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    • IMScotty wrote:

      Here is a little post I made about being at the Bucky Dent HR game...

      I was at the Bucky Dent wildcard game. Everyone talks about Dent's improbable home run, but what I remember most was the last at bat of the game. If only Captain Carl Yaztremski could get another at-bat, I was sure the Red Sox could still win this. And it happened. A walk and a single in the bottom of the 9th brought Yaz to the plate. His intensity and determination was palpable. We all cheered. We all felt it. This was the magic moment. Every fan was on their feet. And then Yaz popped up. The cameras followed the Yankee players as they stormed the field, our field, and mobbed Yankee pitcher Goose Gossage. But I never took my eyes off of Yaz. I was close enough to see the disappointment wash over his face the moment he took that swing. Whatever the Red Sox fans were feeling, Yaz was feeling it a hundred times over. I will never forgot that moment. Yaz was my boyhood hero, I felt so bad for him. Yaz played for the Sox for another five years, but he never made to another post-season game.
      That is awesome that you were at that game, with such a great view, even if it didn't turn out the way we would have wanted.

      Always loved Yaz #8. Still remember watching 1975 World Series, which was great until 9th inning of Game 7
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Yup, I was 19 that year. Slept on 'Yawkey Way' the night before, along with a few hundred other people, to be there when the ticket office opened in the morning. I went to Yaz's last game too.
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”

      John Greenleaf Whittier
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      Astros blow out White Sox for the third time to advance to the ALCS for the 5th straight year!

      It appears the only thing that prevented the sweep was the umpires in game 3 trying to please their bosses in NY by extending the series. Great to see Tony LaRussa go home.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General