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Thread: Grande calling it quits (UPDATE: Thom Brennaman named replacement)

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    Grande calling it quits (UPDATE: Thom Brennaman named replacement)

    2nd item from Hal. Doesn't it seem like this news deserves a headline?

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayto..._HalMcCoy_Reds

    I wonder what changes will be in store for the tv booth. More of Thom? Who else might they bring in? One of the radio subs (like Kelch?)

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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    Damn it. GG is the man, so much comedy, mostly unintentional, that made all these losing seasons more enjoyable. This sucks.

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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    I wont miss him at all.

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    Grande isn't edge of your seat exciting, but like a broken-in pair of slippers, he is familiar and comfortable and calming. And like that Uncle everybody has, he's ultra corny sometimes. I'll miss him. He can be boring, etc. but I think he is truly decent man. I wish him the best in his retirement.

    Who replaces him ? AND Marty has suggested that 2010 may be it for him, so that would be 2 big shakeups in 2 years. I like Kelch, and I'd like to see him get a chance to replace Marty.

    I'm not a huge Thom fan, but that's probably what we're looking at.
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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    I will miss the endless shout-outs to Jesse Jackson, Brian Hunterman, Christian Roberts, and all those other people we should have no business knowing their names.

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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    Quote Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache View Post
    I will miss the endless shout-outs to Jesse Jackson, Brian Hunterman, Christian Roberts, and all those other people we should have no business knowing their names.
    What about the ad nauseum references to Welsh's house as "The Ponderosa" ?
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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    HEY!!! Well, Hi, Hello and Welcome to the end for George Grande. Grande, well, you know his story. He came to the Reds in 93 following working for ESPN. He's the only tv PBP guy I can remember broadcasting reds games (i'm 24) so I am a bit sad for that reason. It's a major part of my youth gone. I watch games on tv much more frequently then listen on the radio so I remember most of my great Reds memories with the calls of George Grande. From clutch Larkin hits into the gap to win games. To Kevin Mitchell putting on a hitting display that I haven't seen a Red come close to topping yet. To Ron And Reggie in 95. To Eric Davis making a great comeback in 96. To Curtis Goodwinn walkoff HR's in 97. To the great return of Deion Sanders (remember that game). To opening day 2000. To HEY!! To Larkin scoring the winning run on opening day in dramatic fashion. To the opening of GABP. To Dunn's walkoff GS agains the Indians.

    In spite of all of that I'm not entirely sad to see him go from a pure broadcasting standpoint. The last few years his sugar sweet style has begun to wear on me. I think it's time for a change.

    I'll see ya at the ballpark Grande.
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    George Grande you know his story................. yada yada yada

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    I liked Grande. I found his PBP much more informative than MB on the radio. I haven't listened to a game on the radio in a few years because of the constant rants of MB. Good luck George. At least a few of us appreciated your professionalism.

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    I didn't like him personally. I hate the Cardinals and he likes them. I remember him for the man love of one Jim Edmonds. I thought he called a crappy game too. Misjudged all kinds of plays (Jay Bruce's warning track fly ball the other night). Reds can do better.
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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    How was his announcement, or did he say it yet?

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    Loved George Grande. Gonna be sad to see him go...
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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    I think GG had good insight into the organization, he'll be a valuable resource gone. I hope they find a suitable replacement.

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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    My favorite GG moment of all time was when Junior hit his 500th home run in 2004 against St. Louis, distinctly remember the game, they were wearing the teal armbands as part of the annual "fight prostate cancer" week, and when it went off the bat, the home run call was just a squeaky "HEEEEEEEEYYYYY!!!! He did iiiiiiiit!" in a weird cross between Vin Scully and Screech. Best home run call ever.

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    Re: Grande calling it quits

    George was a very nice guy, but I won't miss him in the booth one bit.

    If we can get Thom and Chris to do 100+ games together that would be great. Welsh is a lot better without Grande in the booth IMO.


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