Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Brennaman apologizes for comparing road trip to Bataan Death March
CINCINNATI -- Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman apologized on
the air for comparing Cincinnati's upcoming road trip to the Bataan
Brennaman told radio listeners during the Reds' game Tuesday
night against the Angels that he was wrong to make the comparison
in an earlier broadcast, "and I profusely apologize."
Thousands of captured U.S. and Filipino soldiers were forced to
walk 70 miles to a concentration camp during World War II, many
dying along the way. A radio listener in New Mexico heard
Brennaman's remark about Bataan and sent the Reds an e-mail
objecting to the comparison.
The Reds' next road trip takes them to Oakland, Seattle and
Philadelphia. Cincinnati has the worst record in the National