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by googleeph2 » Sat May 05, 2012 8:08 am
by peeker643 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:44 am
by Spin » Sat May 05, 2012 10:20 am
by googleeph2 » Sat May 05, 2012 10:23 am
by pup » Sun May 06, 2012 9:48 am
by peeker643 » Sun May 06, 2012 10:07 am
googleeph2 wrote:Nice. Barker did pitch the following Wed, at home. Complete game loser, 3-2 vs. the Mariners.Describe your tv at the time, peeker.
by googleeph2 » Sun May 06, 2012 11:48 am
pup wrote:I was there. I called a great game that day. Lenny did not shake my signs off a single time. He still hasn't thanked me.
by Spin » Sun May 06, 2012 5:00 pm
by FUDU » Sun May 06, 2012 5:30 pm
peeker643 wrote:googleeph2 wrote:Nice. Barker did pitch the following Wed, at home. Complete game loser, 3-2 vs. the Mariners.Describe your tv at the time, peeker.May have well been a Wednesday start. Hazy memories. We had a TV in the living room that was a console. You know, surrounded/boxed in by wood. Cable box was a dial kind that you could open up in back and 'notch' the premium channels to break the block on them and get them for nothing.Which I did. Old man was outwardly bent about that and secretly thrilled. Had an old TV an aunt gave me upstairs in my room that had a remote that actually, visibly, physically turned the knob on the front of it and made a sound like prison bars closing each time it turned channels. 3, 5, 8, 19 and 43. That was it before cable saved all of us.
by bookelly » Sun May 06, 2012 5:30 pm
by googleeph2 » Sun May 06, 2012 6:59 pm
by leadpipe » Sun May 06, 2012 8:10 pm
by peeker643 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:33 pm
leadpipe wrote:What some of the younger posters might not understand that for someone around 40, that was THE ONLY baeball moment that put Cleveland on the map for our entire lives until the mid-nineties. Not a worthwhile national moment, including a contending team from 1970 (the year those around 40 were born) until the mid-nineties.25 years worth of GARBAGE.Anyway, didn't go to an elementary school night at the Rollerdrome, and caught the game with my Dad and uncle. Etched in my memory because, as mentioned, what the hell else was there to remember.By the way, Lenny is still in the area and says he never gets sick talking about it. Still signs baseballs with that date upon request.
by Am I Here Again? » Mon May 07, 2012 2:11 am
by Spin » Mon May 07, 2012 5:55 pm
by bookelly » Mon May 07, 2012 6:33 pm
Spin wrote:Ironically as dark as those days were, there were probably more people there that night than there was at the Pro today...
by peeker643 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:22 pm
by googleeph2 » Tue May 08, 2012 8:44 am
by Pressrunnr » Tue May 08, 2012 11:57 am
by googleeph2 » Tue May 08, 2012 2:42 pm
Pressrunnr wrote:It was a wet, rainy Friday night. Exactly one week before, Bert Blyleven took a no-hitter into the ninth and lost it when Larry Littleton, a defensive replacement for Joe Charboneau in left, misplayed a flyball. I was a senior in high school and played on the tennis team. My doubles partner had left his backpack in my car and came over at some point later in the game to pick it up. We were talking about the game, about whether or not he would get the no-hitter, and naturally that jinxed him.So one week later, he again left his backpack in my car, but this time when he called to say he was coming over to get it, we both studiously avoided any talk only saying things like, "so, uh, you watching the game?" "uh, yeah." "Well, see ya" "Yeah, see yah"Funniest part: Years later -- like 1994 -- I got to meet Barker and was starting to tell him the story, about how exactly one week before -- and he interrupted me and just said "Larry Littleton." Always thought it was very cool of him to remember who cost his teammate the no-hitter.
by neoleo » Tue May 08, 2012 3:09 pm
by motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 3:36 pm
by Pressrunnr » Tue May 08, 2012 5:18 pm
This is from Cleveland Magazine:"We were in first place, ... and Bert Blyleven had almost thrown a no-hitter against Toronto [on May 6]. In Bert's game, [manager] Dave Garcia had subbed in Larry Littleton as a defensive replacement in the ninth, and he missed the first ball that came to him. In my game, Garcia said, "I'm going to put Littleton in left field for [Joe] Charboneau," and I said, "If you put him in, you've got to take me out." So he left Charboneau in. "
by Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 08, 2012 6:13 pm
motherscratcher wrote:I have absolutely no memory of Len's perfect game.Although I will go to my death bed insisting I was there. I can't believe my mom threw out my ticket stub along with my collection of '52 Topps. I had 3 Mantles.
by Am I Here Again? » Tue May 08, 2012 6:57 pm
googleeph2 wrote:thanks to all GregBut HereIAmAgain, how can you have four half-month-old twins? ha
by googleeph2 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:19 am
by NoWearMan » Thu May 10, 2012 3:08 pm
by peeker643 » Thu May 10, 2012 3:37 pm
NoWearMan wrote:I was hoping to be the first one to remember Blyleven's near no-no the previous week.I feel the vague need to take exception to the comments that this game was televised. I remember recording the radio broadcast during the last inning on a small tape deck. Were they REALLY televising home games at that time? especially given the attendenace? I do not recall that game being televised.One thing I do remember from the radio broadcast after the final out was....was it Joe Tait or Herb Score who said "It's pandemonium at the stadium"!!Can it be confirmed that this game was in fact televised? Because I lump the "I watched it on tv" people with the "I was at the game" people.....
by googleeph2 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:25 am
NoWearMan wrote:was it Joe Tait or Herb Score who said "It's pandemonium at the stadium"!!
by NoWearMan » Fri May 11, 2012 1:56 pm
by Am I Here Again? » Fri May 11, 2012 9:49 pm
by NoWearMan » Sat May 12, 2012 2:15 pm
by peeker643 » Sun May 13, 2012 11:54 am
NoWearMan wrote:And I don't remember Nev doing games on the radio when i was a kid. it was always joe tait and herb score. but it's been a long time and I have killed many a brain cell....
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