Originally Posted by Yachtzee
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?
You know the grumpy old man routine can get me as well, but then I hear other announcers and realize how great Marty is. Can you imagine a year of?
1. "Yankees Win. Yankees Win, Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.. Yankees Win" or worse yet
2. "An A-Bomb, from A-Rod." yuck.
Congrats to Marty and Joe.