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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   When Reds announcer Marty Brennaman got his head shaved a month ago, four little girls were on the field because "now he'll look like us". Here are their stories   (news.cincinnati.com) divider line 40
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2012-09-09 02:00:33 PM  
Tl;dr
 
2012-09-09 02:02:42 PM  
I think Marty Brennaman is a douche but damnit he makes it hard for me to think he's a douche after reading that. 

/Cardinals fan
 
2012-09-09 02:03:08 PM  
When Reds announcer
Marty Brennaman got his head
shaved a month ago.




english: do you speak it motherfarker?
 
2012-09-09 02:10:00 PM  
Whenever I think my life is crappy because of some insignificant thing I like to read articles like this to put it back in perspective. Kudo's to everyone involved, especially the kids. I can't imagine how I would feel if any of my kids had to go through that. Good luck to all the kids battling their cancer.
 
2012-09-09 02:13:13 PM  

MrVeach: When Reds announcer
Marty Brennaman got his head
shaved a month ago.



english: do you speak it motherfarker?


Marty Brennaman. Caught sayof head shaved. "Reds announcer" a month ago. Four little girls. "Now he'll look like us." on the field. Stories here.
 
2012-09-09 02:15:04 PM  
*doink doink*
 
2012-09-09 02:26:55 PM  
Screw the dust, this article just brought tears to my eyes. If only everyone with "celebrity" status did things like this
 
2012-09-09 02:29:39 PM  

UncleStumpy: Tl;dr


Then you missed a good one.
 
2012-09-09 02:35:37 PM  
As a parent who spent the summer of 2000 with a 12 year old in ICU at CHOP with pseudotumor cerebri I can relate. I hit my low when I had to leave work when the spinal shunt ruptured and his spinal fluid was running out of wound in his back. Had to drive from NJ to PA with a kid who was dying in the back seat and I was powerless to stop it. That night I was in the the ICU floor kitchen heating wet towels in the microwave because it would shut the the pain down for a couple of minutes so he would stop screaming in agony, the morphine was having almost no effect. I called my Dad to let him know the latest surgery had failed and I lost it. Another parent found me on the floor in a sobbing mess and helped me get it back together so I could go back to his room.
not a CSB

Writing that was like reliving it, he is ok now. Going to get a beer...
 
2012-09-09 02:41:47 PM  
Plexo

I was going to complain about the way that article's written but I think I'll shut up now....
 
2012-09-09 02:49:27 PM  
Is he the drunk one announcing the game?
 
2012-09-09 02:52:52 PM  

Plexo: As a parent who spent the summer of 2000 with a 12 year old in ICU at CHOP with pseudotumor cerebri I can relate. I hit my low when I had to leave work when the spinal shunt ruptured and his spinal fluid was running out of wound in his back. Had to drive from NJ to PA with a kid who was dying in the back seat and I was powerless to stop it. That night I was in the the ICU floor kitchen heating wet towels in the microwave because it would shut the the pain down for a couple of minutes so he would stop screaming in agony, the morphine was having almost no effect. I called my Dad to let him know the latest surgery had failed and I lost it. Another parent found me on the floor in a sobbing mess and helped me get it back together so I could go back to his room.
not a CSB

Writing that was like reliving it, he is ok now. Going to get a beer...


Well, no beer today because it's a long football day...but in between I'll chug my Starbucks doubleshot for you anyway. Pretty sobering shiat. Good to hear he's ok.
 
2012-09-09 03:02:08 PM  

Plexo: As a parent who spent the summer of 2000 with a 12 year old in ICU at CHOP with pseudotumor cerebri I can relate. I hit my low when I had to leave work when the spinal shunt ruptured and his spinal fluid was running out of wound in his back. Had to drive from NJ to PA with a kid who was dying in the back seat and I was powerless to stop it. That night I was in the the ICU floor kitchen heating wet towels in the microwave because it would shut the the pain down for a couple of minutes so he would stop screaming in agony, the morphine was having almost no effect. I called my Dad to let him know the latest surgery had failed and I lost it. Another parent found me on the floor in a sobbing mess and helped me get it back together so I could go back to his room.
not a CSB

Writing that was like reliving it, he is ok now. Going to get a beer...


Wow. Words fail. If I could give you and your kid a hug right now, I would. So glad he is ok.
 
2012-09-09 03:24:06 PM  

Plexo: As a parent who spent the summer of 2000 with a 12 year old in ICU at CHOP with pseudotumor cerebri I can relate. I hit my low when I had to leave work when the spinal shunt ruptured and his spinal fluid was running out of wound in his back. Had to drive from NJ to PA with a kid who was dying in the back seat and I was powerless to stop it. That night I was in the the ICU floor kitchen heating wet towels in the microwave because it would shut the the pain down for a couple of minutes so he would stop screaming in agony, the morphine was having almost no effect. I called my Dad to let him know the latest surgery had failed and I lost it. Another parent found me on the floor in a sobbing mess and helped me get it back together so I could go back to his room.
not a CSB

Writing that was like reliving it, he is ok now. Going to get a beer...


