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    1977 Game 6

    Watching the replay tonight, a couple of takeaways.

    1. I really miss the B/S/O graphics on the screen.
    2. Bert Hooton suvived by changing speeds and location, that knuckle-curve was something. I'm not sure his fastball could go through a paper bag though. Yankees get him out in the 4th though.
    3. This is the REG-GIE REG-GIE REG-GIE game, it will still give you chills.
    4. It's strange to see so many men in the NYC crowd, wearing suit and ties.
    5. Seeing Tommy Lasorda just reminds of my 70's 80's hatred of the Dodgers.
    6. Ron Cey still one of the goofiest looking players ever.
    7. Steve Garvey was on fire this series, but he's listed at 5'10"...umm no way. I've stood next to him and he's about 5'8", at best. His forearms rivaled Popeye's.
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    Reggie Jackson was making $330,000 that season, Sweet Lou $80,000. Yankees starters made south of $2,000,000 combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Watching the replay tonight, a couple of takeaways.

    1. I really miss the B/S/O graphics on the screen.
    2. Bert Hooton suvived by changing speeds and location, that knuckle-curve was something. I'm not sure his fastball could go through a paper bag though. Yankees get him out in the 4th though.
    3. This is the REG-GIE REG-GIE REG-GIE game, it will still give you chills.
    4. It's strange to see so many men in the NYC crowd, wearing suit and ties.
    5. Seeing Tommy Lasorda just reminds of my 70's 80's hatred of the Dodgers.
    6. Ron Cey still one of the goofiest looking players ever.
    7. Steve Garvey was on fire this series, but he's listed at 5'10"...umm no way. I've stood next to him and he's about 5'8", at best. His forearms rivaled Popeye's.
    1. Agreed.
    2. Don't remember a lot about Hooton.
    3. The ultimate prima dona of the era.
    4. It is very strange now.
    5. Always liked Lasorda, even thought I despised the Dodgers
    6. Agreed
    7. Never cared for Garvey at all. Had a face you'd like to punch.

    Good takeaways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    1. Agreed.
    2. Don't remember a lot about Hooton.
    3. The ultimate prima dona of the era.
    4. It is very strange now.
    5. Always liked Lasorda, even thought I despised the Dodgers
    6. Agreed
    7. Never cared for Garvey at all. Had a face you'd like to punch.

    Good takeaways.
    #7...YES!!!

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    I hated the Dodgers. They broke a little kids heart by beating the Phillies in 77 and 78. I could still stand Garvey or Cey, but the player I hated the most was Davey Lopes.

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    There is a great book about that season for the Yankees (and New York City in general). ESPN later made a miniseries about it, but the book was much better. Wild season all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    There is a great book about that season for the Yankees (and New York City in general). ESPN later made a miniseries about it, but the book was much better. Wild season all around.

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    I seem to remember it was the Summer of Son of Sam and the blackout. Or was that 78?

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    Yes, Son of Sam was 77. The book goes pretty deep into the craziness of that story as well.

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