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Chip Caray trolls Bryce Harper

Jul 1, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

I’m not the biggest Chip Caray fan in the world, but this is pretty witty:

This, of course, in response to Bryce Harper publicly criticizing Matt Williams’ lineup yesterday.

No word from Chip’s broadcast partner Joe Simpson, but I presume he’s off talking about how he wished Harper would have an anvil fall on him.

  1. renaado - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Statement may be small but dang… Is it so deep.

  2. chacochicken - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Baseball player gives non P.R. approved opinion; ludicrous overreaction ensues.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      Twenty-one-year-old thinks he knows more than world. World disagrees.

      • chacochicken - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:02 PM

        I guess that is a big deal since that is the first time anything like that has happened on Earth. Although he thinks he might know better than Matt Williams and that is clearly not a stretch.

      • 18thstreet - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:45 PM

        Thinks he knows more than his manager, which he does.

        Still should have kept his mouth shut.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 2, 2014 at 10:11 AM

        Every employee knows more than his boss, just ask him. Most do manage to keep quiet about it.

      • 18thstreet - Jul 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM

        And good managers — in every field — don’t go out of their way to humiliate the people they supervise.

  3. 18thstreet - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    I can’t believe Chip Carey said something this funny. He must have a ghostwriter.

    • chacochicken - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:03 PM

      I think the Iron Sheik runs his twitter feed.

    • mikhelb - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:09 PM


      • 18thstreet - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:32 PM

        Embarrassing mistake. He only got his job because of his last name; I should at least spell it correctly.

  4. natstowngreg - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    The minute I wasted reading this is gone, never to return.

    • stex52 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      You want regrets? Try reading “Atlas Shrugged”.

      • natstowngreg - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:35 PM

        Thanks, but I’ll just take your word for it.

      • Gamera the Brave - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:50 PM

        “Atlas Shrugged?” There was much blood oozing from my eyes and ears whilst reading that.
        Hurts less on a repeat reading, however. It appears that you can develop a tolerance to a droning, dogmatic writing style…

      • dcarroll73 - Jul 2, 2014 at 12:29 AM

        They didn’t misspell her name ‘Iron Rant’ for nothing (there’s a scene in the movie _The Incredibles_ in which two superheroes talk about how they can always defeat the villains when they “start monologuing.” I guess her champions on the White team didn’t ever pick up on that.)

  5. jsala02 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Chip Carey is the worst

    • mikhelb - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      And what about Chip Caray?

  6. jerze2387 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Joe buck is the only broadcaster in baseball worse than Chip Caray. Living in chicago, I had to listen to this moron for years. Was so happy when he left. Another horrible announder riding on his daddys coat tails

    • 18thstreet - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      Caray is way, way worse. I know people hate Buck, but it’s not even close. If Buck were not as high profile, he wouldn’t get as much vitriol.

      • jerze2387 - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM

        Buck knows nothing about either of the sports he announces (and admits it!), plus he defines the word pompus. At least caray is only 78% as pompus as Buck.

      • tigersfandan - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:52 PM

        I’d much rather listen to Joe Buck than Kenny Albert.

  7. papacrick - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Bryce Harper would look like a much better player if he didn’t debut the same time as Trout. You know that had to dent his larger than life ego

    • infieldhit - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM

      A-Rod seemed like a kid who was always being asked why he couldn’t be more like his more responsible older brother, Jeter.

      I’m getting the same feeling from Harper and Trout.

  8. goodellisruiningtheleague - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    I love how much Craig hate reports about the Nationals

  9. karlkolchak - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Chip Carey is a tool who got his job through pure nepotism. Bryce Harper, on the other hand, got where he is because he has actual talent. I’ll always take the side of the guy who wasn’t born on third base and thought he hit a triple.

  10. chiadam - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Line drive!! Base hit!!

    Caught out there!!

    • tigersfandan - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      I assume you are referring to a call Caray made in Game 163 in 2009? Or did he say it more than once?

      • 18thstreet - Jul 2, 2014 at 7:22 AM

        If you go to Chip Caray’s wikipedia page, there are links (in the footnotes) to several devastating columns about the quality of his work after a couple games on TBS, including the one here. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times regularly ripped him apart. It was not just about one bad call. Those three columns are typical of what listening to a Chip Caray game (at least on the national broadcast) was like.

        This metaphor falls apart quickly, but stick with me anyway. Marion Barry was a terrible, terrible mayor. And then he got caught smoking crack. And now he’s remembered as the mayor who smoked crack. It’s the best thing that could have happened to his reputation because the hundreds of other awful things he did are generally forgotten. His defenders get to say Barry was a good mayor who made one bad mistake. That’s Chip Caray with the “caught out there” moment. It’s overshadowed his mundane horrible-ness. He’s the worse.

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