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MikeKreevich
01-30-2004, 05:13 PM
I'm posting this for out of town Sox fans who might not have read about it. In Friday's Sun-Times there is a nice story on Lamar Hoyt. I wish him well. http://www.suntimes.com/output/sox/cst-spt-hoyt30.html

ode to veeck
01-30-2004, 05:56 PM
great news, both that Hoyt is doing better and that he'll be at camp

rmusacch
01-30-2004, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by ode to veeck
great news, both that Hoyt is doing better and that he'll be at camp

I agree. Hoyt was always one of my favorites. It was a shame when he get messed up on drugs. Wonder if he still has that shaggy beard and hair. :)

SEALgep
01-30-2004, 07:30 PM
I feel good about it as well. It's always nice to give second chances to people, especially when they are committed like Hoyt appears to be. Clean for a long time now with a wife and three kids. Finding people who really want to be here and are motivated to help this organization can only help. Oh ya, especially since he knows what he's talking about.

soxfan26
01-30-2004, 08:05 PM
I hope all the best for him. He is already a success story for living through the hard times.

GW83
01-31-2004, 01:22 AM
I was never really a Hoyt fan. He never took care of himself, usually overweight coming into spring training and/or allowed himself to ballon during the season.

I am glad to see he has his life in order and doesn't blame others for his troubles.

Soxfest
01-31-2004, 01:25 AM
Why is he coming to get high :?:

DrCrawdad
01-31-2004, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by Soxfest
Why is he coming to get high :?:

OUCH!

DrCrawdad
01-31-2004, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by rmusacch
I agree. Hoyt was always one of my favorites. It was a shame when he get messed up on drugs. Wonder if he still has that shaggy beard and hair. :)

http://home.mindspring.com/~dcrosby101/SoxFest/SoxFest-Thumbnails/8.jpg

jabrch
01-31-2004, 02:52 AM
That's a great story. I really hope things work out well for Hoyt. He is a guy I loved to watch throw when he was with us.

And that pic - I'd have never guessed it was him.

mike squires
01-31-2004, 07:57 AM
I didn't recognize Hoyt right when I saw him at the 83 reunion. I had to ask someone who it was!!! Once I knew it was obvious but he didn't have that shaggy beard and intimidating look. His mustache was manicured and was very soft spoken. seemed like a nice guy.

santo=dorf
02-01-2004, 04:06 AM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/2004/01/31/oSyLlzRT.jpg

"Man, Lamar has some good stuff."

DrCrawdad
02-01-2004, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by santo=dorf
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/2004/01/31/oSyLlzRT.jpg

"Man, Lamar has some good stuff."

"Stuff" meaning?

:D:

mike squires
02-01-2004, 10:39 AM
Hmmm, I wonder if Cooper is on his way out? Or perhaps a coach in th minor leagues. Guillen, bnaines, Walker...Hoyt????

Wsoxmike59
02-01-2004, 11:17 AM
Great story thanks for posting it Mike. Dewey LaMaar was my fav Sox player back in the early 80's. He caught my eye in '81 when I noticed this guy had a chance to be something special.

I believe he led the league in W's back to back seasons in '82 and '83. In '82 he was our secret weapon. By '83 he was our "ace". The guy had pinpoint control and he was a "hoss" on the mound. You could depend on him every 4th or 5th day to take the ball.

I'll go to my grave in the belief that had the Sox won game # 4 of the '83 ALCS (aka the Britt Burns/Jerry Dybzinksi game) and evened up the series....LaMaar Hoyt would've won game #5 and we would've had our first trip to the World Series since 1959!!

I was livid and almost went into a rage the night they traded Hoyt to SD for Ozzie.

santo=dorf
02-01-2004, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
"Stuff" meaning?

:D:

Mechanics, of course. Look at KW's eyes in that picture. He kinda looks like DJ when he is hungover.