Joe Buck Has No Interest In Calling MLB Games For ESPN
While with Fox, Joe Buck called a ton of memorable World Series games. Last year was the first year in 22 seasons that the World Series was not called by Buck. Now that he’s switched over to ESPN, does that mean we’re still going to see Buck back in the booth come baseball season? Don’t count on it.
“They kinda gingerly asked me to do a game during the season,” Buck said. “I think Karl Ravech missed a game, and they said, ‘Would you wanna do it?’ It might have been in St. Louis, I don’t even know. And I said, ‘Let’s just give it some time.’”
“I’m ready to move on from that part of my life,” Buck said. “I’ve done baseball broadcasting since I was 19, professionally. I feel like I’ve done all I could do there. If someday I wanna go back and call a few games – maybe. But I don’t have that itch. I love the sport. I love watching it. I’m so glad I did it. I’m proud of how and what I did, but I don’t have that desire at the moment to just keep doing the same thing over and over and over.”
Doesn’t sound like a firm no, but a no nonetheless. If you really ponder it over, the only chance we’re getting Buck in the booth on an ESPN MLB broadcast is if they can reel him in do to a Cardinals home game. That would appear like the only chance there is that Buck calls a game. Even then, it feels like a big maybe.