Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Facebook Share Added

Allowing you to link to the blog posts on your Facebook walls, should you chose. Only problem right now is trying to find way to get descriptions to NOT be the first comment by a commenter.

Anyone with HTML knowledge, feel free to help.

Share away!

We're off on the road to Morro---er, Pittsburgh

By now, I'm sure all of you have heard the story. But it is worth retelling on this, the 50th anniversary of 'The Game'. Some say this game alone is what got the sure-handed Bill Mazeroski into the HOF. On this date, 50 years ago at 3:36 pm, the 2nd basemen did what few men could do: Brought the powerhouse Yankees to their knees.

Last month it was reported that the curator of the Bing Crosby estate had contacted MLB about a rare print he had found in the basement. Robert Bader told them that he had found a print that when projected seemed to show the complete broadcast of the 1960 World Series. As he tells it, they replied back to him "You must be mistaken..." Yet, there is was, in the basement/wine cellar/film vault of the old crooner.

What makes this story remarkable is that no one ever thought to look or for that matter no Pirates historian never even thought of it. The closest we came to that was a lead Doak Ewing once had, per a 2006 USA Today article: