Thom Brennaman interviewed a bird during Sunday’s game. A dove, really.

The Reds are barely under .500. Why has it devolved to this already?

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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. Comments referring to bird brains or comparing sizes of brains will be removed, per site guidelines.

    • Our ornithologists on here are going to be very disheartened to hear this!

    • ….then my comment regarding Darwin would be WAAAAYY out of bounds.

      • The dove probably has more insights on baseball skills than Thom, why not interview him.

  2. Ya know, I typically watch the game through mlb.com but use the radio feed overlay because Thom drives me nuts, so I saw some of this and tried not to imagine the ‘conversation.’ And yet, I played this video.

  3. Sorry, but I actually thought this was almost as funny as Adam from Milwaukee. 🙂 The best part was when the Bird (Jim Day) says “I don’t go to the radio booth because I don’t like cranky old men!” I don’t care who you are, that there is funny!

  4. Discussion with “Rally Bird” was amusing for a while … especially the shot at his Dad. But a little bit does go a long way.

    Now, if we had come back and won …

  5. The bird was cool. The interviews not so much.

    • Forgotten in all of this is how tough it must have been for the bird. I was worried about him and considered calling ASPCA.

  6. Glad I missed it.

  7. Is that Robert Stroud in the picture?

  8. It was the worst ballgame broadcast I have ever watched. Thom was talking to the bird over 2 innings before I came to my senses and turned off the TV. Thom was not funny but he thought he was. Jim Day made a couple of humorous comments. I am not sure what Reds fans have done to be punished with Thom. Talking to a bird while getting paid to broadcast a baseball game is not only stupid and juvenile it is an insult to folks who are expecting to see a professional media person broadcast a ball game. The bird said nothing which would have been a good strategy for Thom.

    • On the other hand, it kept Thom from talking about other things, and the value of that is hard to dismiss.

  9. I thought it was a fun way to distract from the game (a never-ending reminder of the horrible state of the starting pitching and how little of a chance it gives the Reds to win currently). It was spontaneous, unplanned and unrehearsed, which made it even more fun.

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Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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