From SABR member Chad Osborne at Sports Illustrated on January 4, 2016:
“Cecil in Brookeville, you’re on Rain Delay Theater.”
“Cecil, are you there?” repeats the radio host.
With countless people listening in on terrestrial and satellite radios and online, the dead air is only interrupted by intermittent heavy breathing.
Finally, after a few more heaves, a voice cracks through.
“I’m sorry, guys.”
“Why are you out of breath?” the host politely questions.
Cecil is a longtime Pirates fan. On this rainy night at the ballpark, he takes the opportunity to call the show from his farm about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to chat with “Rain Delay Theater” host Dan Zangrilli and his co-host Kevin Orie as they wait for the weather to clear.
The reason for Cecil’s belabored breathing and delayed response?
Originally published: January 11, 2016. Last Updated: January 11, 2016.