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    Brantley to booth...

    Per Enquirer:

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...PT04/310250030

    Jeff Brantley is the choice to be the third man in the Reds' radio booth.

    An announcement could come shortly after the end of the World Series. Brantley, a former Reds reliever, is currently working the World Series for ESPN.

    Brantley, 44, is expected to join Marty Brennaman and Thom Brennaman as part of the primary radio team. Thom is expected to work 45 games on the radio and 45 games on TV. Marty's longtime partner, Joe Nuxhall, will work six to 12 games. That will leave the bulk of the schedule to Marty Brennaman and Brantley.



    Brantley could not be reached for comment. But two sources said the Reds and Brantley have agreed to a deal.

    Reds chief operating officer John Allen said the search is "proceeding. I'm not going to comment publicly on candidates."

    One of the other candidates for the job - former Reds catcher Joe Oliver - said Tuesday that he had not heard from the Reds in weeks.

    Brantley has worked for ESPN since 2002, shortly after he retired following a 14-year big league career. Brantley has been a regular on Baseball Tonight as well as an analyst on games.

    When the Reds announced that Steve Stewart's contract would not be renewed, team officials said they wanted a former player to provide analysis.

    The job will also require some play-by-play. Marty Brennaman calls the first, second, fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth innings of games. The second announcer does play-by-play in the third, four and seventh innings.
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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    I'm not looking forward to hearing Brantley do PBP.
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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    We'll see how this works out....he wouldn't have been my first choice.
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    There's going to be some ego cage matches going on in that booth.
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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    It seems that Marty and Brantley have the type of personalities that would clash. It may get interesting in the booth at times next season.
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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    It seems that Marty and Brantley have the type of personalities that would clash. It may get interesting in the booth at times next season.
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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    I just wish they would have made more improvements to the TV crew. We do get Thom for 45 TV games but other than that we are still stuck with Grande for 100 games and Welsh for all 145.

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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    Ugh...color me unimpressed.
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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    I like this a lot. Accountability and knowledge in the booth. Good move.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    so glad I don't have to listen to the Reds on radio
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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    I just wish they would have made more improvements to the TV crew. We do get Thom for 45 TV games but other than that we are still stuck with Grande for 100 games and Welsh for all 145.
    I predict Chris and George won't be so bad this year.
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    Horrible choice, I can't stand Brantley on BBTN, so I won't be listening on the radio for sure now.
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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    I just wish they would have made more improvements to the TV crew. We do get Thom for 45 TV games but other than that we are still stuck with Grande for 100 games and Welsh for all 145.
    Is Welsh doing all 145? I thought he was also only doing 100.

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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    I like this a lot. Accountability and knowledge in the booth. Good move.

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    Re: Brantley to booth...

    I guess I don't have to keep this secret anymore....


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