KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Dale Murphy has returned to Spring Training this year to reminisce with old friends and interact with current Braves players, some of whom are too young to remember when he won back-to-back National League Most Valuable Player Awards in 1982 and '83.
Murphy will also spend portions of the next two weeks providing color commentary for at least five of the Braves' Spring Training games broadcast on radio. The experience could prove beneficial, as there is a chance he will also provide some color commentary for some regular-season television broadcasts.
"I'm gaining a greater appreciation for how the media does things," Murphy said with a laugh.
Murphy had plenty to talk about as he was behind the microphone for Monday's 10-5 win over the Astros. His first color commentary work was on Saturday, when the Braves did not record a hit until the eighth inning in a loss to the Tigers.