Matt McCabe, one of the true good guys in the game of baseball has decided to step down as the play-by-play voice of the Binghamton Mets.
McCabe has been with the B-Mets since 2009 and started interning with the team in 2007. He is leaving the booth to pursue other interests.
“Matt has done an excellent job for us in broadcasting B-Mets games and in taking care of all of our media relations,” B-Mets General Manager Jim Weed said in a press release. “He will truly be missed and we wish him great success in his future endeavors.”
Tim Heiman has been promoted to the broadcast booth, taking over full time in the 2012 season. He will be the Binghamton Mets Director of Media Relations, as well as the voice of the team.
Heiman is no stranger to the organization or the broadcast booth. He served as the B-Mets No. 2 broadcaster and was involved in media relations throughout the 2011 season. It marked his second year in affiliated minor league baseball.
He was the broadcast voice of the Auburn Doubledays of the New York Penn League in the summer of 2010. The 23-year-old is a 2010 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. While attending RPI, he served as a student broadcaster for WRPI and was the station’s sports director from October 2009 until his graduation.
“Tim is equipped to be a top-notch broadcaster in the Eastern League and beyond,” McCabe said in a press release. “His work ethic and desire to succeed will drive him to bring his best to the fans of Binghamton night in and night out. I enjoyed working with him immensely and believe that he will bring the B-Mets organization notoriety for his skill set and professionalism.”
“Fans enjoyed listening to Tim as he filled in for Matt throughout the season and they really enjoyed his broadcast style,” Weed said. “Although he has big shoes to fill, we are confident he will do a great job and we are excited to have him take over.”
In the two years that I have covered the B-Mets, McCabe was a first class guy and made sure that we, as members of the media had all we needed to cover the team on a nightly basis. He is a first-class guy, working for a first class organization.