October 05, 2007

The Last Real Race: The story of the '93 Giants, and how a 103 win team missed the playoffs.

posted by apoch to baseball at 05:49 AM - 7 comments

I was only 11 at the time, but I still remember that pennant race. That and when Sid Bream came diiiiiiiiiving home to beat the evil Pirates. Oh man, those were the days of being a Braves fan. I still enjoy watching the Braves (when I can. Sad TBS doesn't show as many games now that I live in MN), but nothing will beat that run from 91 to 95 culminating in a World Series. Last to First, drama with those pennant races, etc. Good times.

posted by jmd82 at 07:50 AM on October 05, 2007

Oh yeah, that was an amazing run. Before he came around to score, he had a great at-bat while the crowd chanted "Sid" the way some crowds chant "MVP." Now I'm a Rockies fan and the run they're on reminds me a lot of that one.

posted by drumdance at 08:59 AM on October 05, 2007

I am a Rockies fan myself, havinf transplated to Denver for some years. I was actually born in LA, raised in the Bay, then moved to Denver, and now back in LA, plotting how to go back to the Bay. It conjures a lot of memories. Growing up my neighbors were from Chicago, and made me a Cubs fan. But since I moved to LA again (well since 2001, since I returned in 2000), WGN is off the air in LA. My neighbor recently moved here from St. Paul and he says there is TBS in the Twin Cities, as he is originally from Atlanta, then had move to Pitt, and there were no Braves games. Is this true jmd82? He was also angry that Brewers games got cut off there and twins games in Wisconsin. He was angry because the Brewers were contending this season and Twin Cities residents missed it all. As for WGN, what the heck, I'm going back to Oakland, and there'll be WGN again.

posted by SFValley_Dude at 05:31 PM on October 05, 2007

Another side story of that race is I believe that was the one where Bonds finally showed up for the playoffs. He'd been absolutely dreadful in his previous series, and he was key in the Pirates pushing it to seven being down 3-1.

posted by drumdance at 05:56 PM on October 05, 2007

this was the first of many chokes that dusty had in his career.n Dusty we trusty.

posted by whodat at 02:12 AM on October 06, 2007

I know everyone loves the wild card. But that's what we've lost. When everyone else was enthralled by the Red Sox-Yankees race down the stretch, I was watching the divisions, especially the NL Central, where it really mattered. I knew that no matter whether the Yankees caught the Red Sox or not, there was NO WAY the Tigers were going to catch the Red Sox. So both teams would make the playoffs. The Brewers and Cubs, on the other hand, were playing for their lives.

posted by olelefthander at 08:54 AM on October 06, 2007

this was the first of many chokes that dusty had in his career.n Dusty we trusty. Yeah, since we all know that it's the manager that goes out and plays the game. Geez... BTW, try using the shift key, I think that'll help a bit.

posted by BornIcon at 08:35 AM on October 08, 2007

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