His true feelings about the denizens of Wrigley Field came quite evident Wednesday night. When Adam Dunn hit a solo shot onto Sheffield Avenue, the ball was - as is tradition - tossed back onto the field. However, the ball was soon accompanied by 15 others, tossed by fans who had been holding them since batting practice.
And Marty didn’t enjoy the impromptu ball barrage (audio after the jump):
“See, this is the kind of thing, quite honestly right now, that makes you want to see the Chicago Cubs team lose. Among all baseball fans, and I can’t attest to the Yankees or the Red Sox, because we don’t see them with any degree of regularity unless it’s interleague play, but far and away the most obnoxious fans in baseball in this league are those that follow this team right here.
“Throwing 15 or 18 balls onto the field, there’s absolutely no excuse for that, and that is so typical of Chicago Cub fans. it’s unbelieveable … It’s ridiculous, it really is.”
Even when next Reds batter Edwin Encarnacion was up at the plate, Marty just couldn’t let it go:
“You simply root against them … They talk about this team winning the division, and my comment is they won’t win it, because at the end of the day, they still are the Chicago Cubs. And they will figure out a way to screw this whole thing up.”
Then Marty is joined in by Jeff Brantley on the Baby Bears’ bashing:
Jeff: “And then they’ll have no one to boo but themselves.”
Marty: “Well, they’ll never blame themselves.”
Jeff: “They blame that goat.”
Marty: “Blame that ol’ billy goat!”
Jeff: “I’ll tell you what, anybody that’d blame a goat for that long a losing, that’s silly.”
Marty: “Think so?”
Jeff: “I know so.”
Jeff seems to know a lot - like how Encarnacion is not a clutch hitter. (Oops!)
And what’s with all the vitriol spewing from Marty’s mouth? Did the Cubbies mistreat his son Thom during the younger Brennaman’s days with WGN?
Well, he’s not the first guy to bellyache about the Bleacher Bums (definitely NSFW).
But if it makes Marty feel any better, eight fans were ejected from Wrigley after tossing their balls onto the field. In the meantime, Marty, chill out. Relax. Take it easy.
Try treating yourself to a hearty bowl of Skyline Chili.