After Joe Buck left Fox last year to hitch ESPN’s “Monday Evening Soccer” sales space on a five-year, $75 million contract, he appeared prepared to leave his baseball broadcasting days behind him.
The longtime voice of the World Sequence could also be having a change of coronary heart.
Buck, 54, believes he’ll name MLB video games once more in some unspecified time in the future, although if he does it will solely be for an area broadcast and never nationwide.
“I believe I’ll (do baseball once more),” Buck advised Audacy’s “The PBP: Voices of Baseball” podcast.
“I’ve by no means mentioned that earlier than. However I simply really feel like I’m 53, principally 54, I believe it’s too early to say nevers at this level in my life. I believe in some unspecified time in the future, I’ll get the itch once more.”
In November, Buck advised the “Sports activities Illustrated Media Podcast” that he was “prepared to maneuver on” from calling baseball video games, saying he didn’t “have that itch.”
But it surely seems Buck has been serious about getting again to the ballpark.
“It might be native,” Buck mentioned. “Doing a handful of video games in St. Louis, doing a handful of video games if we transfer to Denver, doing a handful of video games in Minnesota… It’s not going to be ‘Hey, welcome to the World Sequence! That is my twenty fifth.’ I’m carried out with that. That’s sufficient.
“The nationwide stuff is extra prestigious and it’s greater and it comes with extra money and it comes with extra strain. However the native man is there representing the fan.”
Buck’s dad, Jack, was the voice of the Cardinals for 47 years, in addition to being on nationwide broadcasts.
Joe Davis turned Fox’s No. 1 play-by-play voice for MLB broadcasts when Buck went to ESPN.
Buck went to ESPN shortly after his longtime Fox NFL broadcast companion Troy Aikman was lured to ESPN with a five-year, $90 million contract.
Buck additionally known as the U.S. Open golf event for Fox.