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Marty Brennaman is going to have to shave his head

Jul 29, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

Marty Brennaman, Bill Cosby Getty Images

The Reds’ legendary broadcaster Marty Brennaman will be sporting a new look a week from now. The 70-year-old Ford C. Frick Award winner pledged earlier this year that he’d shave his head for a 10-game winning streak, and the Reds came through with one Sunday by beating the Rockies 7-2.

Before today’s game, Brennaman said he’d get the cut Friday in the Reds clubhouse if the team was able to finish off the sweep. Homer Bailey has volunteered to do the honors.

Mat Latos led the way today, pitching eight innings of two-run ball and striking out eight. Drew Stubbs and Jay Bruce homered for Cincinnati.

The Reds are 61-40, tying them with the Nationals for the game’s best record. They’re on pace for 98 wins, which would be their highest total since the Big Red Machine won 102 games in 1976.

  1. okwhitefalcon - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    That’s great, cool for Marty to follow up on his pledge.

    Here’s hoping T(h)om Brennaman makes a pledge to take a vow of silence the rest of the season on his Fox gig if the Reds extend their streak to 11 and Reds fans vow to show up and actually support their fine team.

  2. highpowered350 - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    He’s half way there.

  3. Old Gator - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Matthew, I thought we had agreed not to mention the Reds’ winning streak. Hung one on last night, did we?

  4. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Liking my 12-1 odds that the Reds win the NL, 10 in a row and Votto is getting closer.

    • natslady - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:17 PM

      We are NOT conceding! Nats never say die. Blow a 9-0 game? OK, come right back and win six straight. One of our best relievers gives up three dingers? No problem, the hitters pick him right up, “that’s what we’re here for.”

      David Wright, 1-12. Ryan Braun, 2-15…

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

        Of course not, but hey when I made the bet I wasn’t entirely sure if the Reds would contend for the division. But I liked them odds.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM

      Yep. 10 straight. Well done. Better consider sitting Joey when he returns. You don’t want to mess your mojo up.

  5. raysfan1 - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    He just wants to rock the Craig Calcaterra look.

  6. johnnyb1976 - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    What does the Nats have to do with Marty getting his head shaved?

  7. Kevin Gillman - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    I think Matt Underwood of the Indians need to make the same pledge. You never know, if that happens…LOL

  8. whodeytn - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    We are NOT conceding! Nats never say die. Blow a 9-0 game? OK, come right back and win six straight. One of our best relievers gives up three dingers? No problem, the hitters pick him right up, “that’s what we’re here for.”

    David Wright, 1-12. Ryan Braun, 2-15…

    ========
    Um, good for you?

  9. gmenfan1982 - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    That’s f***ing awesome!!!

  10. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    that’s great, and all well and good…but isn’t Dusty still their manager?

  11. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:29 AM

    This reminds me a bit of another “be careful what you promise” story: The Orioles had lost their first 6 or 7 games in ’88 and some local DJ or something vowed he’d stay up on his studio roof until they won, certain they just HAD to win soon, right? Lost their first 21 and he was up there the whole damn time!!! Ooops.

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