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    Waite in the Rain

    audio online of Waite Hoyt's old baseball stories, thought some of you might like

    http://thestacks.deadspin.com/waite-...474/@tcraggs22
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    Re: Waite in the Rain

    Back in those days people actually looked forward to rain delays during Reds radio broadcasts because it was then that Waite Hoyt really had a chance to show his talents as a storyteller.

    And the thing was...he had lived it!! He knew what he was talking about.

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    Re: Waite in the Rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski View Post
    Back in those days people actually looked forward to rain delays during Reds radio broadcasts because it was then that Waite Hoyt really had a chance to show his talents as a storyteller.

    And the thing was...he had lived it!! He knew what he was talking about.
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    Nowdays we have the Banana phone.
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    Re: Waite in the Rain

    I managed to track down both volumes on eBay years ago and had them converted to MP3s. It's high time I pull that disc out again and listen.

    He's buried in Spring Grove, donchaknow?

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    Re: Waite in the Rain

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    audio online of Waite Hoyt's old baseball stories, thought some of you might like

    http://thestacks.deadspin.com/waite-...474/@tcraggs22
    I grew up sneaking my transistor radio under my pillow to listen to Waite --- what a treat he was
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: Waite in the Rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Raindog View Post
    I grew up sneaking my transistor radio under my pillow to listen to Waite --- what a treat he was
    me too, dad told me later he always knew but he figured what the heck - its Waite Hoyt & the Reds...and here I thought I was getting away with something...
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    Re: Waite in the Rain

    Funny, but I remember listening to Hoyt's last game. I was 13 and early on in my Reds fanhood. Last game of the 1965 season.

    My folks had an old Magnavox TV with a phonograph/radio in the base. The TV went on the blink, so my dad put the radio in the basement. I was building models in the basement on my table (my brother and I were big model builders) and had this game on.

    I distinctly remember Hoyt saying "blah blah blah ... that is the end of the season and the Reds finish 4th" and then "and that is also the end of my radio career". Which surprised me because I didn't follow things as closely then and didn't know he was retiring. I thought he was just another announcer guy like Ed Kennedy or Frank McCormick and didn't know all his history.

    Like a lot of things, you don't realize the significance of them when they happen. It's only retrospect where you think "hey, I remember that".

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