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10 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

I have to say, when Gant was doing the Braves pregame and post-game before going to Fox, he was not great. He had no personality. Maybe he's better with more experience now but at the time he was just boring.

Gant definitely does not fit the personality of Chip. But Gant does have that calm, analytical Pete Van Wieren vibe about him. 

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BOWMAN: Ben Ingram and Tom Hart among hose who could replace Chip Caray. Former Marlins broadcaster Rich Waltz has ties to some Bally Sports South execs. But Bally’s financial woes could influence the decision.

 

Diamond Sports, the Sinclair offshoot that runs the Bally RSNs, is about $4 billion in debt and is in danger of declaring bankruptcy. They won't get anyone who will need to either be bought out of an existing contract or will demand a high salary. Creditors have recently forced Sinclair out of having any further input into the day-to-day operations of the regional sports networks.

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9 minutes ago, K26dp said:

BOWMAN: Ben Ingram and Tom Hart among hose who could replace Chip Caray. Former Marlins broadcaster Rich Waltz has ties to some Bally Sports South execs. But Bally’s financial woes could influence the decision.

 

Diamond Sports, the Sinclair offshoot that runs the Bally RSNs, is about $4 billion in debt and is in danger of declaring bankruptcy. They won't get anyone who will need to either be bought out of an existing contract or will demand a high salary. Creditors have recently forced Sinclair out of having any further input into the day-to-day operations of the regional sports networks.

Should have thought about that before they tried to gouge all of the streaming services. Dip****s. 

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1 hour ago, K26dp said:

BOWMAN: Ben Ingram and Tom Hart among hose who could replace Chip Caray. Former Marlins broadcaster Rich Waltz has ties to some Bally Sports South execs. But Bally’s financial woes could influence the decision.

 

Diamond Sports, the Sinclair offshoot that runs the Bally RSNs, is about $4 billion in debt and is in danger of declaring bankruptcy. They won't get anyone who will need to either be bought out of an existing contract or will demand a high salary. Creditors have recently forced Sinclair out of having any further input into the day-to-day operations of the regional sports networks.

So what happens if it goes bankrupt?

 

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19 minutes ago, falconsd56 said:

So what happens if it goes bankrupt?

 

There's already talks of sells. Sinclair, Bally's parent, tried to sell it to MLB, NHL and NBA but it didnt get anywhere. The rumor now was they might target a deal with Apple or Amazon, both have a desire to increase their sports presence. Sinclair has just totally dropped the ball since taking control a few years ago, they had no idea what they were doing. Dropping all streaming services for their own streaming was just never going to work 

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51 minutes ago, NashvilleFalcon01 said:

I had this thought as well, but he left for the Yankees(at least I thought), then ESPN, then the Cubs. I presume money had its role in all of those decisions. Would the Braves pay him what he wants?

Mentioned above it isn't the Braves, it's Bally and they are broke broke.

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I would love it if we could get Boog. He would be #2 pick behind Ingram. Like DOB said though that's a tough one. He just got a big deal from the Cubs and gets a lot of nights free since the Cubs play so many day games.

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Although a little annoying that he didn't get out of the home base quicker (as we know what happened when he thought his ball was a goner and eventually got benched by Snitker), I love his swagger. It's infectious.

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1 hour ago, ATLBham said:

Although a little annoying that he didn't get out of the home base quicker (as we know what happened when he thought his ball was a goner and eventually got benched by Snitker), I love his swagger. It's infectious.

He's having fun, that's the important thing. DOB mentioned that from his talk with Snitker. They've watched all his ABs down there and he looks happy, he's moving normal again, playing fast. AA and Snit both alluded to Acuña being mentally drained and just not happy with his body last year going from rehab to playing and then all the nagging stuff from sitting around for months. Snit said they're fully expect a normal, 100% Acuna this year.

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3 hours ago, Unknøwn said:

He's having fun, that's the important thing. DOB mentioned that from his talk with Snitker. They've watched all his ABs down there and he looks happy, he's moving normal again, playing fast. AA and Snit both alluded to Acuña being mentally drained and just not happy with his body last year going from rehab to playing and then all the nagging stuff from sitting around for months. Snit said they're fully expect a normal, 100% Acuna this year.

We still won 100+ games with Acuna not fully healthy last year. Can't wait to see how even better we can be this season, especially with division games being reduced.

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18 hours ago, Unknøwn said:

Acuna was granted permission to DH for his Venezuelan team when they made the championship round. 

 

There is talk that RAJ may pull out of the series due to an ugly incident that happened after the HR involving members of his family being harassed while watching from the stands.

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Reports today that Sinclair will take Bally into bankruptcy on $8.6 Billion in debt. The report says they have $585M in the bank and just this year they owe $2 billion to various pro teams for broadcasting rights. The Bally streaming service has failed to draw in anyone and all providers have been dropping Bally because of Sinclair'a expensive demands. One report suggested Sinclair will look to get out of broadcast deals with some teams to cut some expenses. Would be interesting to see where the Braves might land if they were one to be cut off.

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2 hours ago, Unknøwn said:

Reports today that Sinclair will take Bally into bankruptcy on $8.6 Billion in debt. The report says they have $585M in the bank and just this year they owe $2 billion to various pro teams for broadcasting rights. The Bally streaming service has failed to draw in anyone and all providers have been dropping Bally because of Sinclair'a expensive demands. One report suggested Sinclair will look to get out of broadcast deals with some teams to cut some expenses. Would be interesting to see where the Braves might land if they were one to be cut off.

The Bally's app does suck.

 

Hopefully  MLB goes back to Fox and they can go back to FS1

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