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TeamBoone
03-27-2006, 10:40 PM
Monday, March 27, 2006

Marty: Nux will work Monday
BY JOHN KIESEWETTER | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Joe Nuxhall finds out Tuesday if he’ll return to the Reds radio booth for Opening Day.

“That would really be a thrill,” says Nuxhall, 77, forced into retirement after the 2004 season. He missed his first Opening Day broadcast last year after calling 38 consecutive openers.

Nuxhall meets Tuesday with Reds COO John Allen to discuss his 20-game broadcast schedule. Nuxhall says nobody has asked him to participate in Monday’s broadcast – but long-time broadcast partner Marty Brennaman says Nux will work with him again and Steve Stewart on Monday.

“Joe’s going to work Opening Day. Steve’s going to do half the game, and Joe’s going to do half the game,” Brennaman said.

That was news to Nuxhall – and Rob Butcher, Reds media relations director.

“If Marty says Joe will be in the booth on Opening Day, I believe him,” Butcher said.

A WLW-AM (700) promotion saying Nuxhall will be part of the Opening Day radio team also traces its way back to Brennaman.

Darryl Parks, WLW-AM operations director, says “that’s what we’ve been told from Sarasota” by Dave Armbruster, the station staffer who has been producing Brennaman’s spring training game broadcasts.

Nuxhall’s return to Opening Day fits the “power of tradition” theme of Robert Castellini, the Reds new chief executive officer.

“The Ol’ Lefthander” has been associated with the club for 62 years, making his debut in 1944 at age 15, the youngest player ever to appear in a Major League Baseball game.

Twenty regular season games will be significantly more than last year. He’ll do at least one game in the new St. Louis Busch Stadium, which will be the 59th ballpark he has played in or broadcast from, he says. He will do 10 games with Brennaman, and 10 games with Stewart, Brennaman says.

“Right now Steve and I are scheduled to take off 10 games each. I really don’t want to take off any more than that. I couldn’t stand it. I’d go crazy,” Brennaman said.

E-mail jkiesewetter@enquirer.com

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060327/SPT04/303270020/1071

pedro
03-27-2006, 10:48 PM
as he should be.

minus5
03-27-2006, 11:19 PM
I really hope they have 700 on at Willie's for Opening Day.

KronoRed
03-27-2006, 11:38 PM
Funny Marty says he can't stand to be off more then 10 games but he won't do 9 innings of PBP ;)

icehole3
03-28-2006, 06:29 AM
I think Marty deserves credit here for letting Nuxey do the Opening Day broadcast. Step aside and let the ole lefthander have a little fun. Good job Marty.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060328/SPT04/603280344/-1/CINCI


Nuxhall to work opener?
Ol' Lefthander to be back in the booth for 20 games this year

BY JOHN KIESEWETTER | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Joe Nuxhall finds out today if he'll return to the Reds radio booth for Opening Day.

"That would really be a thrill," says Nuxhall, 77, forced into retirement after the 2004 season. He missed his first Opening Day broadcast last year after calling 38 consecutive openers.

Nuxhall meets today with Reds chief operating officer John Allen to discuss his 20-game schedule. Nuxhall says nobody has asked him to participate in Monday's broadcast - but longtime partner Marty Brennaman says Nux will work with him and Steve Stewart on Monday.


"Joe's going to work Opening Day. Steve's going to do half the game, and Joe's going to do half the game," Brennaman said.

That was news to Nuxhall - and Rob Butcher, Reds media relations director.

"If Marty says Joe will be in the booth on Opening Day, I believe him," Butcher said.

A WLW-AM (700) promotion saying Nuxhall will be part of the Opening Day radio team also traces back to Brennaman. Darryl Parks, WLW-AM operations director, says "that's what we've been told from Sarasota" by Dave Armbruster, the station staffer producing Brennaman's spring training broadcasts.

Nuxhall's return to Opening Day would fit the "power of tradition" theme of Robert Castellini, the Reds new chief executive officer. "The Ol' Lefthander" has been associated with the club for 62 years, making his debut in 1944 at age 15, the youngest player ever in a major league game.

Nuxhall will work at least one game in the new St. Louis Busch Stadium, the 59th ballpark he will have played in or broadcast from, he says.

"Right now, Steve and I are scheduled to take off 10 games each. I really don't want to take off any more than that. I couldn't stand it. I'd go crazy," Brennaman said.

E-mail jkiesewetter@enquirer.com.

Chip R
03-28-2006, 10:47 AM
So is Marty taking the day off or are Steve and Joe going to rotate that middle innings position that day?

KearnsyEars
03-28-2006, 10:50 AM
:eek:
So is Marty taking the day off or are Steve and Joe going to rotate that middle innings position that day?


Steve and Joe will rotate. MARTY isn't really sacrificing much. Big suprise there.

redsfan30
03-28-2006, 10:53 AM
"Right now, Steve and I are scheduled to take off 10 games each. I really don't want to take off any more than that. I couldn't stand it. I'd go crazy," Brennaman said.

But of course, he hates his job and doesn't want to do it anymore....

MartyFan
03-28-2006, 10:58 AM
Oh, WOW! Nuxie in the booth again...which innings will he be down for his nap?

registerthis
03-28-2006, 11:02 AM
OK, really, I'm not a huge Marty fan, but the bashing of him around here is getting out of hand.

