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Oct. 22, 2011 - weekend diversion / baseball in the dark ages (1986!)


oh frabjous day!
On this afternoon before the AL rep takes a 2-1 World Series lead, here is a fun post from a real baseball fan remembering A Big Baseball Day from 25 years ago. (My ... how we have aged!) I had no dogs in either hunt, but I do remember watching both of those games (I assume they were on different networks; were they?), even as one oddly, improbably bled into the other. These might be the single most exciting simultaneous pairs of League Championship Series in my memory, with overlapping game 7s, and much excitement leading to those Game 7s.

The link looks right, but you may get an intermediate result with this story from SBNation at the top of the list that matches the title in the link, as I did (do as much clicking as you need to; it is worth it):

http://mlb.sbnation.com/2011/10/15/2491050/twenty-five-years-ago-today-red-sox-1986-alcs

That was actually 25 years ago last Saturday (not “today” at this point), but by the time I saw it the tining was off anyway. Forgive me for finding it cool that the author is a woman.

© Sandy Mattingly 2011

 

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