“They’ve (Pirates) probably improved themselves, which means they’ll probably lose 97 games” Marty Brennaman, February 2011
Marty Brennamen was wrong. It’s not the first time the announcer has been off on a prediction, but he must be absolutely pissed that the Pittsburgh Pirates ensured his Reds of a losing season. Suck it Marty.
The Pittsburgh Pirates played before a soldout PNC Park for the final Saturday home game of the season. The Bucs didn’t disappoint in notching their 71st victory of the 2011 season.
The offense jumped on Travis Wood for four runs and seven hits in the left handers 2.2 innings.
Josh Harrison was the big star for the Bucs. He had four hits and was just a homerun shy of the cycle.
Neil Walker delighted his hometown faithful with three hits and stole some bases and now has nine on the season. He jammed a finger while stealing third, but did stay in the game.
But as unimpressive as the starting pitching was in the game, I was impressed with the Pirates bullpen. Just amazing work.
Jared Hughes struckout the side with some filthy movement on his fastball. Tony Watson and Jose Veras threw in some strikeouts, but a leadoff Veras walk in the eighth inning inched the Reds to within one run.
But the Bucs saved the best for last.
With Steve Miller chugging hot tea to get his pipes ready for his show, Jason Grilli went to the mound and locked down the Reds to get the save. Nothing like keeping the hometown crowd in a good mood. Grilli is just another great story in this 2011 season. It was his ninth career save and his first in more than two years, he did it in front of his Dad who we understand had a long talk with him last year as Grilli sat out of baseball.
Now that’s cool stuff huh Marty?
Hit it Steve
The home season wraps today with the Bucs looking for a sweep with James McDonald on the mound. JMac is trying hard to get that tenth win. The Pirates bullpen hasn’t fared very well for him, as they have blown five leads for the Pirates right hander this season.
Marty reminder from 8Feb,2011 post:
Sometimes it’s best to just keep your mouth shut. Cincinnati Reds’ radio announcer Marty Brennaman never is able to do that. [via Colin when he was with PG]
There is nothing I like about the city of Cincinnati. But nobody cares about that.
It’s one thing for Pirates fans to be critical of our ballclub as we are living it, but we don’t need to know how this ass hat feels about the Bucs. I could care less how respected this man is, he lost mine when he went on this rant during a baseball banquet at Marshall University.
“They’ve (Pirates) probably improved themselves, which means they’ll probably lose 97 games,” said Brennaman of the Pirates, who were 57-105 in 2010. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel for that franchise. There really isn’t.
“I don’t think it has great ownership, I don’t think it has great baseball expertise in its front office, and is strapped for finances, which is probably the single biggest problem. I feel bad for them. PNC Park is one of the fine ballparks in Major League Baseball.”
Is what he says about Pirates ownership true? Maybe it is. Is calling out the front office true? Maybe it is.
Is calling the Marshall President ‘queer’ true? No that’s just shocking and a paper said he should have used better words than that…really? Ya think?? But remember, Marty says what he wants.
Telling 400 people how many games the Pirates team will lose is a smack in our face as Pirates fans. Telling them he feels bad for us pisses me off to no end. I trust I am not alone.
I also trust Clint Hurdle reads this quote before every Reds game for as long as he manages in Pittsburgh. And I trust Marty reads the sign I will be holding too…
because we don’t need you to ever “feel bad” for us Marty. See you soon
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