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03-01-2007, 10:34 PM
What are some Marty Brennemanisms besides the obvious, "This one belongs to the Reds!" "Titanic Struggle" is another phrase of his that he uses a lot. What other phrases does he use from time to time that you like?

03-01-2007, 10:46 PM
Ain't love grand?


How we lookin'? Not good.

03-01-2007, 11:02 PM
Not a Marty-ism, but I did enjoy Thom's analysis of the Chicago Cubs front office "spending like drunken sailors" during the past offseason.


03-01-2007, 11:51 PM
When doing The Banana Phone...

Anger, disdain, disgust! ;)

Scrap Irony
03-01-2007, 11:56 PM
My Top Five Marty-isms:

"Put a star by that one!"

"Oh, Momma, did he ever unload on that bad boy!"

"You know that's right..."

"It never fails to amaze me..."

"Soto sets, winds, and fires..."

03-02-2007, 01:58 AM
Lenny Harris has picked up a bat and is working his way out to the on deck circle ... ostensibly to pinch hit.

03-02-2007, 05:58 AM
AND ADAM DUNN STRIKES OUT AGAIN ::dripping acidic sarcasm::

03-02-2007, 06:05 AM
These aren't necessarily one I like, but here are a few more that I remember Marty saying.

Player X with a three run Johnson

Player X with No I dea out there (Marty puts emphasis on the I).

Just how we like it.

03-02-2007, 08:55 AM
Some times he answers with.... Last time I checked.

Like when Adam Dunn called and asked if he was wearing a shirt.

03-02-2007, 09:26 AM
"The attendance for tonights, Titanic stuggle..........."

03-02-2007, 09:27 AM
"A hit of the two base variety."

03-02-2007, 09:32 AM
There's a drive to deep left field, and the Dodgers lead 1-0. (Milton must have been pitching :D)

"So long everybody"

Hoosier Red
03-02-2007, 09:48 AM
Ken Griffey Jr in Center field, lining up to his right in left field is Adam Dunn, to his left in right field is Ryan Freel.

03-02-2007, 09:59 AM
This one is quickly turning into a "good old-fashioned butt whipping."

I've always liked it when he uses the Lee May quote, "That's just like we like it."

He'll also give you one of these when expresssing his extreme disdain for a flaw in someone's fundamentals, "Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm."

03-02-2007, 11:17 AM
"Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm."

I like that one!:beerme:

03-02-2007, 12:39 PM
"And let me tell you, when <insert name of reds pitcher here> loses it, he loses it RIGHT NOW."


"Milton held the Brewers to only 2 runs through the first five innings, but then the wheels came off."

03-02-2007, 12:49 PM
"We got a good old good one going here".

And 90&#37; of all games are described as "moving along at a real nice pace"...slow games get sarcasm added....

03-02-2007, 01:30 PM
"And there ain't nothing wrong with that.."

03-02-2007, 02:00 PM
Was "Punch Out" a Brennemanism?

I never liked the term...but I remember it originating from him...

03-02-2007, 02:08 PM
"bonafide frog strangler"

03-02-2007, 02:12 PM
Marty's disgust of the "play that hasn't worked since abner doubleday invented the game."

03-02-2007, 03:28 PM
Freel gloves it, reads Bud's signature, and throws on to first.

Narron and the coaching staff, having heard that someone froze to death outside the stadium today, are wearing their jackets.

That's a ball that has to be caught.

There is no excuse for that.

Helloooo, Marc.

03-02-2007, 04:36 PM
I'm always amused when someone blows a gasket and Marty says that they "have a case of the goo." :D

03-02-2007, 04:48 PM
"Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to Al Michaels field in Tampa, Florida."

From Marty's first ever broadcast,:laugh:

03-02-2007, 05:58 PM
"So and so" must have heard that someone froze to death here last night, when he sees someone wearing a jacket in the dugout in the middle of July or August.

03-02-2007, 06:05 PM
"He couldn't hit that pitch with an ironing board."

"Pitcher bluffs to third and looks to first with a move that hasn't worked since Abner Doubleday was a little boy."

"(Fill in the name) was, in a word, outstanding."

03-02-2007, 08:36 PM
he has always called an error an "era"

03-02-2007, 10:40 PM
When pondering an answer to a question, Marty might give up and say, "I's doesn't know."


A Wednesday with Marty turns into Wednesdee, a Friday into Fridee.

lo ryder
03-02-2007, 10:54 PM
"How we lookin?"

03-03-2007, 12:14 AM
"That's a big ole HWE" (Hang with em)

03-03-2007, 12:28 AM
This isn't one that he uses, but just something I heard once that made me laugh. Joe asked him how he liked a particular golf course and he said, "It's not bad unless one has an allergy to sand and water."

03-03-2007, 04:31 PM
"(insert player) is an adventure at (insert position)"

03-03-2007, 04:45 PM
Pitchers who are slow workers are called a "human rain delay"

03-03-2007, 06:35 PM
"Houston Astronomicals" and "Minnesota Twinkies"

03-03-2007, 07:32 PM
Here are a few of my favorites, although I don't recall hearing any of them recently:

"the green salad of salvation" (referring to money)

"The Reds have got out the big spoon, and they're trying to stir things up" (during a Reds rally)

"The Braves are beating the Pirates like a rented mule" (when reporting a lopsided out-of-town score)

Reverend Doo-Rag
03-03-2007, 07:57 PM
"Randall Kirk" is Randy Myers
"ANNNNNN-dybenes" is Andy Benes
(In complete deadpan) Milton winds kicks and deals, and its 3 nothing Marlins.
"Buck Showalter, who invented the game of baseball, ..."

