Quote Originally Posted by Chip R

This is only speculation on my part but I believe Marty feels like he does because he believes Barry did that to show up the Reds front office for not giving into his demands and it was a stunt to curry favor with the fans and try to force the Reds to offer him a deal for 2005. He probably believes that what Barry did burned John Allen and DanO's hides. Marty is a big supporter of those two and that is why, IMO, he said what he said.

Sounds about right to me.

I don't have the lifelong attachment to Marty that many who grew up listening to him do.

I've never quite understood the loyalty he gets from so many, but I accept it as a fact.

But I think Chip nailed it in that post.