July 28, 2000 |
Johnny Bench has quit a daily radio show with Reds' announcer Marty Brennaman after the two had a dispute over whether the broadcaster should have referred to Pete Rose in a Hall of Fame speech. Bench has quit WLW-AM's daily morning "Brennaman and Bench on Baseball" show, station operations manager Darryl Parks said Thursday. Parks said he had been told Bench had resigned from the show, but did not explain Bench's reason for leaving.
September 5, 2000 |
What do you think Yankee owner George Steinbrenner likes better, winning titles or working his players over in the New York tabloids? Steinbrenner once called Hideki Irabu a "fat toad" (he knew whereof he spoke that time, being on the overstuffed side, himself). Last week he blasted reliever Jeff Nelson, who complained about not being used enough before giving up a game-losing grand slam to Seattle's Edgar Martinez.
May 3, 1988 |
President Bart Giamatti of the National League suspended Cincinnati Reds Manager Pete Rose Monday for 30 days--the longest ban of a manager in 41 years--for shoving umpire Dave Pallone during Saturday night's game against the New York Mets. In a statement released in New York, Giamatti called the incident, in which Rose twice shoved Pallone while arguing a call at first base, an "extremely ugly situation" and "one of the worst in baseball's recent memory."
August 23, 1987
Marty Brennaman is firmly established as the Cincinnati Reds' announcer, but when he took the job in 1974, all he heard about was the man he replaced, Al Michaels, one of the most popular play-by-play men in the team's history. "I got to thinking, 'What have I gotten myself into?' " Brennaman told the Pittsburgh Press. "It was the only time in my career that I was feeling like maybe I made a mistake, that I might not be good enough, that maybe I couldn't cut it."
October 18, 1990 |
Cincinnati Red pitcher Tom Browning, who is scheduled to start Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, left Riverfront Stadium during Game 2 Wednesday night after learning that his wife had gone into labor. But when it looked as though the Reds might run short of pitchers, he was summoned back via a radio message broadcast by Marty Brennaman, the Cincinnati play-by-play announcer. Browning left the ballpark after being notified that his wife, Debbie, entered a hospital, a Red spokesman said.
June 14, 2007 |
Troubled Tampa Bay outfielder Elijah Dukes was not in uniform for the Devil Rays game Wednesday night against San Diego after another wave of media reports detailing his problems off the field. Manager Joe Maddon said the 22-year-old rookie was given a "personal day" and would not be at Tropicana Field after it was revealed that a pregnant 18-year-old girl is claiming that Dukes is the father of her unborn child. The St.