August 24, 2006

From pastime to present - Resurrect these parts of baseball's history: Fulfilling the baseball nostalgia need in all of us. And yes I do miss Gary Carter's perm.

posted by gradys_kitchen to baseball at 11:27 AM - 11 comments

Am I a bad person to have read that 'Gary Carter's sperm'?

posted by tieguy at 11:29 AM on August 24, 2006

I miss the young version of Morgana the Kissing Bandit. As a youngster, it boggled my mind that they could get THAT big. I miss not being instructed to clap, cheer or "MAKE NOISE!" during down parts of the game. I miss World Series games that ended before 11pm, EST.

posted by grum@work at 11:56 AM on August 24, 2006

Oh great! Now I do feel old! When I saw this was about baseball nostalgia I was ready for a walk down memory lane at least as far back as the 60's! To think some people think of the 80's as "the good old days" makes me feel like I was born in 1856 instead of 1956! Though to tell the truth I miss the baseball carts too. Oh and yes tieguy that does make you a bad person. ;-)

posted by commander cody at 11:57 AM on August 24, 2006

I miss not knowing so much about the players' personal lives. True. I remember the days when the most I knew about a player from a team other than the Tigers was the fascinating info tidbit on the back of a 1980 Topps Baseball Card. "In 1965, Joe's Grandfather was Most Outstanding Player in the Omaha Semi-Pro league" or "In the offseason Charlie enjoys woodworking."

posted by gradys_kitchen at 12:37 PM on August 24, 2006

When I was a kid I remember going to Indianapolis Indian games(when they were farming for the Reds). I miss the peanuts, the organ, I miss carrying my mitt just in case, trying to get an autograph. That was a lot of years ago. Maybe I should go to a Brewers game(I've moved & not a Brewer fan, go Cubs) and see if it feels the same? Somehow the feelings of my youth will have disappeared. So sad.

posted by Psycho at 03:46 PM on August 24, 2006

Psycho for some reason as I read your post I kept hearing James Earl Jones voice in my head.

posted by scottypup at 04:43 PM on August 24, 2006

Damn, gradys, I used to love those factoids on baseball cards. I loved that it made it sound like the Baseball players were sort of playing ball as a hobby.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:00 PM on August 24, 2006

I miss the 80's when the Royals were a great team that were fun to watch. George Brett, Frank White, Hal Mcrae, and a solid pitching staff filled the stadium at the Blue Ridge Cutoff with loyal and appreciative fans. Sadly, today's KC team sucks so badly that no lasting memories are being made and the current non-royalty is entirely forgettable. Exciting and winning baseball is a memory of a distant past. I did enjoy the article, but unfortunately, I was painfully reminded just how far this once proud franchise has fallen.

posted by judgedread at 10:47 PM on August 24, 2006

Joey I'm referring to the factoids fondly as silly as they seem in today's media blitz on personal lives.

posted by gradys_kitchen at 11:19 PM on August 24, 2006

Oh, they were silly all right. Great fun and much more interesting (and baffling) on the back of the card than on SportsCenter.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:00 AM on August 25, 2006

I miss the 80's when the Royals were a great team that was fun to watch. The KC team of the late 70's, too. Freddie Patek, John Mayberry, Cookie Rojas, Amos Otis, Dennis Leonard, Paul Splittorf, & the players you named, judge. That team was tailor made for the plastic grass and deep alleys they use to have on that field, 4 West titles in a row, but they never could get past the ALCS. I don't miss the plastic grass that was on so many fields in the 70's and 80's.

posted by mjkredliner at 09:50 AM on August 26, 2006

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