A reunion of former Cincinnati Reds greats for the Reds Hall of Fame induction of Marty Brennaman apparently turned into an opportunity to squash a long-standing beef between the long-time play-by-play broadcaster and former power-hitting outfielder Adam Dunn.
"I got a chance to see a lot of people (in advance of the induction ceremony). I think I buried the hatchet with Adam Dunn," Brennaman told Bally Sports Ohio's Jim Day. "I went up to him - I did. You know, I'm 79 years old now. I can't have people mad at me before they put me in the ground."
Brennaman added that he's most thrilled that Greg Vaughn and Arthur Rhodes are on hand for Friday's ceremony.
"Tonight, I'm gonna be talking to MY people," Brennaman told Day. "It's a special thing for me."
From @BallySportsCIN via Twitter:
Brennaman occasionally was critical of Dunn's propensity to strike out. Dunn led the league in strikeouts in three consecutive seasons from 2004 to 2006 for the Reds.
Dunn once made a prank phone call from the clubhouse to Brennaman as "Adam from Milwaukee" during a rain delay.
During the popular "Ask Marty" segment of a 2019 broadcast on 700 WLW, Brennaman was asked about his favorite Reds-Cubs memory. "It would no doubt be the night that Adam Dunn hit that home run," Brennaman joked, "and about 50 baseballs came out of the stands. ... And I lost my mind here to these overly sensitive Cubs fans that can't take a joke."
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