Joe Buck Thinking About Ending His Baseball Broadcasting Career Very Soon

By on December 29, 2016

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Every year, most baseball fans loath having to hear longtime broadcaster Joe Buck call a game, but some good news may be on the way for those fans.

Tuesday night, during a long Q&A with 590 The Fan’s Tim McKiernan at The Improv Shop in St. Louis, Buck was asked about his comments that he might like to step back from his baseball broadcasting obligations in the near future.

“Yeah, I think I — I love it — but I’ve been doing it for a long time and I feel like somebody else should do it. I’ve done enough. I’m signed for three more World Series, and that’ll be 22 — which is stupid to even think about. If somebody said right now, before I walk outta here, you’re done, I’ve had the greatest career miles beyond anything I could have ever dreamed.

But I would like to get some of my time back and be at home, be in St. Louis, be with my wife and watch my kids, even though they’re 20 and 17, and doing their own thing. I’ve been gone a lot this year, and I’m not crying about it. I love it. But I need to take stuff out.”

Unlike most of his colleagues, Buck doesn’t have an offseason because of his year-round presence on Fox’s coverage of MLB and the NFL, so he doesn’t get to spend as much time with his family as he would like. Walking away from his baseball obligations would certainly clear his schedule for family time.