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    For some reason- maybe because he was a little before my time- I thought he pitched some of his last seasons for the Braves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyYoung31 View Post
    I forgot Don was an announcer for the Nationals for a few years.
    It was painful having to watch him do a Braves/Nats game on MASN. He knew more about the Braves by a mile. I will always wonder who or what caused that two-year separation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaBrave View Post
    It was painful having to watch him do a Braves/Nats game on MASN. He knew more about the Braves by a mile. I will always wonder who or what caused that two-year separation.
    If i'm not mistaken, wasn't that around the time the Braves started to leave TBS for Peachtree TV/ FOXSports Southeast and were cutting back on the broadcast team?
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    I've been trying to remember how the broadcast team was paired when it was Pete/Skip and Sutton/Simpson. I remember they used to switch the radio/tv broadcasts but don't remember the specifics.

    Sutton was my favorite I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southcack77 View Post
    I've been trying to remember how the broadcast team was paired when it was Pete/Skip and Sutton/Simpson. I remember they used to switch the radio/tv broadcasts but don't remember the specifics.

    Sutton was my favorite I think.
    I seem to remember that Sutton refused to be paired with Skip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    If i'm not mistaken, wasn't that around the time the Braves started to leave TBS for Peachtree TV/ FOXSports Southeast and were cutting back on the broadcast team?
    Yep, I think you are right. You had Boog/Joe on FSS, you had Skip/Chip/Joe/Ernie Jr/Smoltzie in some combo on PTV in 2008-09.

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    It used to be Skip and Joe, and Pete and Don on TBS days.

    One team would call the first half of the game, then they'd rotate. Then the next game the team that finished that one would start it again and vice versa.

    You can see here on this Maddux highlight video on youtube



    Pete and Don are starting the game off the Skip and Joe finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chosen One View Post
    It used to be Skip and Joe, and Pete and Don on TBS days.

    One team would call the first half of the game, then they'd rotate. Then the next game the team that finished that one would start it again and vice versa.

    You can see here on this Maddux highlight video on youtube



    Pete and Don are starting the game off the Skip and Joe finish.

    That was what I thought the pairing was, but wasn't too sure. I liked switching the teams up. Kept it fresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chosen One View Post
    It used to be Skip and Joe, and Pete and Don on TBS days.

    One team would call the first half of the game, then they'd rotate. Then the next game the team that finished that one would start it again and vice versa.

    You can see here on this Maddux highlight video on youtube



    Pete and Don are starting the game off the Skip and Joe finish.
    I don't know if they always did it this way, but for the longest time they would rotate every three innings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkPiggler View Post
    I don't know if they always did it this way, but for the longest time they would rotate every three innings.
    Well, they rotated between TV and radio usually.

    So whoever wasn't calling the game on TBS was on the radio and vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chosen One View Post
    Well, they rotated between TV and radio usually.

    So whoever wasn't calling the game on TBS was on the radio and vice versa.
    That's what I meant. They went three innings on one platform, then swapped with the other guys for three, then back again for the final three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chosen One View Post
    It used to be Skip and Joe, and Pete and Don on TBS days.
    The absolute best. Even Joe wasn't a hater back then.

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    speaking of Skip and Pete

    have this up in the house:



    i loved Pete but Skip was the ****ing man. got those pieces from the public memorial they did at Turner Field and then had a ticket stub from a fanfest that i got them both to sign
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfly View Post
    speaking of Skip and Pete

    have this up in the house:



    i loved Pete but Skip was the ****ing man. got those pieces from the public memorial they did at Turner Field and then had a ticket stub from a fanfest that i got them both to sign
    That’s wonderful Goldy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfly View Post
    i loved Pete but Skip was the ****ing man. got those pieces from the public memorial they did at Turner Field and then had a ticket stub from a fanfest that i got them both to sign
    One of my favorite memories was going to a Braves game with my dad at the Ted. We walked through the gate and Skip was standing at a podium right outside his BBQ joint they had out there....no one really going up to say hello, but we did....

    He was always a treat to listen to.
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    Skip was a frequent attendee at Panos and Pauls Restaurant. One night I was lucky enough to get a table next to his but I had some clients with me so had limited opps to speak to Skip. I asked him what he recommended on the menu. His response was the deep fried lobster. One of my most regrettable mistakes in life.

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    Apparently Don had cancer; didn't realize.
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