Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two Peas in a Podcast

Hey, this is pretty cool: Wayne being interviewed on a San Francisco radio station! It took place when the Mets were in SanFran last weekend. If you listen to it, you'll learn that Wayne:

• Is completely obsessed with the Giants, who were his favorite team when he was growing up and still have that status today.

• Still hasn't gotten over being sacked by the Giants early in his broadcasting career.

• Could "see fear in Atlee Hammaker's eyes" before a 1987 playoff game and therefore knew the Giants were doomed.

• Is still reliving in his mind the time he had six RBI in a high school game.

• Thinks New York is "a TV town, not a radio town" (a very odd thing to say when you work in New York radio).

• Babbles on endlessly and won't let the interviewer get a word in edgewise (not unlike the way he broadcasts a game).

My thanks to Paul Widerecht for bringing this one to my attention. Fire Wayne Hagin already!


  1. As a Giants fan, I gotta say we dodged a bullet. Ugh.

  2. Hagin's like another former Giants and Mets broadcaster.
    The infamous Lorn Brown [RIP}

  3. Holy shit, I'd forgotten about him. He was one of (the first?) several C-level guys who kept the third seat warm in the TV booth after Murph got eased out to full-time radio gig. Remember Steve Albert? Steve Zabriskie? And yes, Lorn. Those were dark days....

  4. Wow, Lorn Brown died? Didn't even know.

    My claim to fame was entering a contest to win two tickets to a Mets game from Sportschannel in the early '80s. The contest was to submit a question and stump one of the broadcasters. I of course chose who I thought was the biggest dummy, Lorn Brown. I won.

  5. I remember Hagin when he was with the Giants and later the Rockies. Have to agree that he was babbling on and on and on and on . . .

    However, I would have to absolutely agree with his statement concerning the "fear in Atlee Hammaker's eyes" before Game 7 of the 1987 NLCS. Giants fans all saw it. It was like seeing a car crash in slow motion and not being able to do anything to stop it.

    While he should give up being bitter about being fired by the Giants, he is actually right that the wrong person got the ax. Ron Fairly is even worse that Hagin. He talks like he has a mouth full of mush. Could not stand listening to him back then.

  6. Geez, this guy has a set of lungs on him. He just babbles on and on and on and on and on and on... I feel sorry for the KNBR guys who had to listen to him. I had to stop listening halfway through the podcast.

  7. i also made it about halfway. holy cr@p. he is annoying. don't fire him mets. he'll end up back here with the low budget a's or on bay area radio.