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La Russa irked by Reds broadcaster

Posted on: May 17, 2011 8:30 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans 

Little surprise here, but Tony La Russa is upset at other people and what they do or say.

Marty BrennamanOn Tuesday, he was asked about these comments from Reds radio play-by-play man Marty Brennaman (right) during Monday's Reds-Cubs broadcast about the complaints made by Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter, who complained about the mound at Great American Ball Park:

Marty Brennaman: The grounds crew did an incredible job, despite what that whiner and excuse-maker Chris Carpenter complained about the mound and the smoke after the fireworks -- Travis Wood didn't.

Jim Kelch: It's always something when they come in here.

Brennaman: Yeah, that's the line Joe Petini laid on the media, that every time they come in here, it's always something with that team. Oh, really? You might be the most unliked team in baseball and it's always the other team? Unbelievable.

(via the Cincinnati Enquirer)

Joe Pettini, the acting manager of the Cardinals over the weekend, said, "It's always something when you come in here." 

Later, Brennaman called Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan "infantile" for his criticism of Reds closer Francisco Cordero for hitting Albert Pujols in Sunday's Reds victory.

Well, Tuesday, La Russa fired back.

"I think the safest thing to say is he's a Hall of Famer, and he should get the respect that inclusion in that place deserves," La Russa said, according to MLB.com's Matthew Leach. "And then he ought to earn it every day from his Hall of Fame induction forward. He ought to earn it and not abuse it."

Brennaman won the Ford C. Frick Award, presented by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in 2000. Brennaman is well known for saying exactly what he feels on the air and that's gotten him in trouble occasionally, but he's been paid for many, many years to say exactly what he feels and that's not changed anytime recently. That's what makes listening to Brennaman a joy, he calls a great game and doesn't let anything hold him back -- even to the dismay of some Reds players and officials. There are homers out there, but Brennaman isn't one of them.

Brennaman was honored by the Hall of Fame because he does his job well, and sometimes that includes criticism. La Russa will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible, but that will be as a manager, not a broadcaster. He doesn't have to like what Brennaman said, but Brennaman is living up to his reputation -- and his duties -- as he says what he did about the Cardinals, Carpenter and Duncan. La Russa, too, has a right to defend his players and coaches, even though at time it may be better just to decline comment. But hey, it keeps keep us bloggers employed, so there's that. And with the Reds and Cardinals battling for the NL Central crown (along with the Brewers and Cubs) in a race that won't be decided until the end of the season, the back-and-forth should give us fodder for months to come.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 8:06 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:20 pm
 

La Russa irked by Reds broadcaster

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Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:44 pm
 

La Russa irked by Reds broadcaster

They may say Marty isn't a homer, but his son sure is.  He's so lopsided and blind he shouldn't be on tv.  The Reds have never done anything wrong in his eyes.  Just the world against poor Cincy.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2011 8:18 am
 

La Russa irked by Reds broadcaster

  • Trying to keep an eye on Cards game WITH PHILLIES last nights, and like usual all these (and many more) Reds fans raid OUR game blog with foul comments, nasty remarks, and generally make thing miserable for everyone else.   Following are a few of the tamer comments I pulled from the blog last night.   With the story about the Reds broadcaster, it's now clear where they get their terrrible manners!  
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cards blow, and theiir fans swallow

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no, we just hate the Cards because they are in fact, whiny bitches

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It's funny the Cards actually think they can win with that defense and bullpen

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Reds need a bigger rearview to see the Cards...








Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 12:34 am
 

La Russa irked by Reds broadcaster

LaRussa is a jerk.  Brennaman is NOT.  'Nuff said.


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:14 pm
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