Originally Posted by savafan
I think it's nice to do this for them while they're still with us. Logic and common sense tell us that Joe won't be with us much longer, and Marty's career with the Reds is likely (and in my opinion, sadly) coming to a close as well.
I think it's a good idea to honor people while they're alive. Better to show appreciation while they are with us. I thought it was awesome when they decided to put Joe's catchphrase on the side of the ballpark and, as much as I disagree with Marty and don't care for his "grumpy old man" routine, I thought it would have been cool if they had put Marty's catchphrase "This one belongs to the Reds" on the side of the Reds Hall of Fame.
I was just noting the practice among other teams. The other question is, if you honor them in this manner now, what do you do as a memorial when they do pass on?