Originally Posted by texasdave
I like the Kelch the most. Solid professional who doesn't whine or harp on things. I think Marty is the best when he wants to be. But, honestly, how often does that occur anymore? Cowboy brings out some good technical aspects of the game and has a likable personality. I don't get them on the tube so Welsh and Thom get an incomplete from me.
I often wonder if John Fay even likes the game of baseball or the Reds. He has a position that many people on this board would die to have (and, IMO, do a much better job) and he performs in such a lackluster manner, barely putting forth any effort.
Agree with your comments regarding radio. Fay is the only print beat writer we have (plus Tom Groeschen, his back up). He does the job fairly well. Sure, I wish he'd ask some tougher questions of ownership or Management. But there's over 300 articles to write a season, and he needs quotes/sources for all of them, it's a fine line to toe. Usually he writes two stories per game day, responds to and posts dozens of Twitter tweets, and publishes a couple blog posts a day. I'd say that's quite an effort. I covered sports for 4 years at Ohio University for the newspaper, so I have knowledge of the work that goes into writing. He's not Hal McCoy, but he's level headed and gives us a good read nearly every day.