New York, Phil Rizzuto, Los Angeles discussed on SportsPhone 680

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Group of guys in ball it it it really was it was a pure catharsis and the thing is growing up my father loved baseball i mean i grew up listening to when we were living in new york it was what's his name new phil rizzuto and when we lived in los angeles vin scully but really as a small child i remember been scully's voice all the time i mean it was a it was a narrative in my house and yet i never played baseball i always played football i was i was a big time football guy but i was way too small you know i didn't you know get to my height until i was eighteen years old and then i started playing in these rec leagues and i was tearing it up but at that point it was already i'd already had my come and gone you know but but when my father passed you know it was just something something about baseball it's just woke up in me and and i became obsessed with it and and i you know maybe an and i think it was i i like to think that it was because i listen to it and i i kinda regretted that i never had the chance to spend time with him talking baseball or playing baseball because he was he was such a fan of the game you know i can relate i've said before when i was young we didn't have a time but yeah and my dad worked as azoff to sometimes just to keep the lights on but there were certain saturdays when he would take me over the mountain to see virginia tech play football eat football at that time it was one of nine two and eight zero and ten every single year but it was time with my dad and it was his attention and it was me feeling his love and hoping he felt mine and to this day nowhere on earth do i feel closer to my dad in lane stadium in blacksburg virginia it's kinda weird it's true and i'll tell you tell you true after my father died i had a friend who had tickets at dodgers stadium i moved back out here from new york and i was just trying to recuperate and doing this baseball thing and you know i would wear my father's college ring went to georgetown.

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