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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    I am excited about this...

    Marty and Joe are the sound of summer. I know this is an emotional reaction, but they bring back great memories of the 70s, back when the Reds were GOOD.

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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    I think the sunday afternoon game is perfect for Joe. Those games are never televised, and that is the game I always listen to on the radio from beginning to end.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    I love Steve. He paints the picture, tells the story as it unfolds, and doesn't get sidetracked... unless Marty steers him away, and even then, Steve's quite adept at unobtrusively bringing it back on track.

    He's a saint for being able to work with Marty as well as he does. He's handled a lot of awkward situations with style.
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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    Yeah, working with a hall of famer is such hell.
    He may be a hall of famer, but he's cantankerous as hell.
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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    My name says how I feel about Marty...I dig that cat...but I love what he used to do in the booth and tolerate what he does now....Joe, to me, is just going to be unberable to listen to.

    Steve is a saint and should be commended for the way Marty, Joe and the Reds have pushed him around.
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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Any time the "Old Lefthander" can be a part of a Reds broadcast is a good thing in my opinion, and I'll be listening and appreciating. One of these days, he'll "have rounded third and headed home for the last time."
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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan
    I am not in favor of this...If he comes back I hope he simply adds a story or two bout the good old days and leaves the announcing to Marty and Steve.

    As far as I know, it won't be a 3 man booth. For any given game, it will either be Marty and Joe or Marty and Steve. There will probably be a couple Steve and Joe games too, because I'm guessing, like last year, Marty will take a few off.

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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    I have mixed feelings about this - I love and have loved Joe (+ he's from my hometown). But like TB - I really like Steve. When I listen in the car or if the game is not televised I want someone to paint a picture and especially tell me what is happening on the field. I'm sorry, but most of the time Marty and especially Joe do not perform this duty anymore.

    I just feel so sorry for Steve - I'm sure this isn't what he signed up for. We, as Reds fans, can feel sorry for Joe for what happened a few years ago, but Steve is now being pushed around. CE is right is stating that a MLB radio position is a gold standard but it doesn't make what is happening now acceptable IMHO.
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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    As far as I know, it won't be a 3 man booth. For any given game, it will either be Marty and Joe or Marty and Steve. There will probably be a couple Steve and Joe games too, because I'm guessing, like last year, Marty will take a few off.
    Not good.
    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan
    Not good.

    I just dont see how a Reds fan can have so much venom for the ole lefthander.

    I admit his being baffled during interviews with latin american guys, his slurred speech, and other broadcasting fumbles were a bit tedious... but it happens to the best of them.

    Sometimes, I'd rather hear a legend babble about nothing, than a young up-and-comer tell it like it is. Not everyday of course.. but every once in a while.

    Sentimental, I know...
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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Alex
    I just dont see how a Reds fan can have so much venom for the ole lefthander.
    I don't think that's the case at all. Most love Joe, just not his inability to broadcast baseball anymore.

    It happens to all of us, which is why there is a mandatory retirement age at most companies.

    Go out on a high and know when to fold 'em.
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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Alex
    I just dont see how a Reds fan can have so much venom for the ole lefthander.

    I admit his being baffled during interviews with latin american guys, his slurred speech, and other broadcasting fumbles were a bit tedious... but it happens to the best of them.

    Sometimes, I'd rather hear a legend babble about nothing, than a young up-and-comer tell it like it is. Not everyday of course.. but every once in a while.

    Sentimental, I know...
    Venom?

    What are you talking about?

    I like Joe, love what he used to do...love to hear him stop by the booth sometime but please do not stay the entire game...spend a little time going down memory lane and leave on a high note.

    Just my thoughts...but I have NO venom towards Joe...just respect for my memories.
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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    martyfan...i cannot disagree with you more...i am from the columbus area and the guy who you are referring to is terry smith; and i enjoyed his work with the buckeyes and clippers...clipper broadcasts are now horrific...and unfortunately t. smith also was forced out by osu higher-ups...i hear him now on xm and he is doing a very good job with the angels...as far as the joe situation...i am over joyed...i love nuxie and my only hope is that he just sticks to doing the color commentary...i would have loved for a three man booth in those situations, but marty is against it...and what marty says goes...

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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    Why not have him do TV? Give him some of George's games, PLEASE! He just cant do the radio anymore.

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    Re: The Old Lefthander to Be More Involved in 2006

    I have somewhat mixed feelings about this. Most of you know the great amount of respect I have for Joe. Heck, he was the reason I kept listening to many a game when the Reds were enduring a good old fashioned butt whipping. I love the memories I have of some of the calls he did over the years. I love the relaxed pace he had, the cadence of speech that seemed so appropriate to the timeless nature of the game. It's like he was telling the listeners that there's no clock in this game, that it will be over when it's over and until then you can forget about everything else that is going on in the world. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, prop your feet up, and just get lost in the beauty of the game of baseball until the game ends and you are dragged kicking and screaming back into reality.

    To me, Joe epitomized summer. There was something warm and comfortable about his style, something akin to long summer afternoons on your grandma's front porch with a pitcher of lemonade and not a clock in sight. I have listened to Joe with a tiny transistor radio hidden under my pillow when it was past my bedtime, driving down the highway on vacation and giddy with delight that I have found an affiliate that is carrying the games, over a headset radio while mowing the lawn or paddling my canoe, in the background at countless barbecues, etc. For so many years Joe was an integral part of my summers. He was the voice of the common fan in a certain way, whether he was screaming "get outta here" when Marty was calling a home run or he was showing his obvious displeasure with a poor showing by the team. Whatever his faults, he wore his heart on his sleeve and you knew that he truly loved the Reds. That love showed in the way he did his job.

    But all of those pleasant memories are just that now. They are in the same category as those memories of Grandma's front porch with the pitcher of lemonade. Grandma is old and needs someone to look after her. She gets confused easily and gets around quite slowly, even with her walker. I have great memories of who she used to be, but she is no longer the person in those memories. Those times are gone. I miss them, but they can never come back. I still enjoy the time I spend with her, but it's different now. It's the same with Joe. When he is on the radio now I look forward to listening and I have nostalgic feelings about the whole experience. I hear his voice and I remember all the great times in past years. He brings back so many memories. But those times are in the past. That Joe is gone and can never return. The current Joe is but a shadow of his former self. You can still hear glimpses of who he used to be. You still hear the love for the team in his voice, but he has lost a step now. His pauses are longer and his attempts at pronouncing hispanic names have become more difficult. Now every time he comes back and does another game it just makes it more difficult to say goodbye. So if I had anything to say to Joe I would just thank him for all the great memories and then politely suggest that it's now time for him to step aside. We had some good times over the years, but those times are gone now. As difficult as it can be, for him and for his fans, it might be time to let go and move forward. With all that said, I sure will miss him and I may even miss Marty when he finally steps down, whenever that will be. It's hard to let go of childhood icons.
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