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Vottomatic
08-30-2011, 08:40 AM
Of the following 5 guys, put them in order of who you like the most:

My order:

1. Jeff Brantley
2. Chris Welsh
3. Jim Kelch
4. Marty Brennamen
5. Thom Brennamen

If I missed someone, feel free to add them.

mroby85
08-30-2011, 09:02 AM
Good thread idea
1- Marty
2- Thom
3- Welsh
4- Brantley
5- Grande
6- Casey
7- Kelch

Paul Keels (unranked, terrible) lol

code
08-30-2011, 09:59 AM
1- Marty
2- Welsh
3- Brantley
4- Thom
5- Jim Day (hehe)
6- Grande
7- Casey
8- Kelch

And as mroby85 stated: Keels is terrible.

justincredible
08-30-2011, 10:17 AM
Welsh is my favorite. I like Kelch a lot, as well (sans the Frisch's commercials).

I do not like Thom or George.

Spider Tre
08-30-2011, 10:18 AM
1 - Marty
2 - Brantley
3 - Kelch
4 - Thom

all the others are unranked because i have FSO muted while watching lol

powersackers
08-30-2011, 10:29 AM
We should add writers and tweeters to the mix too:

1- Welsh
2- Marty
3- Brantley
4- Thom
5- Kelch
6- Jim Day (hehe)
7- Grande
8- Casey


Writers:
1- John Fay
2- Hal McCoy
3- Mark Sheldon
4- Paul Daugherty
5- John Erardi

Twitter:
1- @johnfayman
2- @datdudebp
3- @jimdaytv
4- @LanceMcCallster
5- @jluckhaupt
6- @elisemichelle
7- @Reds
8- @Jamieblog
9- @m_sheldon
10- @RealJTCarter
11- @Halmccoy_reds
12- @mrlecure

bounty37h
08-30-2011, 11:02 AM
After Marty I dont really care. To be honest, I think a good caller is a dying/dead art and I really dont pay much attention to the talking anymore. I kind of look at them like kickers, the only reason to talk about them now is if its bad and they are so annoying, but otherwise just in the backgorund if going well.
our writers, I could do without all of them now all together, just dont like Fay or any of those guys at all.

texasdave
08-30-2011, 11:49 AM
I like the Kelch the most. Solid professional who doesn't whine or harp on things. I think Marty is the best when he wants to be. But, honestly, how often does that occur anymore? Cowboy brings out some good technical aspects of the game and has a likable personality. I don't get them on the tube so Welsh and Thom get an incomplete from me.

I often wonder if John Fay even likes the game of baseball or the Reds. He has a position that many people on this board would die to have (and, IMO, do a much better job) and he performs in such a lackluster manner, barely putting forth any effort.

powersackers
08-30-2011, 12:05 PM
I like the Kelch the most. Solid professional who doesn't whine or harp on things. I think Marty is the best when he wants to be. But, honestly, how often does that occur anymore? Cowboy brings out some good technical aspects of the game and has a likable personality. I don't get them on the tube so Welsh and Thom get an incomplete from me.

I often wonder if John Fay even likes the game of baseball or the Reds. He has a position that many people on this board would die to have (and, IMO, do a much better job) and he performs in such a lackluster manner, barely putting forth any effort.

Agree with your comments regarding radio. Fay is the only print beat writer we have (plus Tom Groeschen, his back up). He does the job fairly well. Sure, I wish he'd ask some tougher questions of ownership or Management. But there's over 300 articles to write a season, and he needs quotes/sources for all of them, it's a fine line to toe. Usually he writes two stories per game day, responds to and posts dozens of Twitter tweets, and publishes a couple blog posts a day. I'd say that's quite an effort. I covered sports for 4 years at Ohio University for the newspaper, so I have knowledge of the work that goes into writing. He's not Hal McCoy, but he's level headed and gives us a good read nearly every day.

Krawhitham
08-30-2011, 12:30 PM
1- Kelch (good voice and does not tell horrible stories or get off track too much)

2- Grande (god I thought he was horrible until he was gone and we got this current crew)

3- Welsh (love him doing play by play instead of color commentary)

4- Jim Day (very limited sample but better than the rest)

5- Brantley (follows Marty's lead too much and gets off track)

6- Casey (laughs like a hyena way too much)

7- Thom (Thom is top of the list when doing a national game but he whines & harps too much when just doing it for a local audience. He can beat a dead horse with the best of them)

8- Marty (talks about anything but the baseball game he is covering, when he is paying attention he seems to think baseball is very easy and everyone should be perfect at it, If someone is not up to the Marty standard he complains about the player for 5 minutes. During that 5 minutes 3 other plays have happened that he did not cover)

bshall2105
08-30-2011, 06:23 PM
1.Chris Welsh







2.Thomas
3.Marty
4.Cowboy
5.Grande
6.Casey
7.Kelch

Sean_CaseyRules
08-31-2011, 12:41 AM
1. Marty
2. Welsh
3. Casey
4. Day
5. Cowboy






6. Grande.

Ohayou
08-31-2011, 09:03 AM
Welsh is my favorite. I dislike Grande. He always tries to paint a pretty picture out of the ugliest of situations.

DocRed
08-31-2011, 09:53 AM
1. Marty


97. Cowboy
98. Day
99. Welch

219483. Thom

texasdave
08-31-2011, 10:08 AM
Interested in the game Marty first.
Disinterested in the game Marty last.

The whole issue with Marty is when he is not interested in the game he sucks as broadcaster. In absolute terms. And he is so wrapped up in himself that he thinks the only opinion that matters is his. And that is where Marty is mistaken. Marty is talking to the people who are tuned in to the game. And they are tuned in for a reason. And that reason is they ARE INTERESTED in the game. Marty can still make some great calls when the mood strikes. It just doesn't strike nearly enough for me. The sooner he is gone, the better.

redssince75
08-31-2011, 11:01 AM
Only know the radio guys who come over XM. With that said, I really like Brantley, who knew an ex-ballplayer would have such a good voice and likeable personality? Also like Marty's tell-it-like-it-is, rare in an announcer tied to a team, but I get the point of the earlier poster that sometimes he goes over the top with it and just won't let it go.

Reds
09-01-2011, 11:37 PM
I had a list typed up and it got deleted.

Jim Day is awful. That is all.

Jr's Boy
09-02-2011, 02:47 AM
Marty
Cowboy
Chris
Thom
Grande
Casey





Kelch,sounds like he smokes 5 packs a day.

nux fan
09-02-2011, 12:15 PM
1) Claude Sullivan
2) Jim McIntyre
3) Waite Hoyt
4) Al Micheals
5) Joe Nuxhhall

bounty37h
09-02-2011, 12:42 PM
1) Claude Sullivan
2) Jim McIntyre
3) Waite Hoyt
4) Al Micheals
5) Joe Nuxhhall

You must have a hella antenna!!!

nux fan
09-02-2011, 12:54 PM
good point

goreds2
09-03-2011, 12:03 AM
In my opinion, Marty B. is the best.

Thom B. is the worst. Why does he (Thom B) call a play before it happens? "Ground ball, that will be two, no he beat it out". Hate that kind of play by play. By the way, I usually never hate announcers because they call it as it goes instead of "predicting" what will happen. :thumbdown: