According to John Fay (and last week, Lance McAlister):

Thom Brennaman could be named as soon as next week to join his father, Marty, in the Reds radio booth.


Because Thom Brennaman has heavy commitments to Fox Sports, he would have to miss a significant number of games.

Also on the broadcast front: There’s a possibility that Stewart could return in a television role. He would like to stay in the Cincinnati. FSN is broadcasting 145 games next year, up from 100.

I’m not a huge Thom fan and don’t understand why you’d hire someone that’s going to miss significant time. In other words, you’re going to have to hire 2 people…doesn’t make much sense to me, other than they see Thom as the replacement for Marty (and this is a way to keep Marty on-board).

UPDATE by Chad: Red Hot Mama thinks the whole idea is lame.

4 Responses

  1. Chad

    I agree with Daedalus’ comment about Stewart. I grew to like the guy.

    And I don’t have a problem with Thom Brennaman being brought in. He’s a competent broadcaster, and he’ll step in when Marty hangs it up in a few years. I’m fine with it.

    In the meantime, keep Stewart around to fill in when Thom is with FSN, and to do television broadcasts as well. Win, win situation.

  2. Jack

    Excellent choice. Nice to see Bob Castellini go after a quality replacement, not just the cheapest available. Makes good sense long term and what a great opportunity for dad and son to work together. 😀

  3. Chad

    I’d be awfully surprised to see Welsh do radio. I just can’t see that happening.

    Plus, he does an excellent job on television.

  4. ohiobobcat

    He calls the game, listening to out of town broadcasts I’ve grown to appreciate SS