http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/985 ... al-history
I was 8 when this happened, so my memory surrounding the event was pretty hazy. I love that when Oakland went to Phoenix to play intersquad games, Eck plunked Canseco with his first pitch and they almost fought.
My favorite quote in the piece though has to be this one:
McCarver: Baseball has often been criticized for having games start at five or eight Eastern [Time] for big events like the World Series, but imagine if that hadn't been the starting time. Just imagine the casualties — because instead of people already at home ready to watch the game in the Bay area, it would've been more devastating because that would've been in rush hour.
Of course, the game was scheduled to start at 5pm Pacific time, 8pm Eastern time. Right in the middle of rush hour. Keep being you, Tim McCarver.