An excerpt from my latest Chicago Tribune column:
Joe Buck has called 17 World Series, 17 All-Star games and four Super Bowls for Fox Sports. Throw in numerous big national games as Fox’s lead voice for Major League Baseball and the NFL, plus his first U.S. Open this year, and it is a robust resume.
Yet Buck says there still is one huge item on his wish list.
“If I could call Cubs games in the World Series, it would be the highlight of my career,” Buck said.
When pressed if he wasn’t being a bit hyperbolic given all that he has done at Fox, which includes being on the call for four World Series in his hometown of St. Louis, Buck reiterated his statement.
“When people say, ‘What’s the one thing you want to do?’ that’s my answer: Cubs in the World Series,” Buck said. “I don’t want to do an NBA Finals or a Kentucky Derby or moderate a presidential debate, as if that would happen. I want to sit at Wrigley Field, look out and know that a World Series game is about to start. It would be the cherry on top.”