Skip to Content
This Is So Stupid

Reds Share Statement About Thom Brennaman, Hilarity Ensues As Here’s A Drive Into Deep Left Field By Castellanos And That’ll Be A Home Run. And So That’ll Make It A 4-0 Ballgame. I Don’t Know If I’ll Be Putting On This Headset Again.

The statement from the Cincinnati Reds acknowledging Brennaman's resignation and calling him "a good man."
Screenshot: Twitter

Longtime Cincinnati Reds television broadcaster Thom Brennaman officially resigned his position Friday evening, notifying WCPO via a statement that he and his family "have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice" of the team. This came a month after a hot mic picked up Brennaman referring to some unknown place as "one of the fag capitals of the world," and his subsequent sorely inadequate apology and non-explanation for his use of a homophobic slur.

The Reds shared a statement of their own on Twitter, applauding Brennaman's "heartfelt efforts of reconciliation" and calling him "a fantastic talent and a good man."

Dozens and possibly hundreds of baseball fans and Twitter users responded, in one of the great on-pilings in recent internet history:

Tons and tons of these. Too many to count, and no sign of slowing. And I for one am of the opinion that this sort of herd action from the Twitter mob is absolutely, positively as here's a drive into deep left field by Castellanos and that'll be a home run. And so that'll make it a 4-0 ballgame. I don't know if I'll be putting on this headset again.

H/t Ben

Already a user?Log in

Welcome to Defector!

Sign up to read another couple free blogs.

Or, click here to subscribe!

If you liked this blog, please share it! Your referrals help Defector reach new readers, and those new readers always get a few free blogs before encountering our paywall.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter