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    Marty signs three-year contract extension

    CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini today announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman has signed a 3-year contract extension through the 2010 season.

    Brennaman's previous 3-year contract, signed on August 10, 2004, was set to expire after this season.

    Brennaman, 65, since 1974 has been the lead voice of the Reds on 700 WLW Radio. The Reds Radio Network is one of the largest in professional sports, with 46 affiliates covering six states and anchored by 50,000-watt WLW.

    This season, Brennaman is sharing the broadcast booth with Reds Hall of Famer Joe Nuxhall, Jeff Brantley and his son, Thom Brennaman.

    Currently in his 43rd season as a broadcaster, Brennaman received the Ford C. Frick Award on July 23, 2000, in ceremonies at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The award is presented each year by the Hall of Fame to a broadcaster “for major contributions to the game of baseball.” Brennaman, Red Barber (WSAI, 1934-38) and Russ Hodges (WFBE, 1932) are the only Reds announcers ever to receive the Hall of Fame’s prestigious broadcasting award.

    On May 2, 2005 he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in Salisbury, NC. On November 5, 2005 he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. In 1999 he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

    Brennaman has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year 13 times, most recently in 2006. He won the Virginia Sportscaster of the Year Award four times while broadcasting basketball games for the American Basketball Association’s Virginia Squires, baseball games for the New York Mets’ Class AAA affiliate in Norfolk and football games for both Virginia Tech and William & Mary.

    He also has broadcast games during the NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament, including 15 regional tournaments and 11 Final Fours.

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    Re: Marty signs three-year contract extension

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    Re: Marty signs three-year contract extension

    Is he gonna close or be a setup man?
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    Joy.

    Wish Bob would spend some of that money on things like Players, a GM, or a Manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Joy.

    Wish Bob would spend some of that money on things like Players, a GM, or a Manager.
    Amen. During the off-season last year, the Reds only big move was to sign Thom Brennaman to join his dad in the radio booth. Even if Marty and Thom are absolutely wonderful announcers, building an annoucing team is not exactly the big change that I have been hoping for.
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    Congratulations to Marty!

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    World Series here we come!
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Marty signs three-year contract extension

    Marty signed to 3-year extension.

    Dunn option not picked up.

    Watch, it will happen. I'm hanging on by a thread here.

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    Re: Marty signs three-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Marty signed to 3-year extension.

    Dunn option not picked up.

    Watch, it will happen. I'm hanging on by a thread here.
    If they don't pick up Dunn's option, it won't because of Marty's contract

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    Re: Marty signs three-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    If they don't pick up Dunn's option, it won't because of Marty's contract
    Matt, I do realize this.

    It's just the irony of it all.

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    Re: Marty signs three-year contract extension

    While I may be in the minority, I'm certainly happy to see this done.

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    Marketing to people you think are stupid 101:

    Make a lot of noise about announcers, call up propsects that aren't ready for a quick fix and field a team of aging dreck that can hover around .500 because they(fans) are too dumb to keep coming out if we actually tore it down and rebuilt it.

    Bob C isn't anymore of an answer than his mentor was. He's just a lot younger and not going anywhere anytime soon.

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    Re: Marty signs three-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    While I may be in the minority, I'm certainly happy to see this done.
    You're not in the minority, or Castellini wouldn't have done this.

    Marty frustrates me at times, but he's one of the biggest reasons I became a hardcore Reds fan. Maybe he should attend a grumpiness-management program.

    A funny thing about Marty this year is how he turned on Kyle Lohse. It used to drive me crazy last year when he'd do his on-the-air lobbying act for the Reds to bring him back. This year, when he inevitably regressed to the mean, he ripped him mercilessly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    You're not in the minority, or Castellini wouldn't have done this.
    I agree, but also I wonder if Marty would still be here if Linder was running the show. Its no secret that Uncle Carl wanted Marty out -- Steve Stewart was brought in to be his eventual replacement. I wonder if even Carl would've blinked at getting into a urinating match with Marty.

    Oh well -- no win situation for Casty here. Marty is the vox populi for Reds fans. Ditching him would be tough and probably would only create a negative backlash in the fanbase and the media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post

    Oh well -- no win situation for Casty here. Marty is the vox populi for Reds fans. Ditching him would be tough and probably would only create a negative backlash in the fanbase and the media.
    Casty may think it is better to have the negative backlash from the fanbase and media directed at Reds players rather than against him. Great. Marty can continue his crusade against any Reds player who hasn't kissed his rear end and who doesn't fit his ideal of a hustling player of limited talent who makes quality outs and knows how to play the game.
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