1530 HOMER’s Lance McAlister is reporting that the Reds plan to hire current Phoenix broadcaster Thom Brennaman as their second man in the radio booth.
– I like Thom, and think he does a very good job.
– But I don’t see what he adds. His style is different than his dad’s (a little less spicy), but I’m really not sure what having the both of them in there accomplishes for the listener. There’s no need to hire an ex-player just to have an ex-player, but there are some who do a very nice job, and bring a valuable perspective.
– My understanding was that Thom makes really good money in Phoenix, so Castellini must be prepared to open the checkbook.
– This is certainly the “least bad” option I’ve heard discussed (Dan Hoard doesn’t excite me at all, and Tracy Jones would make me break my radio).