#ThrowbackThursday: Tim McCarver vs. Deion Sanders

#ThrowbackThursday: Tim McCarver vs. Deion Sanders

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On Wednesday night, FOX Sports broadcaster Tim McCarver wrapped up his announcing career by calling the Red Sox game six win and World Series championship.  While McCarver has been a huge part of the biggest moments in postseason baseball over the past two decades, Atlantans will remember him for one incident.

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B-936  DATE: 10/19/1992 SLUG: SANDERS/MCCARVER TIME CODE: 02:13:37

The same night that Sid slid and sent the Braves to the 1992 World Series, Deion Sanders made news for the wrong reasons.  During the post-game celebration in the locker room, "Primetime" made it a point to seek out two reporters, McCarver and Terence Moore, so he could soak them with water.  He succeeded, getting McCarver a handful of times, and prompting the infamous response from the veteran broadcaster, "You're a real man, Deion."

Sanders was angry because McCarver had criticized him for playing in a Falcons game Sunday afternoon prior to a Braves night playoff game on the same day.

Going through our archives, I quickly found that WAGA had the best video of the entire incident.  The piece that I chose was a Doug Richards package from a couple of days after "splash-gate".  Deion wasn't talking, McCarver wasn't really either, but we get a great recap of the night's events, as well as how the team was trying to put the whole thing behind them.

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