Thanks, but I was already crying before I read this!
 
2012-09-09 03:26:57 PM  
Wow. Words fail. If I could give you and your kid a hug right now, I would. So glad he is ok.

Thanks to all for the kind words. I just wish no parent had to go through watching your kid suffer and being powerless to stop it.
 
2012-09-09 03:32:21 PM  

Mrtraveler01: I think Marty Brennaman is a douche but damnit he makes it hard for me to think he's a douche after reading that. 

/Cardinals fan


THIS

/Reds fan
 
2012-09-09 03:38:04 PM  
Thanks, but I was already crying before I read this!

My "little boy" is now a paramedic. Was going to write how he saves lives but I'm just glad he is here.
 
2012-09-09 03:44:06 PM  

Plexo: As a parent who spent the summer of 2000 with a 12 year old in ICU at CHOP with pseudotumor cerebri I can relate. I hit my low when I had to leave work when the spinal shunt ruptured and his spinal fluid was running out of wound in his back. Had to drive from NJ to PA with a kid who was dying in the back seat and I was powerless to stop it. That night I was in the the ICU floor kitchen heating wet towels in the microwave because it would shut the the pain down for a couple of minutes so he would stop screaming in agony, the morphine was having almost no effect. I called my Dad to let him know the latest surgery had failed and I lost it. Another parent found me on the floor in a sobbing mess and helped me get it back together so I could go back to his room.
not a CSB

Writing that was like reliving it, he is ok now. Going to get a beer...


God bless you and your family. Glad he is ok now.
 
2012-09-09 03:48:44 PM  

jayphat: Is he the drunk one announcing the game?


You might be thinking of Jeff Brantley. He's not drunk, he's from Alabama.
 
2012-09-09 03:59:21 PM  

Plexo: As a parent who spent the summer of 2000 with a 12 year old in ICU at CHOP with pseudotumor cerebri I can relate. I hit my low when I had to leave work when the spinal shunt ruptured and his spinal fluid was running out of wound in his back. Had to drive from NJ to PA with a kid who was dying in the back seat and I was powerless to stop it. That night I was in the the ICU floor kitchen heating wet towels in the microwave because it would shut the the pain down for a couple of minutes so he would stop screaming in agony, the morphine was having almost no effect. I called my Dad to let him know the latest surgery had failed and I lost it. Another parent found me on the floor in a sobbing mess and helped me get it back together so I could go back to his room.
not a CSB

Writing that was like reliving it, he is ok now. Going to get a beer...


CHOP helped save my daughters life too. Favorited. I'm glad your son is doing better.
 
2012-09-09 04:06:05 PM  
I wasn't able to go to this game, but I was at the two games after this one, the place was rocking. When Charlie Sheen just up and doubled the amount given to the reds community fund, loudest I've ever heard gabp.
 
2012-09-09 04:12:57 PM  
WOW! as near as I will get from a Ron Bennigton approval
 
2012-09-09 04:17:13 PM  
I don't know how people can read stories like these, meet these kids and then say with a straight face that we should leave healthcare to the vagaries of the "free market".
 
2012-09-09 04:36:17 PM  

Plexo: WOW! as near as I will get from a Ron Bennigton approval


hahahah. been close to 8 years since I've been in studio and people still remember.
 
2012-09-09 04:43:49 PM  

Plexo: Thanks, but I was already crying before I read this!

My "little boy" is now a paramedic. Was going to write how he saves lives but I'm just glad he is here.


Fantastic!
 
2012-09-09 04:56:39 PM  
Marty is a crusty old bastiard, but he really hit a home run with this thing.
 
2012-09-09 05:08:47 PM  

CognaciousThunk: jayphat: Is he the drunk one announcing the game?

You might be thinking of Jeff Brantley. He's not drunk, he's from Alabama.


You might be thinking of Harry Carey. He's not drunk (any more), he's dead.
 
2012-09-09 05:13:28 PM  

ttc2301: CognaciousThunk: jayphat: Is he the drunk one announcing the game?

You might be thinking of Jeff Brantley. He's not drunk, he's from Alabama.

You might be thinking of Harry Carey. He's not drunk (any more), he's dead.


Listening to the reds radio network, I feel like I just stepped into a bar 15 mins after last call. The guy sounds inebriated 99.6% of the time he's talking.
 
