I thought maybe James took the issue up, but now I realize it was the Rose scandal; he wrote this really long, meticulous defense of Rose (whom James otherwise didn't have much use for) in whichever annual it was in '90 or '91. I think he may have changed his position since he wrote it.
― clemenza, Thursday, 2 December 2010 11:08 (ten years ago) link
i find Rose's last season as manager/1B sticking himself into late inning games to goose his hit total more offensive then betting on his guys.
― sanskrit, Thursday, 2 December 2010 14:14 (ten years ago) link
― tim lincecum in a giants snuggie (roxymuzak), Thursday, 2 December 2010 21:42 (ten years ago) link
Baseball doesn't think much of dirty Italians anyway and neither do the fans.
― Hexum Enduction Hour (u s steel), Monday, 20 December 2010 17:22 (ten years ago) link
― mookieproof, Monday, 20 December 2010 17:32 (ten years ago) link
Haven't read this yet:
I'm almost positive I was watching that game on TV, yet 7/24/83 was a Sunday, and it was an afternoon start--where would I have gotten a Yankees/Royals game on a Sunday afternoon? I'm not even sure if there were Sunday night broadcasts then. Baffling.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 16:56 (seven years ago) link
You've gotta watch that clip--don't know that I've ever seen an athlete more apoplectic than Brett. Priceless: it's Gaylord Perry who sneaks the bat off the field! (Finishing his career with the Royals in '83...)
― clemenza, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 17:05 (seven years ago) link
SABR marks the centennial with some myth-busting
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:47 (one year ago) link