Get Off Marty Brennaman's Lawn You Cubs Fans!

Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm still trying to figure what was happening during this audio clip, but apparently some Cubs fans are throwing multiple balls onto the field and Marty Brennaman is none to happy with them.....



Man that escalated quickly didn't it? It's okay to say the fans are annoying at times, but saying that's why you "hope they lose" on-air is a bit unprofessional. Brennamania baby! It's sweeping the nation.....one homertastic clip at a time.

(Thanks to AK for the clip)

Marty Brennaman Hates Cubs Fans (Deuce of Davenport)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:55 AM

28 Comments:

Marty may be the best announcer in baseball not named Vin Scully. Maybe that wasn't the best forum, but seeing the people who go to Wrigley Field on a regular basis get called out rather than romanticized is something that is long past due.

Derek said...
Apr 18, 2008, 12:15:00 PM  

Hmmm...the Cubs won the division last season. The Reds haven't made the playoffs since 95. It would be one thing if the Cardinal announcers were making the comments, but the Reds?

JC_Sports said...
Apr 18, 2008, 12:15:00 PM  

Just an FYI, what happened was a Reds player hit a home run, so the fans threw it back, then threw back a bunch of BP home run balls too, like 10 or 15 of them. That was about it.

Mike Maloney said...
Apr 18, 2008, 12:36:00 PM  

Cubs fans don't want to be romanticized... but they sure as hell don't want some old man telling them they are obnoxious either. Bottom line, a handful of fans thought it would be funny to throw more than the standard home run ball back on the field and Brennaman went off the deep end, for no apparent reason. They weren't throwing batteries at players or doing anything malicious. To say there are a few bad seeds at a Cubs game is an understatement, but you'll find that at any ballpark that actually draws more than a few thousand people per game. This is probably why Marty is so appalled. He's used to those Cincy crowds of 3000 people that are nice and quiet and don't cause a raucous!!

Go Cubs Go!

Andy said...
Apr 18, 2008, 12:40:00 PM  

The home run ball left the stadium and went onto the street in right field. The dumb thing was the balls were being thrown back from both left and right fields.

Stewert said...
Apr 18, 2008, 12:43:00 PM  

It was a stupid moment that, I'm guessing here, was coordinated by the regular ball hawks that will, again, just guessing, not be repeated - if the numerous ejections is any indication.

Marty is just being Marty. He's hated the Cubs for a long, long time.

oh, and what's with the upsurge of hilljack accents at the end of the clip. Brantley goes into full on drawl mode and Marty brings the Kentucky.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Apr 18, 2008, 1:05:00 PM  

Brennaman is an idiot, just like his son. To say the Cubs will "find a way to lose the division because they're the Cubs" (paraphrase) is moronic and completely unprofessional - they just won the division LAST YEAR, in case he forgot. He's just bitter b/c the Reds still suck.

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 1:43:00 PM  

Hey if you all want obnoxious, imagine having to watch FSN Ohio to get some Cubs coverage.

Now type in "Bronson Arroyo JTM" in youtube and watch those commercials.

Yea, having to watch that, that is obnoxious, Marty/Thom cause I know Thom is thinking the same thing.

jd said...
Apr 18, 2008, 1:50:00 PM  

Uhhhh, Marty said 'balls', huh-huh-huh...shut up, dumbass.

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 1:55:00 PM  

I don't think it was a coordinated effort, I think it just snowballed after the first HR substitute ball was tossed out.

To call it "coordinated" is to give the drunks in the bleachers too much credit.

Becky said...
Apr 18, 2008, 1:56:00 PM  

His son Thom use to do Cubs games and always use to fawn on them and almost cried about the Bartman incident. Aside from Marty as a Pete Rose defender I generally like him, especially more than his son. Also agree with him about Cubs fans as a Mets fan who still has to hear about 1969 when my parents weren't even in HS. It's so true they never blame themselves. Black cats, Billy goats, Leon Durham, Chicago summer matinee games, Steve Bartman, the Tribune Company. How about they actually care and not show up to such a mess and not turn their stadium into a cocktail party?

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 2:23:00 PM  

Is anyone gonna comment on Brantley starting a sentence with "And, look at THIS!"?

On the radio...?

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 2:35:00 PM  

It is about time someone say the truth about the Cubs. I used to live in the area and these fans are some of the most unknowledgeable in baseball. They think they will win the series every year and think Wrigley field is mecca when in actuality it reminds me of the Orange Bowl. However I do know a few realistic Cubs fans but they are very hard to find. They deserve to not win because they fill that ballpark no matter what the outcome and go there to drink as opposed to watch a game. I mean look at Bartman a typical Cubs fan who was looking clueless after the fact and doesn't realize what happened. So kudos to Marty Brenneman for the comment. Besides the only reason anybody cares about the Cubs is that they are loved for being losers!

LETS GO METS

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 3:04:00 PM  

Cubs fans ARE among the most annoying in baseball... he's just preachin' to the choir.

Deaner said...
Apr 18, 2008, 3:33:00 PM  

I love when people group things together like, you know, stereotype them! It isn't like we have had a problem with that since, oh, forever!

