Saturday, October 16, 2004
EXcub announcer (that won't shut up) in the NLCS: Thommy Brennaman
It's bad enough that we have to watch the Redbirds, and worse yet the Redbird fans, whoop it up in this years NLCS. Making matters worse are the clowns in the FOX broadcast booth. Lil' Thom (don't forget my H) Brennaman has been on the national scene for too long. The guy never shuts up.
Thommy broadcast the Cubs for six years on WGN Radio and TV from 1990-1995 -- It was 6 years that I'll happily forget. My main recollection of Brennaman announcing the Cubs was he always complained that Greg Maddux would have "one bad inning". Maddux was 15-15 (3.46 ERA) in 1990; in '91 he was 15-11 with a 3.35 ERA; and in 1992 he won his first Cy Young going 20-11 with a 2.18 ERA. He must not have had that many "bad innings". Now Thommy will tell you he discovered Maddux.
Some Cub fans wanted Thommy Boy to come back and replace Chip Caray. Not a chance Cub fans. The guy burned alot of bridges on his way out of Chicago. Enjoy announcing another 100 loss season in AZ next year Thom. I'm turning down the sound on my tv for the rest of the NLCS.
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