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Tim McCarver has had his share of incidents with athletes.
One of the most notorious was the one between him and Deion Sanders in 1992.
According to Los Angeles Times writer Larry Stewart, McCarver was doused with water on multiple occasions when the Braves clinched the pennant.
McCarver took exception to it, telling Sanders, "You know, Deion, you're a real man, you are a real man."
The incident stemmed from McCarver criticizing Sanders for playing with the Atlanta Falcons while the Atlanta Braves were in a playoff run.
Sanders' action was in apparent retaliation for critical comments McCarver made last Saturday about Sanders' plans to play for both the Falcons and Braves the next day.
"How can he leave in the playoffs and go play in a football game?" McCarver said. "The way I look at it, that's just flat wrong and I guess could be construed as a breach of contract."
The way I see it, McCarver should have understood how his comments were taken. If he doesn't like the response, maybe he should watch what he says.
And honestly, it was just water.
Then there was the tribute to Barry Manilow.
During a World Series broadcast this year, McCarver made one of the biggest gaffes ever when responding to the fans cheering, "Barry, Barry, Barry."
"They used to say it for somebody else around here," (Joe) Buck said.
To which McCarver replied: "When Barry Manilow was playing in a concert."
Whether he was joking or not, McCarver made a lot of people actually question his knowledge of the game.
There's an old saying that it takes a lifetime to build your reputation, and one stupid things said to ruin it.