As a Cubs fan I can tell you every person on the team down to the bullpen. Want prospects? Try Tyler Colvin, our top one. (Aside from Geovany Soto cause he is playing in the majors now.)

So don't call all of them drunken unknowledgeable idiots. I know it is easy and fun behind the veil of the internet, where testicles grow to the size of grapefruits, but give it a rest.

And as far as Brennaman goes I think you people are missing the point. I wouldn't have even condoned Harry Caray saying something like that even though I'm sure he probably would have been under the influence of sweet, tasty, Budweiser.

Deserve to lose cause they threw out a couple of balls onto the field to simulate a Wrigley tradition? The average age of AA readers must be way up there for you geriatrics that don't have a sense of humor.

jd said...
Apr 18, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

Been a Cub fan for years, and yes, I agree with most of the comments about many of the fans in the bleachers being drunken idiots and acting retarded most of the time. The place is sold out nearly every game now, and you get lots of touristas and other folks who are just there to party, and who cares what's going on in the field.

That being said, Marty's still upset over his poor little lame - ass son with the singsong announcer's voice getting the beat down and thrown out on his arse by the team when they realized how sucky he was. Show some class, you old fart - your franchise has a great history, but just because they suck now don't take it out on everyone else. And that goes double for your hee - haw hick friend in the booth.

Dmac said...
Apr 18, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

Piece of evidence #11,064 that Cubs fans are idiotic: the new #1 selling T-shirt outside Wrigley is 'Horry Kow'?

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/901817,CST-SPT-gordo18.article

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 4:54:00 PM  

Unprofessional, perhaps, but honest. He let his emotions get the best of him but he said what he felt. I respect that.

MoonDog said...
Apr 18, 2008, 5:34:00 PM  

Marty is being a bit of a hypocrite.
A caller on a Chicago radio show brought this up. Pete Rose got ejected for bumping Steve Palermo in a game in Cincinatti. Marty made a big stink about it on the air. According to the caller the fan threw all sorts of stuf on the field. I must say though, unless the fans in the stands were all listening to transitor radios, I can't say how much Marty had to do with that episode.

sanford said...
Apr 18, 2008, 5:56:00 PM  

God, I hate drunken Cubs fans. They piss on my lawn after just about every game.

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 6:41:00 PM  

@becky

You're probably correct - but the bleachers have been a drunken beer garden for a long time, so why tonite? and just on timing alone it looked suspicious to me. There's a whole subculture of ballhawks out there.

No matter really, the whole episode was stupid.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Apr 18, 2008, 7:20:00 PM  

Brennaman is a dipshit. Cubs fans are the "most" obnoxious, are you kidding me?

And what everybody overlooks is he said, "With regard to Yankees fans and Boston...we don't see them on a regular basis."

He literally just slapped in the face the fans of the three most popular teams in all of baseball.

Hang it up buddy, you're loooooong past due. (pun intended)

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 12:23:00 AM  

Cub fans are no better or worse than any other fans. The fact is, Marty is just used to not having any fans at the ballpark... well, except when the Cubbies come to town. It has been known for 40 years that the partying goes on in the bleachers. If you want well behaved, well informed baseball savvy fans you just avoid buying bleacher seats (as my father always did).

As far as the extra balls, I thought it was hilarious. Should we start talking about some of the dangerous, vicious incidents happening in other ballparks?

Or how about the near riot in Cincy years ago all over a possible blown call. Now there's class for you.

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 12:29:00 PM  

I am a cub fan, and I was at that game (and 4 others last week). That night I was personally annoyed by the level of obnoxiousness in the stands. It was a night game and way too many people were way too drunk.

The balls coming back was funny if you were there, and I didnt see anyone ejected over it, and if they were, big deal, the cubs werent going to lose at that point.

Which brings us to why Marty was upset, hes used to the Cubs being as bad as the reds. Clearly they have passed them by.

Anonymous said...
Apr 21, 2008, 10:34:00 AM  

OK Marty I'll spell it out for you. Wrigley is a very large bar with a live ball game instead of TV. Does it make more sense to you now?piytjh

Anonymous said...
Apr 21, 2008, 12:04:00 PM  

Hey Marty put your money where your mouth is. I'll bet Pete Rose will book any bets you want to make against the Cubs. Wrigley might be a large bar, but it's not a betting parlor. I hope you like echo chambers because that what the Reds ballpark is going to be like in July.

Anonymous said...
Apr 22, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

To put it simply Cubs fans are annoying.

And I'm pretty sure you guys are the bitter ones. Thom and Marty are better than any announcers you have (Bob Brenley? seriously?). If Thom was bad I'm pretty sure he wouldnt be doing Fox Saturday baseball, and I'm having a hard time finding a Hall of Fame broadcaster in your booth.

Anonymous said...
Apr 29, 2008, 12:14:00 PM  

bottom line is that its a stupid tradition. get over it. your pitcher threw a bad pitch and the opposing team capitalized on it. This silly tradition is so indicative of cubs fans in general. Its never your fault. Why don't you pansies man up and take whats coming to you? I can't wait to see the Reds finish ahead of the Cubs this year...

slmettler said...
May 8, 2009, 1:25:00 AM  

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