Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34

Thread: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

  1. #1
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,517

    Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    I'm glad to see this, but around here I feel I'm among the minority.

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...ion-with-reds/

  2. Likes:

    BluegrassRedleg (09-20-2013), Captain Hook (09-19-2013), Donder (09-19-2013), Driver62 (09-20-2013), icehole3 (09-20-2013), joshua (09-20-2013), mbgrayson (09-19-2013), Norm Chortleton (09-19-2013), Number_Fourteen (09-20-2013), OGB (09-20-2013), OnBaseMachine (09-20-2013), Red in Chicago (09-19-2013), Roy Tucker (09-19-2013), SirFelixCat (09-19-2013), _Sir_Charles_ (09-19-2013)

  3. Turn Off Ads?
  4. #2
    Matt's Dad RANDY IN INDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Posts
    15,268

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    I like it!
    Talent is God Given: be humble.
    Fame is man given: be thankful.
    Conceit is self given: be careful.

    John Wooden

  5. #3
    Member Gizmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Currently in MD
    Posts
    948

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    I love Marty, but then again I've been out of town for 3 years, so don't really listen to him any more except when I'm back home on leave. I still get chills with "and this one belongs to the Reds" especially if it's an important win/clinch.
    Is it "next season" yet?

  6. #4
    Tired of talk. Win! Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Commonwealth
    Posts
    8,381

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    The man will probably work until he dies, especially if he's afforded all the extra vacation time they have been giving him the last few years.

    As an aside, if you get off essentially November, December, and January, plus most of October and some of February, do you really need a vacation in July?

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

  7. #5
    CELEBRATION TIME RBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    San Marcos, CA
    Posts
    13,987

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    The man will probably work until he dies, especially if he's afforded all the extra vacation time they have been giving him the last few years.

    As an aside, if you get off essentially November, December, and January, plus most of October and some of February, do you really need a vacation in July?
    Yes?

  8. Likes:

    Cursh14 (09-20-2013)

  9. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bridgetown
    Posts
    1,511

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    The man will probably work until he dies, especially if he's afforded all the extra vacation time they have been giving him the last few years.

    As an aside, if you get off essentially November, December, and January, plus most of October and some of February, do you really need a vacation in July?
    Do you need it no but if you can afford to why not?

    at his age I'm not sure I could travel that much.

  10. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    2,097

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    For all his faults, Marty is definitely one of the best in the business at calling a baseball game. If you find yourself not appreciating Marty, try to listen to some of the other announcers around the league. There are some brutal play-by-play guys out there.

  11. Likes:

    757690 (09-19-2013), Captain13 (09-20-2013), joshua (09-20-2013), Number_Fourteen (09-20-2013), reds1869 (09-21-2013), WVRedsFan (09-20-2013)

  12. #8
    nothing more than a fan Always Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cincy West
    Posts
    5,076

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    Marty has been much less grumpy over the last couple of years, has sounded much happier.

    Probably a combination of the team being a lot better and being very happy in his personal life.

    I love "happy Marty" and feel young again when I hear him calling Reds games.

  13. Likes:

    mbgrayson (09-19-2013), Number_Fourteen (09-20-2013), Roy Tucker (09-19-2013)

  14. #9
    Flash the leather! _Sir_Charles_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    8,490

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    I hope he never leaves. Despite the grief I constantly have to read here...he simply brings back too much of my childhood for me to ever want to see him go away.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

  15. Likes:

    919191 (09-20-2013), Always Red (09-19-2013), Boss-Hog (09-19-2013), Degenerate39 (09-19-2013), joshua (09-20-2013), KittyDuran (09-19-2013), Norm Chortleton (09-19-2013), Number_Fourteen (09-20-2013), OGB (09-20-2013), Old school 1983 (09-19-2013), OnBaseMachine (09-20-2013), RANDY IN INDY (09-19-2013), RedFanAlways1966 (09-19-2013), RiverRat13 (09-19-2013), WildcatFan (09-19-2013), WVRedsFan (09-20-2013)

  16. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    116

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    Marty will never be a favorite of the "homers". His "call it as it as he sees it" approach is what defines him and makes him great IMO. Glad he is staying.

  17. #11
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,517

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    I'll take a Marty approach over a George Grande approach any day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

  18. Likes:

    armybrat45103 (09-19-2013), Norm Chortleton (09-19-2013), WVRedsFan (09-20-2013)

  19. #12
    One and a half men Patrick Bateman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    5,956

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    His approach is fine.

    He just doesn't know what he's talking about and his comments are often extremely uneducated.

    I'll take Bob Ueker every day of the week, and don't need a cheesy line to overstate how awful Brennamen is to players he deems not up to his standards.

  20. Likes:

    AtomicDumpling (09-20-2013)

  21. #13
    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    8,329

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    I like Marty's voice and his way of saying things. I just don't usually like what he says. If I can somehow manage to tune out the content and just focus on the tones, maybe I'll become a fan like I was as a teen.

    Oh well, I don't really listen to Reds commentators much anymore. It's all about streaming the game on my laptop with a playlist going and three other windows open.

  22. Likes:

    dfs (09-20-2013), KittyDuran (09-20-2013), remdog (09-21-2013)

  23. #14
    Worth The Wait
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    4,333

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    The man will probably work until he dies, especially if he's afforded all the extra vacation time they have been giving him the last few years.

    As an aside, if you get off essentially November, December, and January, plus most of October and some of February, do you really need a vacation in July?
    I always thought watching baseball games in July WAS vacation.

  24. Likes:

    919191 (09-20-2013), Old school 1983 (09-19-2013), remdog (09-21-2013)

  25. #15
    Member kbrake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    2,353

    Re: Marty signs a 3 year extension.

    When I'm at home watching on TV if there is a big play I always go the At Bat app on my phone and fire up the radio to hear Marty call the big play. The delay makes it work perfect. When I do this I love Marty and I get all the warm fuzzy feelings so many of you have already mentioned.

    When I'm in the car and have to listen to him do an entire game and just unfairly crush Votto or Bailey or Bruce I can't stand Marty. That isn't "telling it like it is" that is grumpy bitter old man and it got old a long time ago.

    Overall I'm glad he is back and hope he stays for awhile. Sometimes I think it is just easier to pick your spots with him and embrace the good parts.

  26. Likes:

    AtomicDumpling (09-20-2013), BluegrassRedleg (09-20-2013), KittyDuran (09-20-2013), Larkin Fan (09-20-2013), Number_Fourteen (09-20-2013), Patrick Bateman (09-19-2013), RedsBaron (09-20-2013), RedTeamGo! (09-20-2013), westofyou (09-20-2013)


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25