Caray's new play-by-play job includes unique twist

(March 30, 2011) By the time this summer ends, Josh Caray will have done just about everything there is to do in minor league baseball. An STAA client, Caray is the new play-by-play broadcaster for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Caray will also serve as Director of Media and, in an unusual twist, Traveling Secretary. Caray’s minor league baseball resume includes plenty of broadcasting, media relations and sales, but traveling secretary responsibilities are a first.

“It’s a job that is not usually associated with broadcasting/media relations but it is another interesting caveat to put on my resume,” Caray says. “I know [Jim Weber] in Toledo does this for the Mud Hens and my dad’s (Skip) old partner, Pete Van Wieren, was the traveling secretary and broadcaster for the Norfolk Tides way back when.

“I really look forward to the level of play in the Atlantic League,” Caray says. “I understand the talent level is between AA and AAA ball. We even have some guys who have Major League baseball experience. Jose Herrera, formerly of the Oakland A’s, is one of our outfielders and pitcher John Halama used to be a member of the team, although not anymore.”

Caray spent last summer as Director of Media Relations with the San Angelo (TX) Colts. He is a former TV voice of the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.

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