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    whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    The Reds have replaced Keels with Kelch for next season


    My favorite is "flyball to right field Chris Heisey makes the catch!" Umm Paul that was Jay Bruce in right, he mustve done that about a half dozen times.


    Kelch adds television work to announcing duties
    REDS BROADCAST TEAM

    By John Kiesewetter ? jkiesewetter@enquirer.com ? January 13, 2011

    After one year on Reds' radio broadcasts, Jim Kelch will move part-time into the television booth.

    The former Louisville baseball announcer, who joined Reds radio full-time last year, will replace Paul Keels as the secondary Fox Sports Ohio play-by-play announcer when not on radio.

    "I'm very thrilled with the opportunity, and glad the Reds believed in me and think I can do the job," Kelch said.

    Kelch did TV and radio for the minor-league Louisville franchise from 1989-2009. He did two Reds games for FSO last season.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...T04/101140348/

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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    My favorite Keels moment has to be one that didn't happen in the booth.

    It is of him cleaning out any sort of desk, cubbie or cubical he may have had at GABP and leaving the building.

    Here is a confession. When they hired him I thought, cool. I remembered his demo from back when the Reds were looking to find a "replacement" for Joe..and I REALLY liked that demo. One thing I learned while in management in radio and should have applied here is NEVER hire a person off of their demo...demo's, when they are good are always THE VERY BEST YOU WILL EVER HEAR from a talent. That is certainly what happened with mr Keels....good day, sir...I said, good day!
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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    I've always enjoyed listening to him do OSU football and basketball games which is why I was always so shocked at how bad he was during reds games. I guess calling baseball just isn't his thing.

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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    I don't remember any. I usually dozed off when he was talking.

    He just wasn't very good broadcasting baseball. I have never heard him on OSU broadcasts so I can't comment on that. I do know some or most broadcasters are better at one sport than another. Only the truly greats are good at all.
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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    I enjoyed his sprinklings of 70s and 80s Reds trivia.
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    Wow. Kelch spent 20 years in the minors before being called up to the big team.
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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Wow. Kelch spent 20 years in the minors before being called up to the big team.
    He's paid his dues, that's for sure.

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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    Keels had done radio PBP for one of the universities in Cincinnati before landing the Ohio State gig. The connections he acquired during his time in Cincinnati probably gave him a leg up in the Reds' hiring process. It's refreshing that the club was willing to recognize that there was a better option and moved on.

    I like Kelch's work overall and I like his effect on Marty when they work together. IMO, he makes Marty better. Maybe he'd make Brantley better, too?

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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    Great thread topic.

    I think similar to the first post; I heard Keels call Miguel Cairo (filling in for Joey Votto at 1st base) 'Votto' for the course of several innings in a ballgame last summer.
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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
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    He just wasn't very good broadcasting baseball. I have never heard him on OSU broadcasts so I can't comment on that. I do know some or most broadcasters are better at one sport than another. Only the truly greats are good at all.
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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    Keels has great pipes and a good speaking cadence and I liked to listen to him.

    But he was pretty consistent in getting players names wrong. I can understand once in a while, but it borders on unforgivable when it happens a lot.

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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    If you've never heard Marty calling a basketball game you've missed a real treat.
    I have but it's been a long time ago. He did UK basketball games on TV back in the late 80's,IIRC. I don't remember how good or bad he was.
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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    Great thread topic.

    I think similar to the first post; I heard Keels call Miguel Cairo (filling in for Joey Votto at 1st base) 'Votto' for the course of several innings in a ballgame last summer.
    another fav Keels moment is "it's a long flyball deep to left and the catch is made by Paul Janish!"

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    Re: whats some of your favorite Paul Keels memories

    I warned in the thread where keels was hired that he is always getting names wrong during games. Of course with fewer players on the field, less collisions and more space, one would expect improvement in that area. I understand some like his basketball gamecalling. He should stick with that.

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