Discussion in 'The Bar' started by doughhead63, Dec 2, 2012.
thizz izz how I remember him...
I saw the Tigers play in 83 and 84, in Detroit...good times.
Sparky Anderson, FTW
That homer against Oakland is one of the all time great moments in baseball history. I remember watching it as it happened. It was insane.
Sparky was born a Cincinnati Red and died a Red.
He was a winner everywhere he went.
i sat in rf at Fenway one time and watched Kirk talk to himself the whole game
Dude could barely walk. What was he gonna do if he hit a ball into the gap?
He was. There aren't many personalities like him around anymore. Wash with the Rangers is a little bit.
Tommy knew the deal...he knew KG was gonna do something epic.
I think Leyland is the closest to Sparky these days.
he managed an awesome series in '75. always loved Sparky.
Carlton Fisk said one time that during that series Pete Rose came to bat and said to him "Goddam it this is fun"
Earl Weaver was the same...although he always had his volume turned up to 11
Back when the dudes still acted like they were playing a game, not being selfish douchebags who only cared about the bucks.
My favorite is the 1970 All Star game when Rose tackled Ray Fosse and separated his shoulder. At the All Star Game!
Earl was another great one. "3 run homers and pitching
Kinda like Barry Bonds trying to rehab his image so he can get votes for the Hall of Fame. Dude forgets he treated reporters and teammates like shit for 20 years.
He was an aggressive bastard.
Of course, he was a loudmouth and a cheat, too.
Like Dave Kingman, people in the media hated him.