Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.
Marty is 70+ years old. He is opinionated. This is rare for announcers his age. Most have just given in and go through the motions. I rank Marty along with Jack Fleming and Vin Scully as guys who kept the passion and were competent regardless of age. I've listened to the newer guys. They can call balls and strikes, all of which is devoid of opinion, but most are just looking for the next job. Marty's been here for over 40 years. He has a vested interest in the Reds.. No, he's not a disciple of the stat bunch, and calls it as he sees it, but that's one of the advantages of age. Marty is also an entertainer. Listening to the younger guys on the radio in the car on a long drive is sort of like listening to paint dry. The home run or big play is superb. Never boring, a little snarky--entertaining. That's what radio is all about. I'm a fan even though I listen less and less. Wish there was a way to synchronize the TV with the radio so I could turn off Kelch and Marty's son. His time will be up soon. I guarantee you'll muss him.
"The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us."
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."