ATLANTA (Mar. 18, 2015) – FOX Sports South and SportSouth announced its Atlanta Braves broadcast team for the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season. Play-by-play announcer Chip Caray (@kapaya1234) and analyst Joe Simpson will partner for their sixth season in the FOX Sports broadcast booth. Caray enters his 12th season calling Braves games, while Simpson returns for his 24th. Additionally, Braves legend and MLB Hall of Famer Tom Glavine (@Tom_Glavine) returns for his fourth season to join Caray and Simpson as a guest analyst in the booth for select broadcasts.
Braves LIVE!, the pre- and post-game show for every Braves game telecast on FOX Sports South and SportSouth, will be on-site from Turner Field for all home game telecasts and from the new state-of-the-art FOX Sports South studio when the team is on the road. Host Jerome Jurenovich (@JeromeOnSports) returns for his ninth season where he will be joined by a rotation of former Braves players: Paul Byrd (@PaulByrd36), Brian Jordan (@TwoSportman) and Matt Diaz (@diazfoundation). Byrd enters his third season behind the desk, Jordan will be in his ninth season as a studio analyst and Diaz returns for his second season.
Kristina (Akra) Fitzpatrick (@KA_Fitz), formerly of MLB Network, returns to the Braves announce team as part of a reporter rotation that will include Jenn Hildreth (@jennhildreth) and Byrd to provide exclusive updates and news from the field throughout the games. Fitzpatrick and Hildreth will also host Braves LIVE! for select games.
“Our Braves television roster has a wealth of baseball knowledge and a deep understanding of the game that connects with fans,” said Jeff Genthner, senior vice president and general manager, FOX Sports South. “We’re excited to have such a talented team for the upcoming season.”
FOX Sports South and SportSouth will also televise six Spring Training games beginning tonight with the Braves vs. New York Yankees at 6 p.m. ET on SportSouth.
The Braves open the regular season on SportSouth at the Miami Marlins on Monday, April 6. Coverage begins with a special one-hour Braves LIVE! pregame show at 3 p.m. ET.
Coverage of the Braves home opener against the New York Mets on Friday, April 10 with a special two-hour edition of the Braves LIVE! pregame show at 5:30 p.m. ET.
SportSouth is currently scheduled to air 83 games; 72 games are slated for FOX Sports South.
Throughout the season, Braves fans will find exclusive game-day content, baseball coverage with the Fantasy FOX with Jay Clemons, the popular Chopcast podcast, special features and videos on www.FOXSportsSouth.com.
About FOX Sports South
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth – collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Hounds, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA and the Big 12 Conference. Combined, the four networks produce more than 750 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.