03-03-2007, 09:09 PM
I am not sure of the exact phrase was but

"To Announce the top of the 3rd, here's Joe (Nuxhall)".

03-03-2007, 10:46 PM
"(Insert the name any pitcher pitching early in a game, but Jimmy Haynes was what came to mind for some reason)'s, not fooling anybody right now."

"I'll tell ya, (Insert the name of any pitcher with runners on late in the game, but Danny Graves was the first to come to mind for some reason)'s a thrill-a-minute right now."

And, one favorite of mine from Joe, when the pitcher gets a hit: "You swing the bat, you're dangerous."

03-04-2007, 08:50 AM
I notice how he likes to say flat-out.

03-04-2007, 08:54 AM
"Buck Showalter, who invented the game of baseball, ..."

I always loved that one!:laugh: :beerme:

03-04-2007, 08:55 AM
"There's a drive..............."

03-04-2007, 02:07 PM
"And this game is underway"

03-04-2007, 09:54 PM
that ball was absolutely scorched

03-04-2007, 11:20 PM
Muhntreal instead of Montreal.

From the Kroger commercials.. How about singing after I'm gone?

The Crosley Kid
03-04-2007, 11:32 PM
that ball was absolutely scorched

Yep, I enjoyed hearing that one in today's ST game! :thumbup:

03-04-2007, 11:51 PM
"Hi Ladies!" - (looking like a creepy stalker after those two girls on the AE door and window commercials)
"They sell the best and service the rest" - (once again AE door and window commercial)

Reverend Doo-Rag
03-05-2007, 11:00 AM
"Smell like Goat" --haven't heard that one in a while.

Remember those Kroger commercials where Marty and Joe were grocery shopping together, having little cookouts together, ... kind of makes you wonder.... Not that there's anything wrong with that, you know...

George Anderson
03-05-2007, 11:25 AM
"How about that"

03-05-2007, 11:28 AM
"Cory Lidle has no clue where the ball is going right now."

"...pop up behind the plate coming this way... (followed by the sound of Marty diving out of the way and Joe trying to catch it)"

03-05-2007, 11:37 AM
(In complete deadpan) Milton winds kicks and deals, and its 3 nothing Marlins."


Typically I'm not laughing when it happens, but I do love the grossly-understated home run call. It's typically followed by a brief pause, then something like

"That ball was gone the moment it left the bat, and I'll tell you...Eric Milton isn't fooling anyone out there right now."

03-05-2007, 01:02 PM
"The quintessential ladies man"

"And the Reds have come off the mat to tie it."

(insert outfielder's name) looking up. It's gone. Homerun."

"(insert players name) jumped on a 2-0 pitch and really put a charge into that one."

"Boy, he got a whole bunch of that one."

"And now, Large Lou has a case of the goo."

"Have mercy"

"And for Joe Nuxhall and our "Swineherd" engineer, Dave "Yiddy" Armbrister, this is Marty Brennamen saying, "So long everyone."

03-05-2007, 01:14 PM
Welcome to GREAT AMURICAN Ballpark or something to that effect...

Jr's Boy
03-05-2007, 01:24 PM
How bout some Nuxieism's?

03-05-2007, 01:54 PM
How bout some Nuxieism's?

"Get outta here, get outta here!"

03-05-2007, 05:18 PM
How bout some Nuxieism's?

(insert long dead-air pause here)

03-05-2007, 06:02 PM
Fly ball to right left field

03-05-2007, 06:33 PM
"And as my little buddy would say, this one belongs to the Reds!"

Jr's Boy
03-05-2007, 06:54 PM
"Get outta here, get outta here!"

I get excited everytime I hear that.

03-05-2007, 07:17 PM
Heres one of Marty's!!Boy he could'nt hit that one with an ironing board!!:beerme:

03-05-2007, 07:20 PM
I get excited everytime I hear that.

It makes me mad when he says that then the outfielder catchs it on the warning track.

03-06-2007, 12:37 AM
"That just ain't gonna get it done"

After a bad bunt or baserunning blunder

03-06-2007, 04:04 AM
Joe used to refer to a foul ball as "the chicken dance"
....before he lost his mind

03-06-2007, 07:08 PM
Joe Nuxhall used to always do the star of the game show and lead it off with, "We're back in the dugout......"

Also, "that'll upset his apple cart"

Of course his "Get outta here, get outta here" in the background when a Reds player got a hold of one.

03-06-2007, 07:33 PM
Marty's disgust of the "play that hasn't worked since abner doubleday invented the game."I am fond of his variation of that mentioned when the pitcher fakes to the runner at third--only to wheel and throw to runner at first:

"That play hasn't worked since Abner Doubleday wore short pants..."

03-06-2007, 09:33 PM
From Marty: "and he is out from here to there," usually when nonplussed at a baserunning decision.

03-06-2007, 11:31 PM
Marty's disgust of the "play that hasn't worked since abner doubleday invented the game."

Yes and I cant remember but it may have been 2 years ago when during a reds game, there was actually a player picked off on that play (cant remember which team).
I wondered if Marty would quit using that line then but guess what....he went right back to it. I mean I understand it seldoms works but it has worked a few times.

03-07-2007, 04:45 PM
"Someone has started the dreaded wave...."

03-07-2007, 04:58 PM
Someone mentioned Dave Armbruster before.... I can't even think his name without automatically hearing "...with helicopter traffic" right afterwards. Is that bad?

03-07-2007, 05:02 PM
The Yid Man!

It's "Argosy Casino Traffic" now....the helicopter has been grounded.