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Is this for real? If so great!!!
happy first post
HUBBA A man who knows everything,just can't remember it all at one time.
Tis being reported now as fact and not speculation. A 4 year contract to do both TV and radio, around 90 games next season.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Catellini just made his big splash! To do this now makes me look forward to the offseason and BC proactive wallet.
Am i the only one not overly joyed by this?
Sounds like nepotism to worst degree. Sure Thom is a fine announcer but I really want some consistency in the booth and with Thom's other commitments as well as dear old grumpy dad along side. I would be fine is Thom REPLACED Marty and they added a former Red who knows the game (Paul O'Neil for example).
Color me unimpressed.
Yeah, I can show you a clear case of nepotism at my alma mater. I don't feel that way at all about the hiring of a quality announcer in Thom. Thumbs up for me.
Originally Posted by nate
Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.
I've always liked Thom. It's not nepotism if he's actually very qualified for the gig. I wouldn't be against Thom and Paul doing that.
The problem I have is it's only 90 games a year. I don't understand why he's only doing 90 games. Fox doesn't start the game of the week till June. Even if you let him off for Friday, Saturday and Sunday games every week from June through Sept, that's still 114 games he can do. Say what you want about Steve but he was there for 162 games.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
90 games? That's 55% of the season, why bother to come at all if you are only going to be here about half the time?
The Reds are setting themselves up to replace Marty in a few years. I like that they have hired Thom. Good announcer.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
Fox is going to do games every Saturday from start to finish next year.
Hopefully they add someone else while Marty takes his 3 innings off doing whatever the heck he does. (what DOES he do anyways? Is PBP that strenuous?)