Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990
I love Marty. I grew up with Marty. He thinks he is bigger than the Reds and most things going. Marty forms prejudices against some players that are never broken: Bruce, Dunn, Homer to name a few. Marty is an old miser that is fun to laugh at after all these years. He's harmless. He's our old miser. The only guy I would take over him would be Vin Scully. I'm glad our old grump has some personality.
I don't think he is harmless. To a lot of fans out there, he is the expert they look to in order to tell them how the game should be played. They look to him to tell them who is or isn't good. With how he talks about some players, he isn't harmless to the product that is the Reds. When the voice of the Reds spews things out of disgust of a player it is harmful to your product.