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    Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    I know we'll still have to tolerate Grande this year for a majority of the games that are on TV, but I love this Brantley/Thom B combination. And I knew I would. Brantley is so knowledgeable, was a very good closer for the Reds as we all know for a few years, and grew up rooting for the Reds (in Alabama I believe... I remember him saying when he was a player for the Reds that he was a diehard Reds fan as a kid during the BRM era and I heard him re-tell the story last week on the radio). Brantley brings solid info, and I always think it helps having a "homer" in the booth if they are professional. Brantley wants us to win, but is a pro's pro.

    And I really like Thommy B as well. He is a class act and a very good PBP man. Not a HOFer like his father, but solid and then some. I couldn't believe it when it was announced that Brantley and Brenneman were joining FSN (and we were getting 145 games on TV) and I still can't. Just another reason I love Castalini and believe he's committed to getting us back to the World Series. We didn't get a lot of outside free agents during the offseason, other than Alex Gonzalez, but Castalini proved he is willing to spend money by re-signing Harang and Arroyo, and going above and beyond and getting us a real announcing team. (disclaimer: I do like Chris Welsh to an extent, but not nearly as much as either of these guys)

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    I just hope they don't criticize too much during the game, as they did this past half inning regarding Arroyo's approach to Izturis. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy both Jeff and Thom very much, but I just hope negativity doesn't carry over into the FSN booth.

    I like Grande and Welsh, too.

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    That at-bat was good for Arroyo. Pick a contact hitter and give him change ups. He's not a powerful batter, he will just put the ball on the ground. Arroyo is having difficulty with his change up. What better batter than Ceaser (Pizza Pizza!) to test it on?
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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    Quote Originally Posted by Dracodave View Post
    That at-bat was good for Arroyo. Pick a contact hitter and give him change ups. He's not a powerful batter, he will just put the ball on the ground. Arroyo is having difficulty with his change up. What better batter than Ceaser (Pizza Pizza!) to test it on?
    That was my line of thinking too. Pts for you.

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    Thom, being 'nationwide' [not ZZ Top like, but nationwide none the less] seems to bring something more professional than our regular guys.

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    I really like Brantley's cockiness he brings. His jokes about Ted Lilly and all of that just make me laugh. In large doses he may get kind of annoying, but I find it amusing right now.

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    Brantley is excellent on the tv side of things, he just needs to work or his radio pbp.
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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Brantley is excellent on the tv side of things, he just needs to work or his radio pbp.
    I enjoy Brantley as well. Like him or not, you gotta love that he would rather be a Reds broadcaster rather than have his kushy BT gig.

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    Love them both. Very tired of Welsh's old spiels. He's better suited for the pre-game shows where everything can be about him. Grande is a great guy but the "gee, golly, shucks" stuff really wears you down YEAR after YEAR.
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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    I like it so far. I could see Brantley wearing me down after a while, but I still like him.

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    I enjoy them more than George & Chris.
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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    I really enjoyed thier debut together.
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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    Not one mention of "Friends and Family", "Good Times and smiling faces" not one average play was deemed "Brilliant" nor was a hardship endured recanted before a cutaway to a child eating a hot dog in dads lap.

    I loved it.

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    it was excellent! seems more like a playoff atmosphere when those guys are announcing. it's also nice that they're spending the night talking about baseball, instead of what good guys certain people are, and Daddy Wags, lol.

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    Re: Brantley/T.Brenneman outstanding

    Vast improvement over George and Chris.

    Really enjoyed it.
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