April 10, 2006

1986 World Series Game 6 Re-Enacted in RBI Baseball.: Complete with Vin Scully audio.

posted by lilnemo to baseball at 05:20 PM - 22 comments

That is really great. Thanks for posting this to the front, lilnemo. Awesome.

posted by NoMich at 05:40 PM on April 10

It's made the rounds today. I should have thought about posting it. Incredible.

posted by Dan121377 at 05:40 PM on April 10

And you guys thought the guy that photoshopped all the basketball player family photos had too much time on his hands. I have to admit it was pretty cool though. My brother and I tried to do the same kind of thing on "Blades of steel" for the Stanley Cup but with less desirable results. Do you know many times we had to play tournament mode till we finally got New York vs Vancouver in the finals?

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:00 PM on April 10

I can't believe I sat through8 minutes and 39 seconds but it was worth it very interesting and informative

posted by luther70 at 06:13 PM on April 10

You know, that's why you don't announce your "Play(er) of the game" moment until the game is over! But it's nice to know that some things don't change. with apologies to grum@work

posted by DrJohnEvans at 06:20 PM on April 10

Shamelessly pulled from kottke. But I'll gladly take the credit.

posted by lilnemo at 06:20 PM on April 10

Holy crap, I just finished watching it. That's awesome. I'd never seen (or heard) such complete footage before, since I was not very old at all at the time. Compared to the wild pitch, Buckner's error was practically a non-issue.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 06:29 PM on April 10

That was very clever. And although I knew it was coming, somehow I was still very disappointed when tiny Buckner flubbed that easy stop.

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:58 PM on April 10

Also cool on that site is a post about an album I chased down purely because of the cover. And this was back in the day where there wasn't a damn Internet for music and you had to find new stuff in b&w Shanachie label catalog they somehow stuffed into your new Bunny Wailer casette. Somewhere out there is a bar that serves a cocktail called Johnny Clegg & Sambuca. I just know it.

posted by yerfatma at 07:11 PM on April 10

As the newspaper says at the end of the game: "blahblahblahblahblah!" When people ask me what the internet is REALLY for, I will point to this and say "For this!" I wonder how many times they had to do the hit down first base before the guy would actually muff the play...

posted by grum@work at 07:47 PM on April 10

Unbelievable. When people say I spend too much time on SportsFilter, I will point to this. Not that I don't spend too much time on SportsFilter. I am neither a Mets nor a Red Sox fan, but that game is so unbelievably gripping I could watch it in an interminable loop and never tire of it. If I was trapped on a desert island and could only have one baseball game, that might be it. #1 World Series game of my lifetime for sure: 1. Game 6, 1986. 2. Game 7, 1991. 3. Game 6, 1975. 4. Game 4, 1996. 5. Game 6, 1985. 6. Game 1, 1988. 7. Game 6, 1977. 8. Game 7, 2001. 9. Game 4, 2001. 10. Game 5, 2001.

posted by BullpenPro at 10:41 PM on April 10

brilliant. buckner was made into such a patsy by idiot resox fans.

posted by sirvomitousIV at 12:13 AM on April 11

Friggin Brilliant. I'm not a Red Sox fan, I'm not a NY fan of any kind. But boy do I love baseball. Great job, thanks for the time put into it.

posted by hoyty at 01:35 AM on April 11

Chilling. Even though I knew the outcome... even though I've healed immeasurably since 1986... even though it was RBI Baseball, fer chrissake... I still cried.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:56 AM on April 11

Wicked Awesome. I can't remember how we played that game - the controller only has two buttons. Nice again to be reminded how understated a pro like Vin Scully is - that game would have given Jon Miller a heart attack. Dan Shulman is pretty awesome though. Two "awesome"s in one post. I am officially not cool anymore. What's worse - I'm beyond help.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:00 AM on April 11

That was super. go internet!

posted by gspm at 08:21 AM on April 11

I'm pretty sure it was Joe Garagiola there being smart enough to keep his trap shut during the bottom of the 10th. Someone please send this to Joe Morgan and Tim McCarver. Wonderful link.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:05 AM on April 11

I'm pretty sure it was Joe Garagiola there being smart enough to keep his trap shut during the bottom of the 10th. Someone please send this to Joe Morgan and Tim McCarver. Thank you. I am glad I am not the only one who can not listen to those two. McCarver says the obvious and acts like it is keen insight.

posted by TOASTY POSTY at 10:35 AM on April 11

Oh, the horror ...

posted by rockamora at 10:53 AM on April 11

Don't get me started on Tim Freaking McCarver

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:24 AM on April 11

That was so freakin' sweet. I wanted to say awesome, but it's been taken by everybody else. Ditto on the kudos for Scully. This could have been a link to the audio alone and I would've enjoyed it. I want to see this guy reenact Super Bowl XXV in Tecmo Super Bowl next... (Norwood is wide right!)

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 06:31 PM on April 11

I cannot imagine the pain Red Sox fans have had prior to 2004. Then again, maybe I can since every Sunday in the fall I get to suffer through the Lions...

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:58 PM on April 11

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