Ridiculous - JD
It isn't official until 2:00PM but the Reds PR hasn't gotten a heads up. They received advanced notice when Marty was voted into the HoF. This is a little ridiculous. I realize that he wasn't the best announcer, but he was Cincinnati fans favorite announcer. Announcers are there for the fans, and it is obvious by the votes he received that he was incredibly popular. What criteria do announcers have to meet? It seems to me that the most important part of being an announcer is being popular amongst your listeners/viewers. Harry Caray wasn't a great announcer in his play by play or color abilities, but he was loved by the fans of every team he worked for. I am angry. It is official now. Dave Niehaus, a Seattle announcer won the Frick Award.