Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
You don't have to give me a Calculus lesson, but at the same time, don't go trying to pass off 2+2 as being 5 either.
The casual fan would enjoy hearing about how productive a player Adam Dunn is instead of what a drag he is on our offense. You don't have to consistently disparage one of the team's best players, while lauding some of it's worst (Hopper, Castro) to please the casual fans.
If Marty decided that strikeouts weren't the worst thing in the world, the casual fan wouldn't lash out in disagreement. He has the opportunity to educate while he entertains and is instead slipping in to sports talk radio quality analysis.
IMHO, Marty needs an analyst who can do the big scale stuff. A guy like Brantley, or Joe Morgan, is great for the "what the player is thinking" sort of commentary. But we could use somebody who can provide reasonable big picture analysis; an ex-player usually is not good for this type of macro thinking. That vacuum instead gets filled by Marty's cynicism and Brantley's ego.