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   1. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: July 20, 2020 at 09:56 PM (#5964401)
   2. villageidiom Posted: July 21, 2020 at 08:45 AM (#5964438)
This was one of those random games we purchased but we remember it to this day because in the third inning Billy Hatcher was standing on third…then suddenly broke for the plate sliding in safely.  I’m pretty sure I missed the next inning and a half as we just kept looking at each other saying “Billy Hatcher stole home.”

I was studying for an actuarial exam, and mrsidiom interrupted to ask "Can someone steal home? Because I think Billy Hatcher just did that." She'd never seen nor heard of anyone doing that before, and it just happened while she was watching the game.

Man, everyone knows where they were when Billy Hatcher stole home.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: July 21, 2020 at 09:04 AM (#5964441) The Only Webpage Exclusively Devoted To The Time That Billy Hatcher Stole Home
   4. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: July 21, 2020 at 10:03 AM (#5964447)
1 - I was going to include that. I was at that game. It might be the best regular season game I’ve ever atttended. But discovering that game 108 was the last game of 1981 and the connection to this year was too good. I had rented an amazing camera lens (600mm zoom) and was walking around taking some pictures all night. By coincidence I was on the third base side when Austin Jackson made his amazing catch on Hanley. Unfortunately I had chosen that moment to snap Hanley’s swing (which I got a good picture of) so I missed getting the catch which I could have gotten a truly great photo of.
   5. villageidiom Posted: July 21, 2020 at 10:26 AM (#5964453)
From the link in #3, proving my point:
August 3, 1992 -- It is a date etched in our national consciousness, a date when everything changed. Just like everyone remembers where they were when Pearl Harbor was bombed or Kennedy was shot, everyone knows exactly what they were doing when Billy Hatcher stole home.
I swear I did not create that site.
   6. Gch Posted: July 21, 2020 at 12:49 PM (#5964473)
Game 105 - Sox 14 at Rangers 7 - 2003 - Trailing 4-2 after 6 the Sox struck for 7 runs in the 7th and 5 more in the 8th. The noteworthy part of that was eight of the RBI belonged to one man as Bill Mueller hit grand slams from each side of the plate. This game is also intriguing as the rare knuckleballer vs. knuckleballer matchup as Tim Wakefield stared down R.A. Dickey.

I was going to complain that Dickey wasn't a knuckleballer at that point, but when I checked that I learned that Dickey now claims that the weird forkball called "The Thing" the he threw back then was actually a hard knuckleball and he just didn't realize it at the time.

No less a source than Nostradamus predicted Hatcher's steal, but even he managed to underestimate the great Hatcher. He foretold that "in the final years of the second millenium, in the heat of battle, a man will attempt to steal the very thing from which he came", then quickly added "but there's no way he'll get past Pat Borders. That guy's a [expletive deleted] brick wall."

I laughed, then I clicked through to the song parodies.
   7. karlmagnus Posted: July 21, 2020 at 01:13 PM (#5964475)
This is a wonderful series. However, because of the date limit Jose has imposed, it leaves room for an Old Perfect Schedule from 1901 to 1979, which can be done next time we lose a real season. That would have Williams, Ruth, Speaker and Yaz.

Just a thought. Jose, thanks for what you have produced -- very enjoyable.
   8. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: July 21, 2020 at 01:25 PM (#5964479)
Bruce Hurst spun a gem with a complete game 3 hit shutout.

Sort of a wasted effort if you ask me, he could have saved himself and pitched to the score more a la a certain HOF starting pitcher.
   9. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: July 21, 2020 at 01:57 PM (#5964482)
Glad you are enjoying it Karl. FWIW the time limit I imposed was to try and get a lot of personal memories into it.
   10. Darren Posted: July 23, 2020 at 04:33 PM (#5965022)
I've been out of touch here, but with the Mookie news, I thought for sure there would be a new thread where we could rehash every argument we've had over the past year about Mookie. :)

Hope you're all doing well and staying safe.
   11. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: July 23, 2020 at 07:17 PM (#5965057)
Doing alright here Darren thanks. How are you and yours holding up?
   12. Darren Posted: July 23, 2020 at 07:32 PM (#5965061)
pretty okay thanks

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