Skip Caray, announcer for the Atlanta Braves died yesterday. According to the news report, he took a nap and never woke up. He was 68 years old. If you are not from the South, perhaps you don't recognize Skip but if you follow the Atlanta Braves, he was the voice of the Braves for 30 years.
Harry Caray was Skip's father and all Cubs fans remember him fondly. He was quite a character. I remember going to one of the last Cub games that he announced. He always sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at the 7th inning stretch with quite possibly the worst voice to ever sing. But he did it with such enthusiasm that everyone enjoyed it. After he died, his grandson Chip (on the left in the photo above, with his grandfather and father next to him) did the broadcasting for the Cubs. After a couple of years, he joined the Braves and now is one of the voices of the Braves. What a family tradition!
Thank you Harry and Skip - may you both rest in peace.