New York, Phil Rizzuto, Football discussed on Marty Smith's America The Podcast

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You know here and there but so i had to walk away so that was go rico moment you know it's well the the interesting part about that story to me too is sport as a scape you father and you know you have some that you needed something to lean on you needed something to emotionally buoy you and you found it true group of guys in ball it it it really was it was pure catharsis and the thing is growing up my father loved baseball i mean i grew up listening to will when we were living in new york it was what's his name new phil rizzuto and when we lived in los angeles it was vin scully but really as a small child i remember vin scully's voice all the time i mean it was 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 hype until i was like eighteen years old and then i started playing these wreck leagues and i was tearing it up but at that point it was already had already had my come and gone you know but but when my father passed you know it was just something something about baseball 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 like to think that it was because i listened to it and i i kinda regretted that i never had the chance to spend time with him talking baseball playing baseball because he was he was such a fan of the game you know i can relate of said before when i was young we didn't have a ton but yep and my dad worked as azoff to sometimes just keep the lights on but there were certain saturdays when he would take me over the mountain to see virginia tech play football and it will football time it was one nine two eight oh and ten every single year but it was tough.

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