Braves announcer Jon "Boog" Sciambi is leaving Fox Sports South and Sports South to take a full-time position at ESPN. Sunday's game against the Nationals on Fox Sports South will be his final Braves broadcast for them.
Sciambi, the spikey-haired redhead with the baritone voice, has called Braves games for the past three years, making his mark for the rapport he developed and sense of humor he shares with longtime Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson.
Sciambi will be calling both Major League Baseball and college basketball games on TV and radio for ESPN, with whom he has worked part-time since 2005.
Sciambi's departure is the latest turnover in a Braves booth that has seen its share in recent months, given the retirement last year of Pete Van Wieren and the death of Skip Caray.
"I'm going to miss it a ton," said Sciambi, who said a highlight has been working with Joe Simpson. "It's as good of an experience as I've had professionally. I can honestly say I hope I get to do this for a long, long time, but I don't think I'll ever have the chemistry that I had with him.
"It worked great. I looked forward to seeing him every day. I looked forward to working with him every day. And we had fun every day."
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