The end of a radio run
- "Baseball was the greatest game in the world when I started, and it still is today," Hamilton said. "Thanks to the men at the podium today, they've made it possible for me to continue. And when the end of the (2012) season comes and I do that last game as the voice of the club, I'll still be around doing a lot of things."
- His long-term goal, he said, is to continue with occasional radio work, including the offseason Astroline show, through 2015 to give him 70 years on the air.
- "That will give the kids something to shoot at," he said.
It's a relief that there is peaceful resolution with this, because there have been a lot of situations with team broadcasters that have not ended well. Sparky Anderson once said there's nothing more difficult to deal with, as a manager, than an aging star.
And it can be even more difficult with broadcasters, who, over time, become even more beloved by the fans than the players, because they have been invited into living rooms and cars and kitchens for decades.
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