Marty Has Left The Reds Radio Booth
This is going to take some getting used to. After years of Marty & Joe on Reds Radio.... and then Marty & Steve.... it was kind of jarring to hear the Reds Hall of Famer addressed as "Dad" repeatedly on the air today.
I'm enjoying listening today to Marty Brennaman and his son, Thom. But it will take time to become accustomed to hearing Thom address his broadcast partner as Dad. In the opening minutes of the broadcast, Thom explained to listeners that he had talked to several people on the Dad vs. Marty question, and decided to call him Dad. That's what sons call their fathers, he said. "So it's Dad! I hope everybody is cool with that!"
Claiming not to be a sentimental person, Marty choked up introducing Thom for their radio debut today on the Reds first spring training opener. Thom jumped in and broke the ice with: "Do you need a breather there, old-timer?"
Marty and Thom had never done a radio game before, and it showed. They stepped on each other's lines a couple of times, but they'll figure it out. It was as much fun to hear them as I had hoped. And Jeff Brantley offered some good insights when he joined the broadcast in the fifth innnig.
Here's the Reds Radio rotation this weekend:
Friday: No broadcast
Saturday: Thom and Jeff Brantley
Sunday: Marty & Joe.
I'm interested in your opinions about all three broadcasts this weekend by the new Reds Radio team. Tell me what you think.