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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

THT - A Special Revenge for Luis Tiant

Alfonso Tusa shares fond memories from winter ball in 1971.

Between the remote scents of the sea breeze and the countryside freshness coming from the oaks and wild flowers, Dad insisted to know what a no-hit, no-run game was about. I tried with all my efforts to find a situation related to Dad’s everyday routine to make the explanation easier. He pressed his cigarette against the ashtray and raised the radio’s volume. “After eight complete frames this game is still 3-0. Now Tiant stops by the Caracas team dugout and looks inside it and to the fans in the stands. He passes his right index finger past his neck. The Caracas team fans are sad and furious.”

villageidiom Posted: December 05, 2017 at 05:43 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: boston, boston red sox, cuban players, luis tiant, red sox, winter leagues

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   1. Rennie's Tenet Posted: December 05, 2017 at 06:20 PM (#5586847)
The only "I'm a major leaguer" dream I ever had involved Tiant. I came to the plate in spring training or some such, and Tiant was on the mound. He winds up to the point where his back is to the plate, I hear the ball hit the catcher's glove, strike one. Happens two more times, but I remain in the box. The pitches come faster and faster from every conceivable angle. I finally drop the bat in surrender - and see my entire dugout sprawled on the ground, laughing at the hopeless rookie.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: December 05, 2017 at 06:54 PM (#5586861)
Don't worry Rennie, sometimes a bat is just a bat.
   3. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: December 05, 2017 at 08:21 PM (#5586903)
Through no achievement of my own I have had the good fortune to sit down with Luis on several occasions (among other things my father interviewed Luis for the SABR bio of Luis’ father). I cannot say enough what an incredibly kind and friendly guy Luis is. He is smart, funny and engaging. He has some amazing stories of his minor league days in the 60s in particular that express the racism and challenges those guys had to endure.

Great great guy.
   4. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: December 05, 2017 at 08:28 PM (#5586907)
#3, that's great to hear because it's one of those things where you hope a guy like Tiant is good guy. He was so much fun to watch as a player and to hear he's engaging and kind just completes a nice picture.

I like pitchers that have funky motions. Tiant, Cueto, Kershaw's pause, Aaron Cook's old school wind up, Marichal's reach for the ground, high leg kicks, etc.

Edited for spelling
   5. DL from MN Posted: December 05, 2017 at 09:45 PM (#5586940)
Check out Gabriel Moya if you like funky motions

   6. Omineca Greg Posted: December 05, 2017 at 11:00 PM (#5586984)
I liked the story.

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