Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Frickin' Awesome Day!

As this post is being published... I should be walking out of my teacher inservice with a huge smile on my face, because it's Thursday October 8th... and it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

On this day, fifty-six years ago...

1959 Topps #1

Ford Frick became the third Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Forty-two years ago...

1973 Topps #130

Pete Rose rumbled with Bud Harrelson in the third game of the 1973 NLCS.

Thirty-eight years ago...

1977 Topps #110

The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Steve Carlton and ended the Philadelphia Phillies season.

Six years later...

1983 Topps #70

Mr. Carlton returned the favor and sent the Dodgers packing.

Twenty-six years ago...

1989 Topps #370

Dennis Eckersley struck out Junior Felix and the Oakland A's went on to face the San Francisco Giants in the 1989 World Series.

Last night...

2015 Topps Archives #70

Jake Arrieta pitched a complete game shutout as the Chicago Cubs moved one step closer to fulfilling the Back to the Future prophecy.

Happy Frickin' Thursday and sayonara!

5 comments:

  1. "Jake Arrieta pitched a complete game shutout as the Chicago Cubs moved one step closer to fulfilling the Back to the Future prophecy."

    Don't look now but Cardinals Devil Magic is going to put a stop to that.

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  2. Unless some clone technology magically appears so that the Cubs pitch Arrieta every game, they don't survive against the Cardinals.

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  3. Zippy & Jedi - You may be right. I may be crazy. But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for. -Billy Joel

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  4. The Cubs will be set up for some horrible event in the playoffs. It is their dynasty to crush the hopes and dreams of their fanbase.

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  5. So I'm sitting in the really swanky hotel bar across from Minute Maid Park a month or so ago, having a brew and talking Orioles baseball with an old friend before we head in to see the Stros and Mariners. Out of nowhere this dude next to us butts in and asks me how the Arrieta trade is working out for us right about now. And yes, he's wearing Cub gear. Of my three options, (ask him how the Lou Brock deal worked out for him, drop my beer on his head, ignore him) I chose to ignore him and root against the Cubs this post season.

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