You Should Probably Avoid Analogies That Compare Something Trivial To A P.O.W. Event That Killed Over 10,000 People

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Just a friendly little tip from AA. I probably should have got this message out a week ago because someone didn't heed my warning. You'd think things like this would be common sense, but not for Reds Announcer Marty Brennaman....

"Reds radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman issued an on-air apology Tuesday night for comparing the Reds' upcoming road trip to the Bataan Death March.

As the Reds batted in the first inning, Brennaman said he wanted to make a "profound apology" for the remark about the trip, an 11-day, nine-game swing through Oakland, Seattle and Philadelphia that begins Monday. The remark was wrong, he said, "and I profusely apologize."
Asshat. This is exactly what you should expect from someone in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Also, be sure to watch Baseball Tonight this weekend when Jon Miller compares the New York Yankees Season to the genocide in Darfur! Good times.

Brennaman apologizes for remark (Cincy Post)
Bataan Death March (Wikipedia)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:29 PM

7 Comments:

I think he meant that any baseball fans going to reds games is a death march.

GMoney said...
Jun 13, 2007, 3:45:00 PM  

Don't forget when Joe Buck compares the Cardinals schedule to 9/11.

mookie said...
Jun 13, 2007, 4:42:00 PM  

I'm a Cardinals fan, and I've never heard Buck say anything like that. If you were being sarcastic, I missed it..

Bruce said...
Jun 13, 2007, 5:14:00 PM  

Went to the Indians/Reds game last weekend.

It was BRENNEMANIA down there.

Goddam, these idiots are in love with themselves...Thom and his loving father Marty, icons and legends in Cincinnati Reds radio history.

hollywood wags said...
Jun 13, 2007, 5:21:00 PM  

Marty almost got halfway through and then Jeff Brantley had to finish.

hollywood wags said...
Jun 14, 2007, 9:15:00 AM  

so if the Reds go on a losing streak, is it worse than the fall of Saigon?

Sam said...
Jun 14, 2007, 11:17:00 AM  

Brennaman is a much better announcer than anyone posting on this site could ever hope to be. Yes, what he said was dumb, but the frustration with this team accumulating a losing record on every road trip got to him. This man saw the Big Red Machine. This man knows winning baseball. And if the truth be known, this man knows more about baseball than anyone who posts on this particular site.

Anonymous said...
May 18, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

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