, 72, spent 12 of his 21 seasons as a player in a Cardinals uniform, so there's certainly enough history to back up such a move, should it come to pass.

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