Re: Merged: Marty says Nux will work Monday (3/27) / Marty Deserves Credit
This really gets tiring--I've said it before and I'll say it again. Newcomers who never grew up with Marty and Joe have no idea what they mean to this franchise. Listen...Marty and Joe were part of my youth. I love them. I've been a fan of the Reds for more than 40 years. They are icons in Cincinnati and (for God's sake) it's just radio. If by chance you miss a play or Joe gets you too excited on a fly ball, get over it. It's what we do in America with our icons and heroes. We don't put them out to pasture, we respect them.
Of course, we could have one of the cookie-cutter announcers like a lot of teams do. Lots of information (ad nauseum) and little color or fun. A lot of folks would like that. Just the facts, m'am. Baseball is more than that. if it's anything, it's tradition. Just ask Redskin about the pbp that Sonny Jurgenson and Sam Huff give the Redskins broadcast. Not anywhere near accurate at times, but they're Washington's guys. Same for Marty and Joe.
But, of course, some weren't there for 40+ years. You should be so lucky.
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