Re: Blogger on Marty's game-calling: That poor (expletive) has simply lost it
Marty whines like a little sissy all the time. I can't stand to listen to him anymore. He makes me sick.
I have better things to do than listen to a bitter little man act like a spoiled child.
If he hates his job so much then he should just retire.
Even when he is not throwing a tantrum he is still difficult to listen to. He goes off on goofy, rambling stories that have nothing to do with baseball.
Ever since Joe Nuxhall left the booth it has been Marty's show. Marty has a bad attitude that is just no fun to listen to. As long as Joe was there Marty tended to keep his ego in check. But now that Joe is gone Marty thinks he can just say whatever he is feeling and nobody has any right to question him. "Telling it like it is" is only good if you have an intelligent comprehension of what is going on, and I don't think Marty is an intelligent baseball man. He is just a scrawny geek with no athletic ability or experience. He is a play-by-play man that is supposed to tell us what happened. His opinion is meaningless. He should let the color guys do the explaining and interpretation while he just sticks to describing the events.
Joe kept things positive and made it fun to tune in to the game even when the team was losing. Joe realized that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Marty seems to believe if you lose it is because you are lazy, dumb and incompetent. What gets me is that he actually believes his criticisms will have an effect on the team. Does anybody think his whining is going to cause the team's management to make changes they otherwise wouldn't make? I certainly don't.
I think Marty is turning off thousands of young fans to Reds baseball. What teenager wants to tune in to a nasty old geezer ranting and raving about the home team?
The Reds need to clean house on their announcing team. I really don't care much for any of them. I think Nuxy spoiled us for decades.
Listening to baseball is supposed to be fun -- even when they are losing. It is not fun anymore and it is largely Marty's fault.
Last edited by AtomicDumpling; 05-05-2008 at 05:07 PM.