Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
Marty will mostly likely be in the booth until he's dead. That's fine. I can deal with him, although he's increasingly becoming the bitter old man in the booth. Should prove interesting to see who joins him in the booth. As for GG and CW, I don't see FSN dumping them anytime soon. Do I wish we had better announcers? Sure. Do I see use getting better announcers? God no.
There was a recent article posted saying that Marty wants to go 4 more years (I might be remembering wrong, it might've been 3).. Anhow, he'll be 68 then. The article mentioned that after that 4 year deal, if the Reds were willing to let him only do home games and the road games he wants to, he said he'd do it until he dies.
Personally, I hope they don't keep him on longer than 4 years. Despite what he says, he does not enjoy the job. I think he enjoys being a celebrity, but he really doesn't like the job. Hopefully, there's only 4 more years of Marty left before he is put out to pasture. I can only imagine how bitter he will be in 2010.
The Reds shouldn't bend over backwards and let him have only the easy days to broadcast (like home games only).
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!