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Thursday, October 26, 2006

"It's Been 20 Years Since Game 6 Of The '86 World Series & Aren't You Glad That It Was NOT On FOX"

It was a strange night, replete with "Congratulations Boston Red Sox On Winning The 1986 World Series" flashed on the Shea Stadium Scoreboard:

Lou Gorman's Prized Trade, Calvin Schiraldi, had 2 out & no one on;

Then, ALL HELL Broke Loose;

3 Singles, a pitch scored as a Wild Pitch(Though Gedman had the ball in his mitt & appeared to have dropped it behind him) & an Error, cost the Red Sox, DEARLY;

If this was on FOX, Mc Carver would've commented about the "Wild Pitch" like this;
"Gedman failed to use his mitt like a glove", which would've resulted in either gales of laughter or smashed TV Sets across the country;

On McNamara's not switching to Dave Stapleton for defensive purposes, this goodie from "Sophocles" might have come out as "Johnny Keane really messed this one up, by leaving Buckner in instead of replacing him with Mike Shannon";

Buck wouldn't know & not call him on that;

When Henderson homered, if we go according to '06 standards, a split screen would be there for some half-a--ed interview with Tracey Ullman & her new show, coming in January, '87 ONLY on FOX;

Gary Carter would be called Joe & Ray Knight's Wife, Famous Golfer Nancy Lopez, would've been called Jennifer;

Just imagine the Dodgers Kirk Gibson, in '88, being constantly referred to as Mel;

Red Sox Nation & ACTUAL Mets Fans, just thank The Lord Above that the '86 World Series was on NBC, with Mr Vincent Scully & Mr Joseph Garagiola Sr;

Those last 2 are missed, a whole lot, along with that "Voice Of A New England Spring", Ken Coleman & "The Voice of Summer In NY", Bob Murphy;

Who replaced "The Murph" on the Mets TV Network?

There were Lorne Brown & Steve Zabriskie, but they didn't really have the where-all to cut it in NY, but nice try anyway;

Ditto, Marv Albert's Brother, Steve;

One Fine Addition is now the Voice of ESPN Monday Night Baseball, he being originally a Barrister from Maine, named Gary Thorne;

Lets just say Tim causes grown men to weep openly in the streets & wee children to wail like banshees, @ the mere mention of Derek Jeter, in this time, but was a great addition for Ralph Kiner, in '83;

I hated to see a Great Play By Play Guy Go;

Lead Baseball Analyst is NOT his forte;

& BB Hall Of Famer, Tom Seaver, was a BORE;

'Nuf Ced!


Blogger Peter N said...

I remember so well.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

No one can forget where they were:

It happened so fast, it was so strange;

Yet despite "The Great Healing of '04", why is there so much bitterness, from extremists on both sides;

There are those in RSN, who think that everything about NY is evil;

There are the "'86er Mets Fans", who, by & large, are the current frontrunners, who've called a "Giant Decrepit Toilet In The Bronx", their home base since 1998 & give themselves away as frauds;

Red Sox Fans are given Incredible Affection today at Shea Stadium;

I've witnessed guys in Mets Gear, having great fun in Fenway Park;

Both sets of These Great Fans agree on this;

A-Rod is "A-Fraud", Jeter is "A-Diva" & "Thahhhhhhhhhhhhh YANKEES SUCK."

11:41 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

& Tim causes grown men to weep in the streets while wee children wail like banshees after another mention of "Captain Intangibles" & "Captain Slappy."

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

Actually, when Bob Murphy left TV and went to radio, he was replaced by Lorn Brown in 1980, I believe. Tim McCarver joined the Mets crew in 1983. He was an entertaining listen back then...

12:42 PM  
Blogger laura said...

This scenario sounds pretty accurate to me, especially the FOX promoting their TV shows instead of showing the game part!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I know about Tim as Play By Play, Q:

But, if the '86 Series was done using current FOX Standards, it would be instant insanity;

Tim came in '83 is true;

There also was no Derek Jeter to drive people to insanity at the mere mention of his name;

Steve Albert was also in that mix on TV;

Bob still did some TV, but it was the Tim, who's most memorable.

2:00 PM  
Blogger kaylee said...

Off topic but:I remember today in 2004 Quite well!It was an amazing day!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

It STILL IS, Kaylee!

7:09 PM  
Blogger kaylee said...

yes IT IS:)

4:00 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

& Q?

I missed "The Murph", A LOT, during this postseason.

1:07 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

But, Howie & Tom & Gary were good, as always on the WFAN Mets Radio Network.

1:08 AM  

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