I didn't find anything in that article that warranted criticism. When he makes a boneheaded comment on the air, have at it and call him on it. But this? Come on, it's a bit much.

scounts22
03-28-2006, 11:05 AM
Shouldn't Steve received the credit instead of Marty? What the heck is Marty sacrificing?:dunno:

Nevermind. I re-read the article. I'm stupid.:D

redsfan30
03-28-2006, 11:06 AM
Shouldn't Steve received the credit instead of Marty? What the heck is Marty sacrificing?:dunno:
That's not Marty's fault, it's the writer of the article's fault.

But someone will probably try and turn it into Marty's fault...

TeamBoone
03-28-2006, 11:10 AM
“Joe’s going to work Opening Day. Steve’s going to do half the game, and Joe’s going to do half the game,” Brennaman said.

That was news to Nuxhall – and Rob Butcher, Reds media relations director.

I find this telling. I guess Marty does what he wants.

scounts22
03-28-2006, 11:12 AM
I find this telling. I guess Marty does what he wants.

That's kind of what I was thinking too, which totally goes along with his attitude on the air.

Chip R
03-28-2006, 11:13 AM
That's not Marty's fault, it's the writer of the article's fault.


If Kiesewitter wanted to convey that all three would be in the booth on Opening Day, which I think will happen, he did a poor job of it. I think all three will be in there because it would be a bigger story if Marty didn't do the game.

Rosie leaves on vacation and the Enquirer goes to hell in a handbasket. ;)

pedro
03-28-2006, 11:15 AM
credit for what?

TeamBoone
03-28-2006, 11:21 AM
I guess for allowing Joe to call "half the game" on opening day.... without consulting anyone else.

MartyFan
03-28-2006, 11:23 AM
Darryl Parks, WLW-AM operations director, says “that’s what we’ve been told from Sarasota” by Dave Armbruster, the station staffer who has been producing Brennaman’s spring training game broadcasts.

I thought Darryl was the PD...Did he get a demotion?

MartyFan
03-28-2006, 11:24 AM
Hmmm...Joe calling half a game? c'mon, who are you kidding?

KittyDuran
03-28-2006, 11:26 AM
I guess for allowing Joe to call "half the game" on opening day.... without consulting anyone else.:ughmamoru ;)

Reds Fanatic
03-28-2006, 11:29 AM
Marty is not taking Monday off it is just Joe working half the game with him and Steve working half the game with him.

KittyDuran
03-28-2006, 11:32 AM
I thought Darryl was the PD...Did he get a demotion?Doesn't look as if WLW has that specific title anymore - per the website... [maybe Matt can shed some light]

http://700wlw.com/pages/aboutUs.html

KronoRed
03-28-2006, 01:45 PM
I find this telling. I guess Marty does what he wants.
As useal.

Marty is above the Reds

Chip R
03-28-2006, 01:57 PM
Hmmm...Joe calling half a game? c'mon, who are you kidding?

They should have Steve do a simulcast when Joe's on so people who want to know how the game is going can go there. ;)

KittyDuran
03-28-2006, 02:06 PM
They should have Steve do a simulcast when Joe's on so people who want to know how the game is going can go there. ;):clap: :thumbup: :cool:

MartyFan
03-28-2006, 03:33 PM
They should have Steve do a simulcast when Joe's on so people who want to know how the game is going can go there. ;)

Well, it can't be a simulcast...Joe's game is always on a one inning delay...No technology needed.

Matt700wlw
03-28-2006, 06:23 PM
I thought Darryl was the PD...Did he get a demotion?

He is....he's the operations manager for ALL the AMs as well....his title is technically "operations manager"

MartyFan
03-28-2006, 06:43 PM
He is....he's the operations manager for ALL the AMs as well....his title is technically "operations manager"

Cool...I knew Darryl at WTVN and thought he was an outstanding PD...never worked for him but watched how he handled the talent.

George Foster
03-28-2006, 11:46 PM
When is Steve going to get tired of this? His he the Guy or what? I guess Joe could do the 10 games Steve is off but opening day. How would you feel if you were Steve?

WVRedsFan
03-29-2006, 01:15 AM
This really gets tiring--I've said it before and I'll say it again. Newcomers who never grew up with Marty and Joe have no idea what they mean to this franchise. Listen...Marty and Joe were part of my youth. I love them. I've been a fan of the Reds for more than 40 years. They are icons in Cincinnati and (for God's sake) it's just radio. If by chance you miss a play or Joe gets you too excited on a fly ball, get over it. It's what we do in America with our icons and heroes. We don't put them out to pasture, we respect them.

Of course, we could have one of the cookie-cutter announcers like a lot of teams do. Lots of information (ad nauseum) and little color or fun. A lot of folks would like that. Just the facts, m'am. Baseball is more than that. if it's anything, it's tradition. Just ask Redskin about the pbp that Sonny Jurgenson and Sam Huff give the Redskins broadcast. Not anywhere near accurate at times, but they're Washington's guys. Same for Marty and Joe.

But, of course, some weren't there for 40+ years. You should be so lucky.

919191
03-29-2006, 02:15 AM
When is Steve going to get tired of this? His he the Guy or what? I guess Joe could do the 10 games Steve is off but opening day. How would you feel if you were Steve?


Like I did the right thing, perhaps??