Originally Posted by Redlegs
Marty has bashed Homer's hard headedness and refusal to listen to his catchers, coaches, etc. When a player does well, Marty says it. When a player does poorly, Marty says it. Sure, Marty is cocky, arrogant, and all those things; But one thing he's not is a jock sniffer.
There is a spectrum of attitudes displayed by sports media toward the home team, ranging from blatant homerism to the nagging nabobs of negativity that are the Brennemans and WLW. I don't think anyone is asking for the former, but the current attitude displayed on the Big One is disrespectful to the players. What we really want is a happy medium.