Reds Suspend Brennaman, Cardinals Come Home

The Reds say they “will be addressing our broadcasting team in the coming days” after announcer Thom Brennaman was suspended from working Cincinnati’s games for using an anti-gay slur on air. Brennman was pulled off the broadcast during the second game of a doubleheader between the Reds and Royals. He used the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio feed returned from a commercial break. He did not seem to realize he was already on air. Also, the St. Louis Cardinals will play at Busch Stadium for the first time since July 26 and Cleveland ace Shane Bieber will try to improve his strikeout total.

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman sits in a special outside booth before the Reds’ baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati. Brennaman used a gay slur during the broadcast of Cincinnati’s game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Brennaman used the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader. Brennaman did not seem to realize he was already on air. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)