Just did an interview with former Cards pitcher Bob Forsch, real nice guy.
He's got a book out. "Bob Forsch's Tales From the Cardinal Dugout" a nice read of short anecdotes of his time oin baseball. He pretty much bridged the gap between the Shoendienst/Gibson/Brock years into Whiteyball, so he has lots of stories.
I highly recommend it for baseball fans.
George Washington gave his signature The Government gave its hand They said for now and ever more that this was Indian Land
"As long as the moon shall rise" "As long as the rivers flow" "As long as the sun will shine" "As long as the grass shall grow"
... Sounds pretty interesting. I've always wondered how bad the Cards' clubhouse must have been from 1977-1980 to convince Whitey to clean house. I've heard Whitey's POV on it; it would be cool to hear from one of the players.
Also, the 1985 Cardinals have to be one of the most enjoyable teams I've ever seen. I wasn't happy to see them eliminate the Dodgers that year (of course), but St. Louis was clearly the better club, and it was a pleasure to see such a unique ballclub do its thing. Ozzie, Coleman, Clark, Herr, Pendleton, Van Slyke, Tudor, Andujar ... what a collection of talent and diversity. There are many I know that still insist to this day that they were robbed of a title.
BTW, Eddie -- If there was a book written about the "South Side Hitmen", the 1977 White Sox, I'd snap that up in about two seconds. You wouldn't happen to know of any, would you?
"If you wanna get to heaven, start at Dodger Stadium." -- Tommy Lasorda
St. Louis was clearly the better club, and it was a pleasure to see such a unique ballclub do its thing. Ozzie, Coleman, Clark, Herr, Pendleton, Van Slyke, Tudor, Andujar ... what a collection of talent and diversity. There are many I know that still insist to this day that they were robbed of a title.
They WERE robbed, thanks to that bullshit call by the umpire in Game Six of the World Series.
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Q: If you could have one superpower -- the strength of 100 men, invisibility, or the ability to fly -- which would you choose and why?
Michael Vick: Oh man, invisibility. If I was in a bad situation or something or I said something or you know, caught with two girls I could just disappear. I could be gone just like that -- no trouble.
"I don't understand the creative process. Actually, I make a concerted effort not to understand it. I don't know what it is or how it works but I am terrified that one green morning it will decide not to work anymore, so I have always given it as wide a bypass as possible."-- William Goldman
Andy Pettitte may be overrated (which I disagree with), but he is a left-handed pitcher, something that is becoming all too rare to find in today's game. Pettitte always comes up big in big games, and as drjayphd said, has the Red Sox' number.