While we believe McCarver was actually forced out by the Foxies, it was still time for him to go. Not because he had lost his fearless approach or his uncanny ability to first-guess better than any TV analyst in any sport. And not because he had lost his enthusiasm for preparation. Or his curiosity, either. It was getting harder for Tim McCarver to be Tim McCarver.
The two-time champion catcher will call the World Series this year and then retire from his analyst job at Fox. “I wanted to step down while I know I can still do the job and proud of the job I’ve done,” the 71-year-old McCarver said during a conference call today.