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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