Guest, I equate listening to game on the radio with reading great books. Somehow the visual images on TV seem to be filled anymore with advertisements (they're in every shot folks) and distractions. There's something about that AM radio static that makes you listen with every fiber of your being.
Mbo, you are right. I was/am the same way about my beloved '89Giants. Funny how those things stick with you. Of course having an earthquake shake the snot out of you tends to keep it in memory, but I'd still argue to the grave their right to be there. Granted with the rosters changing every time the wind changes direction, loyalty is a tough thing these days, but it's different when it's 'your' team.
And Leej, you said it all.