Marty Assigned Security in Chi-Town

After Marty Brennamans’ episode on April 16 when the Reds were in Chicago, someone decided that it would be best for the long-time Reds broadcaster to be assigned a security detail during the current three game stand in the Windy City.  Mark Sheldon, the beat writer for the Reds said that Marty, so far, hasn’t encountered any problems.

At Navy Pier with his family, a ride worker told Brennaman’s daughter he had a bone to pick with “Thom Brennaman,” who is Marty’s son and broadcast partner.

“That would be me you’re talking about,” Marty told the gentleman. He said that they chatted pleasantly for 15 minutes, and all was good.

As with Adam Dunn’s dust-up with Blue Jay’s G.M. J.P. Riccardi, I support Marty when he (tells the truth) calls out the Cubs fans for being idiots.  Marty even says, in reference to throwing the ball onto the field after a home run, “It is a Chicago Cubs tradition that other people have copied throughout Major League Baseball and I’m fine with that.” Here are the original comments from the broadcast:


Ryan Dempster, My New Favorite Cub


Dempster Thinks Cubs Will End Drought, Win World Series

“A year ago in spring training, it was Carlos Zambrano guaranteeing the Cubs would win the World Series.

Dempster made no guarantees, but he’s convinced the centurylong drought will end.

“I wouldn’t show up here and work as hard as I did and everybody work as hard as they did to not believe that,” he added.

Reminded that Zambrano’s prediction fell short, Dempster didn’t back down.

“And we were close, maybe we need some more guys saying it,” he said. “You see these teams and they come together, they battle together and they endure through everything and they start believing that they are that good.”