This is going to sound strange entering this conversation in this manner, but when my next older brother was dying of cancer four years ago, I always had the old hymn going through my mind, "My life goes on in endless song...". It's given me an appreciation for the stream of time and how it goes on and on.
The baseball take on that? Someone mentioned it, times goes on. I grew up in the 60's and listened to Waite Hoyt do play by play and talk endlessly during rain delays and that's a fond memory. Into my teen years and on into adulthood and now into middle age, I've got Nuxie and Marty. In fact, my oldest daughter, as I've mentioned, is up in DC doing a year of volunteer work and she called one evening and asked me to put the phone by the radio so she could hear a tiny bit of play by play. It's that magic.
And that endless stream goes on and on. Nuxie succeeded Waite Hoyt who succeeded Red Barber and that's a rich, rich history. I found this link which gives a history of Reds broadcasters and the stations on which the games were broadcast:
Every baseball fan has great memories of listening to the game on a quiet summer night.
As for Steve, he's grown on me and not just juxtaposed with Marty's weaknesses ("Marty, stay on task, stay on task"). He calls a good game and is finding his legs, particularly viz a viz Marty.
Now if we can return the ballclub to its earlier glory!