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  •  The '86 World Series must have been something (2+ / 0-)
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    Ed Tracey, BlueStateRedhead

    ...for you! Who's side were you when The Ball went through The Wickets?

    Took me a long time to stop hating the Mets after that one. Before that pivotal moment, they were just "the other NY team" for me. :)

    Now, is there any way you could please do something about the $$!@$%!@! Giants, (football, not baseball!) that would be great. kthx!

    •  Rooting for the Mets .... (5+ / 0-)

      .... because of the constant pounding we Met fans had taken from the fans of the Haus of Steinbrenner - though obviously, was chagrined that it was against the Red Sox.

         Should be noted (as John Feinstein did in his recent memoirs) - the Red Sox bullpen lost that series. Even if the Billy B fields that ball: no way Bob Stanley gets over to first ahead of Mookie Wilson. True, the winning run wouldn't have scored - but Howard Johnson (another left-handed batter) who had a good season was due up with the winning run on third base.

        And even if Howard Johnson had then struck out, the game would have continued ... many people forget that. The bullpen also lost Game 7, too.

        I've told my family in New York: we saw many championship teams in New York during my first 31 years there - the '69-70 Jets/Mets/Knicks titles were special. And Boston teams have won all four major sports championships over the past ten seasons, so I've seen many in my day.

        None compare to the 2004 Red Sox. The people here were incredulous, with "If only Grandma So-and-So had lived to see this" being a common reaction. The 2007 title was more like an ordinary championship.


      "We should pay attention to that man behind the curtain."

      by Ed Tracey on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 08:17:57 PM PDT

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      •  HoJo was a switch-hitter (1+ / 0-)
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        You are correct that the Boston bullpen lost that game. Schiraldi had two strikes each on Carter, Mitchell, and Knight. The outfield was playing too deep because Boston had a two run lead and Carter's base hit probably would have been caught by Rice if he was positioned normally. Then the Steamer threw a wild pitch to Wilson. Even after that, Boston had Knight picked off second but didn't throw over.

      •  hear, hear, three cheers, and hurray (1+ / 0-)
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        as above BSRH jr. is newly married (3 months)  to a devoted mets fan who is being copied on this thread.

        so your memories will be making the RS and Mets fans couple happier still.

        "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

        by BlueStateRedhead on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 06:29:08 AM PDT

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