"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
By and large, I think they do a good job.
I think they do sometimes go to sleep in the control room and forget about replays and the strike tracker. Like in last nights game, Lecure had several very close pitches and the broadcast just sailed on. But that's a minor nit.
I don't like the constant tracker bar. HD is glorious and then they ruin it with that thing.I find it distracting. I don't know if its the colors or what because ESPN's doesn't affect me the same way.
Pay attention to the open sky
Oh, and the Muenchen Furniture Express ad creeps me out big time. Pete and his g/f make me go ewwwww.
Pay attention to the open sky
To me, Thom is just too much of a downer. I appreciate an announcer of being critical when it calls for, but much of the time he seems to come across as thinking playing the game is just that simple.
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.
I just wish Thom would stop talking about the Cubs so much. I know he used to work there back in the 90s but it's incessant. I know this is illogical but I worry that the more he talks about the Cubs sucking at one thing or another, they will do something good. Good or bad he's always talking about them.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
That said, since we are stuck with his contract, he needs to be on TV. When Marty and Thom are together on radio, it's absolutely horrible, as they feed off each other's bad attitude.
Chris Welsh is an awesome broadcaster. I respect stats, but I'm not hardcore about them as some people are. I think Welsh does a great job at introducing stats in small bites so people can understand and not get overwhelmed/bored. Kelch is fine.
IMO, the TV broadcast is much better than the radio broadcast.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
Tom Servo (04-23-2013)
I am thrilled to be able to watch so many games, especially being an out-of-towner, but man, does Thom make it painful sometimes. Just an abrasive on-air personality, in my opinion, with his RISP and bunt diatribes, etc. I think Chris does a good job though and brings a much-needed even keel to the broadcast.
"I can make all the stadiums rock."