Break up the O’s!

Random baseball thoughts:

I know we’re just a week into it and the Orioles haven’t exactly played a Murderer’s Row schedule just yet, but they’re 6-1!!! Insert blind squirrel comment here _____________________________________________.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are now 0-7 with a couple more to play at Fenway. Chain smoker Jimmy Leyland is now up to 6 packs a day. This could be the most underachieving squad since the 2007 Mets!

Speaking of the underachieving Mets, they are in the basement at 2-4 and Pedro’s got a hammy.

Who’s gonna be the first of us to take in a game at the Nationals’ new ballpark in D.C.?

While channel surfing last night, I came across a gem on ESPN Classic … a 1976 mid-season game between the Yankees and the Tigers in Detroit. What a blast from my past! Mark “The Bird” Fidrych was pitching for the Tigers, Ron LeFlore and Mickey Rivers manned CF for their clubs, Chris Chambliss was statuesque for the Yanks at 1B, Willie Randolph was a rookie at 2B and “Le Grande Orange”, Rusty Staub, was in the twilight of his career for DET. Billy Martin was spewing profanity from the dugout. The Bird was the story … he was mowing ’em down and threw a complete game … like his 7th of the season!!! In June!!!! The only disappointment for me was that Thurman Munson was on the DL, so Elrod Hendricks did the catching for NY. Anyway, for this 44 year old, this was terrific viewing. Did anyone else see it? Does anyone else know what I’m talking about?!?!? I’ll bet Casey does 🙂

Wally

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2 Responses

  1. Fond, fond memories – Mark ‘The Bird’ Fidrych doctoring the hill and swatting at bugs…hmmm. I wonder how ‘The Bird’ would’ve handled the gnats of Cleveland. Usually I catch those games on YES – sometimes the bane of my existence. I hate having my sports viewing reduced to Yankee broadcasts.

    You were channel surfing? Was that after the national title game? What was that around 8pm Alaska time?

    It may be early to judge the Tigers, but is the Sheffield Syndrome in effect?

    Casey

  2. It was a bit later than that … approx 10:30 AK time.

    Something is amiss in “Day-twa”. I think you’re on to it, Casey”

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