Atlanta Braves IF Elliot Johnson nails hilarious Harry Caray impersonation

  • David Whitlock

The Atlanta Braves are poised to win their first National League East division title in 9 years (up 13 games in the standings) and recently acquired utility infielder Elliot Johnson off waivers from the Kansas City Royals to add depth.  While Johnson may not make much of a difference on the diamond, as a career .212 hitter with just 12 HR in 650+ AB, he may be a great fit in the clubhouse.  Why? Just check out his spot on impersonation of baseball broadcasting legend Harry Caray, whose grandson Chip is a broadcaster for the Braves (via MLB.com)

He may not be a dead ringer for the Hall of Fame broadcaster in appearance, he at least evokes the memory of Caray, who would have been 99 years young earlier this spring.

Elliot Johnson (credit MLB.com)

Elliot Johnson (credit MLB.com)

Caray in fine form

Caray in fine form

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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