We haven’t commented on all the ceremony, but I wanted very badly to be at this game:
The Reds honored radio broadcasters Waite Hoyt, Joe Nuxhall and Marty Brennaman during a ceremony on the field before Sunday’s game at Great American Ball Park.
Three replica radio microphones bearing the broadcasters’ last names were unveiled on the concrete façade below the WLW radio booth.
“This is a real honor,” said Nuxhall, whose broadcasting career with the Reds began in 1967. “It’s something I never expected. I enjoy the game of baseball and being part of the Reds organization for all these years. To have this happen is, basically, unbelievable as far as I’m concerned.” …
“I feel like Joe does,” Brennaman said. “If somebody had told me then (in 1974) that I’d be here today, and they’re going to retire a microphone in my name along with Joe and Waite Hoyt, I would have laughed and I would have never believed it.”
If anyone has a copy of the CD they gave away on Sunday that they are willing to sell, I’m very interested. Marty and Joe are a huge part of my childhood — and my adulthood, now that I think of it.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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