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Game 6

In a few months, the 30th anniversary of the most exciting moment in sports of my lifetime.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

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  1. Things ain’t what they used to be…


    April 20, 2016 at 9:55 pm

  2. Rare to see a post about sports on this blog. Getting into the NBA playoffs this year; the social backgrounds of the current reigning superstar, Steph Curry, and the recently demoted top player, Lebron James, makes for an great study in social class.


    April 20, 2016 at 10:17 pm

  3. Umm, what’s the point?


    April 20, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    • What’s the point? Buckner’s blooper brings to mind Merkle’s Boner which of course conjures up Merkel’s boner.

      Mark Caplan

      April 21, 2016 at 7:18 am

  4. I don’t understand the attraction of this game. Very little action, very boring. Why people like it? There are so many good sports around the world, why watch baseball? What am I missing?


    April 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    • That African hunting video is nauseating.


      April 21, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      • Why? People got to eat. They are killing them animals for a good reason and exhibiting pretty good skills. They are keeping it real. I like it.


        April 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm

  5. For me it was


    April 20, 2016 at 11:18 pm

  6. Not even the most exciting World Series Game 6.

    The David Freese Game, 2011, Rangers-Cardinals, now that was epic.

    You know how we know there’s an East Coast bias in the media?

    If that game had involved the Yankees, Mets, or Red Sox, there’d by three books, two HBO documentaries and a feature film made about it.


    April 21, 2016 at 12:54 am

  7. In a few months? October is almost half a year away. Anyway, John Rawls and George Will agree that there’s a purity to baseball. Yes, for the most part it’s boring (like a lot of sports), but there’s just something special about a ninth inning at-bat. Being from Los Angeles, the greatest sports moment growing up was obviously Gibson’s homer off Eckersley in the first game of the ’88 World Series.

    However, I don’t think the sport has a bright future. It’s still a huge, huge cash cow, but I don’t think young people are into it. Chris Rock says part of the problem is that baseball has a grim tradition that frowns upon bat-flips and gleeful celebrations. If you gaze at your homer too long, you’re liable to get beaned on your next visit to the plate. People want urgency and exhibitionism.


    April 21, 2016 at 2:03 am

  8. I just wish Chris Matthews had been around to grill McNamara on why didn’t use Stapleton as the 9th inning defensive replacement. Wouldn’t that have been great entertainment!


    April 21, 2016 at 2:11 am

  9. Figures that would happen for the Mets that year. They definitely had that ‘team of destiny’ vibe from opening day. That the Red Sox didn’t get swept 4-0 was the surprise.

    Third Party

    April 21, 2016 at 3:47 am

  10. Good job Vin.


    April 21, 2016 at 5:17 am

    • Bob Murphy had a great call on WHN.


      April 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm

  11. For me, it was this:

    Half Canadian

    April 21, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    • I didn’t know one could care about a thing that happened in Canada.


      April 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      • I promise that everyone outside of Quebec cared.
        And if this happened in New Yawk, it would be repeated as the greatest event in World Series history ad nauseum.

        Half Canadian

        April 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

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