Re: Happy 68th birthday to Marty Brennaman
Originally Posted by GAC
I still remember when he came to the Reds to replace the "immortal" Al Michaels. Really bummed that we were losing Al for some unknown named who again?
You've come a long way Marty. Happy Birthday.
I remember it too. I was just about 10 when he came to the Reds. News traveled slow in those days. Especially in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. I didn't know the Reds had changed announcers. When I turned on the first exhibition game of the season I thought the PBP voice was different and after a while it was acknowledged who the new guy was. Never heard of him of course but he seemed to step righ in from the start and didn't seem to miss Al Michaels one bit. He's a Reds institution now and I hope he keeps broadcasting games as long as he is able. He's one of the few things with a connection to my childhood that is still around.
Reds Fan Since 1971