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Caray, Liebman to man broadcast booth for Colts

Josh Caray and Ira Liebman will broadcast San Angelo Colts games this season — a surprisingly strong broadcast booth for independent baseball.

Josh Caray and Ira Liebman will broadcast San Angelo Colts (independent; United League Baseball) games this season — a surprisingly strong broadcast booth for independent baseball.

Both come with a lot of experience, including time spent at Triple-A booths. Caray, of course, has the bloodlines of a baseball broadcaster: His grandfather is legendary broadcaster Harry Caray (best known for his time as a Cubs broadcaster), his father is Skip Caray (best known as the TV broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves), and his older brother is Chip Caray, who is currently broadcasting for the Braves. This will be Caray's fourth season in professional baseball. He spent his first three years in the Atlanta Braves organization, first at the Rome Braves (2007-08) as the team's radio play-by-play broadcaster and then last year with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves as the team's TV broadcaster. While with Gwinnett, Josh worked alongside former major-leaguer Brian Jordan for 25 TV games, two of which were broadcast nationally on the MLB Network.

He joins the Colts as the Director of Media Relations/Marketing and Colts Radio Broadcaster, and will be heavily involved in sales.

“I really look forward to working the 2010 season in San Angelo.  I see this as an opportunity to gain more knowledge of the business side of baseball and to continue to grow as a broadcaster,” Caray said.

Ira Liebman became the Voice of the Colts late last season, rejoining the team after an earlier stint.

“It is great to be back as the Colts broadcaster — I really enjoyed my time here last time and learned so much," he said "To have another opportunity to work with Colts Manager Doc Edwards and GM Mike Babcock is just terrific. The fans, community, and ballpark upgrades really make San Angelo a great town to both live and work in and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return a second time,” Liebman said.

Ira returns this time as the Director of Broadcasting and Community Relations for San Angelo.

Last time Liebman worked for the Colts he made the jump to Triple-A as the Director of Community Relations/Marketing for the PCL's Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Colorado Rockies Triple-A affiliate. He also worked as their On Field Host and Radio Broadcaster. Ira was the “Face of the Sky Sox” in the Colorado Springs community and joined the Sky Sox radio broadcast, teaming up in the booth with long time Voice of the Sky Sox Voice Dan Karcher. Most recently Liebman had the opportunity to work for Team Australia as their Media Liaison Officer in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Liebman whose professional broadcasting career began in 2004, also served as a play-by-play and color analyst for the Lynchburg Hillcats (High Class A; Carolina League). In 2005 he was the Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations and the official Voice of the Oaks, broadcasting for the Visalia Oaks (High Class A: California League).

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