Weeks after the Boston Red Sox secured their first World Series victory in 86 years, Fox color commentator Tim McCarver remains in the broadcast booth in St. Louis still sharing witty anecdotes, offering pointers and tips, and providing detailed perspectives on the long-since completed series. McCarver's ongoing broadcast is not available anywhere for viewing.
“I can say with certainty that Tim is aware that the game and the series are actually over,” said one Fox official. “However, he adamantly feels that there are still angles and nuances that the average fan cannot see and he believes he needs to point out and cover these issues completely before ending the broadcast. He seems rather delighted that he can do this with no interruptions from Joe Buck.”
McCarver, evidently, is also continuing to remind fans of Boston’s history of failure, despite the fact that they won the World Series. “Last time we checked,” said the Fox official, “Tim was once again bringing up Babe Ruth, Bill Buckner’s error, Bucky Dent…and regaling the audience with long stories of past Red Sox failures, while drawing comparisons to the Yankees long history of post-season glory.”
And the name confusion that first surfaced in the ALCS, has continued. "While I have to give a heck of a lot of credit to manager Theo Francona,” McCarver said recently, as another day came to a close, “if A-Rod hadn’t laid that girly slap on Aronson—the Yankees might well have won the whole thing. We’ll be right back after this.”