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    Thommy B

    Is it me, or does he seem to be way more negative than he was when we were losing every year?

    It seems like he continually bashes the way the team is run, roster moves by the front office and the players.

    He is an old-timer (grumpy and longing for the good old days) and he is not even old.

    I like him much better on football than baseball. The fact that he is Marty Junior and is a native gives him the attitude (or at least to me it sounds that way) that he can say as he pleases because of who he is.

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    I love Thom, I just feel like he's constructive like Marty, which I enjoy watching games. George Grande was a nice guy, but being nice and positive all the time just annoys me when i'm watching a game and they aren't playing well, lol.

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    My only issue with Thom is that he tends to hit the same issue over and over and over. See BP's pickoff last night. Yes it was a completely stupid play but to harp on every 5 minutes for the rest of the game is overkill.

    I do like how he, at least IMO, approaches the play by play much like a fan would.....questioning the strike zone, close plays, asking Chris the question about Wood's fatigue, etc.

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    Im not one to complain about Thom, I actually like an opinionated announcer rather than someone bland and pollyanna like George Grande.

    But wow last night was the zenith or nadir (depending how you look at it) of his negative hyperbole. He just wouldnt let anything go, opportunites vs Halladay wasted, Brandons pickoff, the Reds lack of extra inning offense, the batters approach to Valdez on the mound and relentlessly driving the point home that this was basically "the most embarrassing loss in recent Reds history"

    Okay, we get it, all of us who stayed up for the 6 hours saw the exact same thing you did.

    Even my girlfriend mentioned...."jesus, Thom seems even more bitter than normal tonight"

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    I don't think he is usually negative...well at least compared to dad. I'm not a big fan of his though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Who Dey Time View Post
    My only issue with Thom is that he tends to hit the same issue over and over and over. See BP's pickoff last night. Yes it was a completely stupid play but to harp on every 5 minutes for the rest of the game is overkill.
    Exactly. He made me want to slap him last night.

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    I've always been a fan of his. He can relate to the extreme frustrations that we as fans can go through. I would rather have someone like than than someone who does nothing but pump sunshine up our @ss 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mroby85 View Post
    I love Thom, I just feel like he's constructive like Marty, which I enjoy watching games. George Grande was a nice guy, but being nice and positive all the time just annoys me when i'm watching a game and they aren't playing well, lol.
    I think he's OK, but he *seems* to be taking the whole Marty thing and trying to incorporate too much of it into his routine. When Marty is critical, I feel like it's almost always merited and agree with the way he handled it about 99% of the time. When Tom does it, a lot of it comes across as nit-picking to me.

    I flipped back and forth between WLW and TV last night. When I was on TV, Thom was unbearably negative. (Granted, it was a negative-type night.) But it came across as grating, whining at times.

    I got a chuckle today because Thom goofed up and said a fly ball to Heisey was ending the inning. It was only the second out. If a player had made that type of mistake (similar to Phillips' mental lapse last night) Thom would have crucified him. Now, certainly players are held to a much higher standard, but the irony was not lost on me.
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Thom and Marty in my opinion have the coolest play by play voices in all of broadcasting so i don't care what they say as long as i get to listen to them.

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    As far as Thom and Marty go, just do your job and describe the action. I don't need or care about your opinion. I can form my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maker_84 View Post
    Thom and Marty in my opinion have the coolest play by play voices in all of broadcasting so i don't care what they say as long as i get to listen to them.
    I could not disagree more on Thom. His voice cuts right through me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    As far as Thom and Marty go, just do your job and describe the action. I don't need or care about your opinion. I can form my own.
    My feelings exactly.

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    Marty has a cool, old time smoking play by play announcer voice
    Thom has a spoiled brat whine to him

    Just like the Buck family in St. Louise
    Jack Buck was awesome, Joe is a jerk

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    Thom Brennaman > Vin Scully

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    I like Marty but not a huge fan of Thom. Chris Welsh is awesome though.


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