Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Feb 3, 2011.
In the World Series, that early in the game with no outs, one ought not gamble!
I don't see Jim Northrup, Al Kaline, Micky Lolich, or Denny McClain out there
I highly recommend a book that was published just a few months ago: "Summer of 68 The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever" by Tim Wendel
While the Tigers/Cardinals match-up is the centerpiece of the book, the greater story is what happened in the world around it. The author, who I believe was not even yet born in '68, brings fresh eyes to the story. The book reads almost like a novel. There are stories that I had never heard of and some that I had forgotten.
If Fielder's left foot didn't slide past the plate, thus requiring the right shin/knee to touch home plate first, he would have been safe.
If he slid head first like a regular athletic ball player should be able to do he would have been safe too. Alas, he's a 300 pound lug who barely gets by playing first base.
I'm thinking that included the Chicago riots, and the 2 assassinations? That would make it REALLY good!
Sour grapes, dude. He's one of the 10 best hitters in the game.
Everything is in this book. The author shows how everything interconnected.
Looking good. But it's only the 3rd inning...
See you guys next year
Pretty simple explanation: NL baseball > AL baseball
AL teams that have won the World Series recently have generally been managed by NL guys (e.g., Joe Torre, Terry Francona).
This is getting painful.
On pins and needles.
Gotta get the broom out for the kitty litter.
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