Tonight marks the 21st anniversary of the Angels game 7 win over the Giants in the 2002 World Series. Yep, a kid born that night is legally able to buy a drink. I’d like to think a few of those kids might’ve gotten their start from celebrating Angels fans ha ha.
Sit back and reminisce about where you were when this moment happened:
The fact this was the last World Series to be broadcast in standard rather than high definition makes it feel vintage. And at 21 years old, I guess it is.
One of the key figures in that World Series was Dusty Baker who announced his retirement yesterday. Baker leaves the game as the 7th winningest manager of all time and finally got his World Series ring with the Astros last year.
The 2023 Fall Classic kicks off tonight and it is a network’s nightmare: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers.
Yahoo kicked out a very nice “everything you need to know” piece about the contestants. While I think this is an exciting Series they are not the media darlings casual fans know.
Really, in a 7 game series the question is who has the hot bats and whose bullpen puts out fires rather than making them worse. We shall see.
Speaking of managers, the Rangers manager Bruce Bochy is one of my all time favorites and should be a cinch for the Hall of Fame.
Take a look at Bochy getting soaked by his players after they clinched the pennant.
In the other dugout is the Angels manager who never was, Torey Lovullo. He dropped a couple of F bombs before he got soaked.
I do really like the D’backs social media folks. There were quite a few good ones to link, and I went with this:
Outside of the Giants hiring Bob Melvin there hasn’t been a ton of baseball news this week. MLB likes to keep things. I wonder if he sold his house in the Bay Area after he left Oakland.
As for my crew, I’m wrapping up one of the most stressful work weeks I’ve ever had and will spend as much time with my son as possible. Grandma and Grandpa are driving up to watch his game this weekend so he’s stoked. He’s growing and needs a new bat. I’m thinking sporting goods store and lunch will make a great Father/Son outing.
Enjoy your weekend and link what I missed.