2012-09-09 06:26:31 PM  
Commas...use them biatch
 
2012-09-09 06:44:54 PM  
If nothing else, it reminds me that there are no real problems in my life and wherever I am frustrated, I'm really just bored. I sure don't have farking cancer.

/so what's my problem?
 
2012-09-09 06:57:46 PM  

jayphat: ttc2301: CognaciousThunk: jayphat: Is he the drunk one announcing the game?

You might be thinking of Jeff Brantley. He's not drunk, he's from Alabama.

You might be thinking of Harry Carey. He's not drunk (any more), he's dead.

Listening to the reds radio network, I feel like I just stepped into a bar 15 mins after last call. The guy sounds inebriated 99.6% of the time he's talking.


Rather than hampered by place of origin (was just kidding, Bama), I think Brantley may be in sugar shock most of the time, if he really eats the huge amount of ice cream they say he eats.

Watching the Marty Party live was awesome. Think I'll need to scrounge up a few bucks for the charity.
 
2012-09-09 08:20:32 PM  
I have never heard of this guy before, but damn near wanting to be a red's fan now.
 
2012-09-09 09:31:04 PM  

CognaciousThunk: jayphat: ttc2301: CognaciousThunk: jayphat: Is he the drunk one announcing the game?

You might be thinking of Jeff Brantley. He's not drunk, he's from Alabama.

You might be thinking of Harry Carey. He's not drunk (any more), he's dead.

Listening to the reds radio network, I feel like I just stepped into a bar 15 mins after last call. The guy sounds inebriated 99.6% of the time he's talking.

Rather than hampered by place of origin (was just kidding, Bama), I think Brantley may be in sugar shock most of the time, if he really eats the huge amount of ice cream they say he eats.

Watching the Marty Party live was awesome. Think I'll need to scrounge up a few bucks for the charity.


you were there? you bastard! I bought my tickets well in advance and by the time it was clear marty's shaving party was going to be on the field they were sold out.
 
2012-09-09 10:14:30 PM  
Jayphat, Marty's long-time broadcaster partner Joe Nuxhall loved to knock back a few.

I met Marty twice, once as a kid who was trying to get autographs at a Reds Caravan stop...it was pretty intimidating and most of the players just went back to their motorcoach...Marty saw me in all my confusion, asked if he could take my cards for a minute, went on to the bus and got me a few autographs of the players on tours.

The second time was when he and Joe dropped by Marshall University and did a brief appearance followed by an extended stop by the coffee house for quarters. I think they left feeling fine.

Nothing but good thoughts for Marty.
 
2012-09-09 10:55:27 PM  
Damn... Stories like Plexo's really brings home the fact that it isn't just the patient who gets cancer - the whole family does. Glad your boy is ok.

/Onco RN
 
2012-09-10 12:28:45 AM  

Plexo: As a parent who spent the summer of 2000 with a 12 year old in ICU at CHOP with pseudotumor cerebri I can relate. I hit my low when I had to leave work when the spinal shunt ruptured and his spinal fluid was running out of wound in his back. Had to drive from NJ to PA with a kid who was dying in the back seat and I was powerless to stop it. That night I was in the the ICU floor kitchen heating wet towels in the microwave because it would shut the the pain down for a couple of minutes so he would stop screaming in agony, the morphine was having almost no effect. I called my Dad to let him know the latest surgery had failed and I lost it. Another parent found me on the floor in a sobbing mess and helped me get it back together so I could go back to his room.
not a CSB

Writing that was like reliving it, he is ok now. Going to get a beer...


Thanks for sharing your heart wrenching story with us. It sounds like your actions as well as the excellent care he received at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) saved his life. Great to hear he is alive and working as a medic. Sounds like he is "giving back" a bit now after the life saving heroics he was a recipient of over the years.
 
2012-09-10 12:40:51 AM  

SuperT: I don't know how people can read stories like these, meet these kids and then say with a straight face that we should leave healthcare to the vagaries of the "free market".


Well said. I would have liked to have heard in Tampa last week what the Republican plan would be to assure that children with childhood cancers receive the treatments to save their lives after they repeal and "replace" Obamacare. Never heard any specifics about this so called Republican replacement plan. Would their plan guarantee that there would be no life time caps on the care these kids need if their parents have insurance? What if the parents' don't have insurance or have inadequate insurance to cover these cancer treatments? If Republicans reduce Medicaid by a third as they plan to do and turn in into a block grant for the states, would it rendersome of these children ineligible for Medicaid?
 
2012-09-10 08:03:49 AM  
One of the girls, Madison, cheered with my daughters squad at heer high school game friday night
 
2012-09-10 12:37:03 PM  
Dusty in here.
 
2012-09-11 01:31:38 AM  

Minimum: UncleStumpy: Tl;dr

Then you missed a good one.


I did, until this.

thanks
 
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