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Marty Brennaman: unfiltered

Feb 7, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

Marty Brennaman

About two or three years ago we all finally decided that my dad had gotten old enough to where we no longer feel the need to apologize for the crazy stuff he says.  You just get to a certain point, you know, when it’s more cute than anything else. And it’s not like you’re going to change him.  In other news, Marty Brennaman is my dad’s age:

On Saturday night during Marshall University’s preseason baseball banquet and fundraiser at the Cam Henderson Center, Brennaman – the keynote speaker – determined that Marshall’s president must be “queer” for softball since the university managed to open a $2.5 million softball facility in March 2008, but baseball is still traveling for home games.

He went on, touching on the Reds’ NL Central rivals:

[The Pirates] probably improved themselves, which means they’ll probably lose 97 games … There’s no light at the end of the tunnel for that franchise. There really isn’t … I’m not a big St. Louis fan, because I’m not a big Tony LaRussa fan. I refer to him as ‘Mr. Baseball’ on the radio, because he acts like he invented the game … The Chicago Cubs won’t be a factor because, no matter how much they add to their club, at the end of the day, they’ve got ‘Cubs’ across the front of their jerseys. That’s the reason why they won’t win.”

I’m surprised that he didn’t say anything about the White Sox. Sure, they’re not in the NL Central, but Adam Dunn plays for them and Marty can’t go ten minutes without explaining how Dunn is the worst thing to ever happen to baseball.

But then again, that was a few years ago. He was younger then and what he said about things seemed to matter more.

(link via BTF)

  1. shawnuel - Feb 7, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    I can’t speak to the first comment (and wouldn’t use the term “queer for”) but he is pretty spot on in the rest of his rant……. one of those guys who says what everyone else thinks.

  2. Jonny 5 - Feb 7, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    What a drag it is getting old…… Woodie Fryman kicked the bucket on Friday.

    • BC - Feb 7, 2011 at 10:19 AM

      Woodie kicked butt. RIP.

  3. sknut - Feb 7, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    If he feels so passionate about getting Marshall a stadium why doesn’t he kick in a few bucks to get the fundraising started for it.

  4. Panda Claus - Feb 7, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Some interesting thoughts. Could be he was also playing directly to his audience and it would be hard to imagine they didn’t like what he said.

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