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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Every WS since ‘82 has a Smoltz teammate

Since 1982, there have been 38 World Series played (no Series was played in 1994 because of the strike). That’s 38 seasons—nearly four decades of Fall Classic baseball—with the current Fall Classic being the 39th.

And for each one of those late October or sometimes early November games, there has amazingly been at least one participant who played previously with John Smoltz ... or would end up playing in the future with Smoltz. Or, John Smoltz was just playing. What we’re saying is that every World Series since 1982 has been extremely Smoltzy. Ted Simmons kicked things off in the 1982 World Series (Smoltz’s teammate in ‘88) and Charlie Morton is the 2021 World Series version (Smoltz’s teammate in ‘08).

Oddly enough, Smoltz has never appeared in a film with Kevin Bacon.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 03:27 PM | 49 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Al Leiter, John Smoltz won’t appear at MLB Network studios after refusing vaccine

Hall of Famer John Smoltz and former Met and Yankee Al Leiter will no longer appear in-studio for MLB Network after refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine, The Post has learned.

MLBN has made it mandatory for all employees to be vaccinated, with the mandate going into effect Sept. 1. MLBN executives, Smoltz and Leiter made a compromise to keep them on-the-air, but not in the Secaucus studios. They will both appear remotely for the shows.

Smoltz will also still call a Division Series game on site in October. The two are regular in-studio analysts for the network.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 01, 2021 at 12:27 AM | 153 comment(s)
  Beats: al leiter, coronavirus, john smoltz

 

 

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