Re: AUDIO: Frank Robinson's last at bat as a Red and Waite Hoyt's last radio broadcast
Originally Posted by smith288
He was in full Marty mode with resignation of a crappy season (4th, Hoyt is sorry to say).
Just with that little bit to go on, Hoyt would have driven me nuts repeating the count over and over between each pitch like this:
"Here comes the pitch, a ball. One ball and one strike, one and oh. < dead air >.............................. Here come the next pitch, strike on the outside corner. One ball and one strike, one and one...................Third pitch of the at bat and the batter takes it low, two balls and 1 strike, two and one...."
Man that would grate on me.
The thing to remember about the announcers is that they were talking to a much less "knowledgable" listener at that time...not that they knew lessa bout the game but that they didn't have the instant access to all the media blitz of the net/cable/etc that we have now...many times a really avid fan would not know if their team won or lost until they saw the box scores the next morning....the entire culture of our country was much slower paced...today, we have so much information fed to us that it is similar to drinking water from a fire hose....just saying.
Also, I don't think there was nything overly critical about what he said, he was sorry the Reds finished fourth and he was probably just as excited for the season to end as Frank Robinson was.
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