Some of my favorite baseball memories are hearing Joe in the background yelling, "Get out of here, baseball!! Get out of here!!!" just before Marty told us it was a HR.
And while he didn't do it often, there were times Joe was critical. I particularly remember he would throw in a sarcastic "We sure are getting tricky around here" when a Reds player would make a boneheaded baserunning play.
It's pretty cheesy. I hope the Reds' can "upgrade" in the near future.
And the "get out of here" thing still stays with me. When I go to games, I yell it out on a long fly ball.
I like the old depressed other team HR call.
(insert player here) swings...and it's a 2-1 ballgame. Sounding like someone just killed a puppy. Always cracked me up.
For those who didn't hear the radio broadcast tonight (Friday) Marty and Jim spent almost the entire 8th inning talking about Joe. I can't remember if it was the top or bottom of the inning but it's worth a listen for us old schoolers who remember the old days.
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Blitz Dorsey (04-30-2013)
It can always be worse. Harold Reynolds said today that Brandon Phillips is on fire right now. He of the 0-13 and 1 for his last 19.
Harold Reynolds is proof that there's an announcing job out there somewhere for even the worst of the worst.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
Wonderful Monds (04-27-2013)
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Reynolds also has the benefit of being pretty likeable and charismatic. His areas of expertise do seem limited, but at least when he's wrong, he's wrong in a breezy and personable way. In fact, it's the interplay among the various MLBNet guys that I enjoy: they all like their job and like each other, even if they don't all agree.
That said: if Harold Reynolds is going to be looking for credibility among relatively serious baseball fans, MLB Network did him zero favors by casting him as the buffoon on the new "MLB Now" show.
Reynolds reminds me of a friend's little brother. The kid that always hung around the big kids and was a little annoying, but was a pretty good player when you weren't noticing and everyone liked him anyhow.
RANDY IN INDY (04-28-2013)
"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."