Brennaman forgets signature call in walk-off excitement

Brennaman forgets signature call in walk-off excitement

CINCINNATI -- When back-to-back home runs by Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo with two out in the bottom of the ninth gave the Reds a thrilling win against the Braves on Tuesday, something was slightly amiss. Radio listeners might have noticed that Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman left out his signature game-winning call: "And this one belongs to the Reds."

Longtime radio producer and engineer Dave "Yid" Armbruster let Brennaman know.

"As I finished the call and went to a commercial break, within five seconds, Yid said, 'Guess what you forgot to say?'" Brennaman said Wednesday. "When I came back on, I said, 'For those of you who are concerned or about to pick up the phone and call, I forgot to say it. I know I did.' Then I said it.

"I would have never known I didn't say it. I was so caught in the moment. That's the kind of thing that shocks you."

It's not the first time it happened, however.

"In 40 years, I've done it probably a dozen times where I've forgotten because of a game like that," Brennaman said.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.