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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Marty Brennaman on final game: ‘Hardest day of my life’

CINCINNATI (AP) — A few hours before the start of his final series as a Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, Marty Brennaman was pausing to collect himself at the thought of a final out now clearly in sight.

“Here I go,” he said, forcing a smile that brushed back emotions.

The 77-year-old broadcaster known for his pull-no-punch descriptions and his “this one belongs to the Reds” sign-off settled in Tuesday for his last three days in the booth. After 46 years, Brennaman is retiring — and no, he won’t be coming back to the microphone again. A series against the playoff-contending Brewers will provide a truly final out.

“Thursday will be the hardest day of my life, I think,” Brennaman said, referring to the series finale. “I think that will be a tough one.”

 

 

QLE Posted: September 25, 2019 at 12:54 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Moeball Posted: September 25, 2019 at 06:59 PM (#5883094)
Marty should go out in true Marty style - only 3 days left to bash Joey Votto! Get to it! Remind everyone that the manly hitters are the ones swinging at pitches out of the strike zone with runners on base! Because RBIs are the most important offensive stat!
   2. Bote Man Posted: September 26, 2019 at 02:24 AM (#5883197)
Happiest day for Reds fans and those who listen to Reds games on the radio, though!
   3. Belfry Bob Posted: September 26, 2019 at 02:26 AM (#5883198)
Remember listening on my tabletop radio to Marty calling Virginia Squires ABA games in 1970-71. Good times.
   4. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 26, 2019 at 08:01 AM (#5883210)
Is Al Michaels to blame for Marty? I suppose it was inevitable. Maybe the mood will improve next season.

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