Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
I'm shocked at the amount of Reds fans who criticize Marty for being critical.
IMHO, most (including myself) do not have a problem with Marty being critical... it's Marty often being wrong and dispelling misinformation that most take issue with.
He also has a tendency to consistently rag on players he dislikes and to highly praise those he likes, whether or not either is warranted.
In addition, he brings his personal vendettas to the microphone, one that comes to mind right away is Jim Bowden... even when Jim Bowden isn't mentioned.
And he's made it clear on many occasions that he doesn't understand some of the finer points of baseball. After all these years, he really should. And until he does, perhaps he shouldn't comment at all.
All things combined, he's become harder and harder to enjoy, which is why I don't even bother unless there's no alternative. Oh yes, he can still call a great game when he feels like it, but apparently he isn't moved to do that much anymore.
His negatives far outweigh his postives.