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Game 60: 40th Anniversary of $0.10 Beer Night

Posted: 6/4/2014 12:10 PM

Game 60: 40th Anniversary of $0.10 Beer Night 


Who was actually there? I wasn't even a glint in my parents' eye yet...
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Posted: 6/4/2014 3:08 PM

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One of my best friends from Ravenna was there...he took a gal on a first date to the game who had absolutely no interest in baseball and she asked him afterwards if this was really what he liked to do for fun. The fact that they eventually married and have two grown and well-adjusted daughters doesn't mean my buddy didn't have a LOT to overcome after that night.

People forget that the seeds for this disaster were sown the previous week in a tumultuous series in Arlington. When the ten cent beer night series rolled around, most Clevelanders (me included) wanted to take it to the Rangers. I was listening to the game in question on a transistor radio in Jacksonville, Florida (3WE was pounding through nicely that night) and I remember being VERY excited at the Tribe's rally in the 9th inning and having the winning run on (third?) when Burroughs was "rescued" by Billy Martin's stormtroopers. I'm convinced Martin took advantage of the situation and circumstances to win a game, one the Tribe had in its grasp during a summer the Indians were actually in contention. I was so mad at the stupid fans, Billy Martin, and everyone for losing a game that we really needed and would have tasted pretty sweet. Instead, infamy. So, so, Cleveland.

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Posted: 6/4/2014 6:38 PM

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WhoAzcue wrote: One of my best friends from Ravenna was there...he took a gal on a first date to the game who had absolutely no interest in baseball and she asked him afterwards if this was really what he liked to do for fun. The fact that they eventually married and have two grown and well-adjusted daughters doesn't mean my buddy didn't have a LOT to overcome after that night.

People forget that the seeds for this disaster were sown the previous week in a tumultuous series in Arlington. When the ten cent beer night series rolled around, most Clevelanders (me included) wanted to take it to the Rangers. I was listening to the game in question on a transistor radio in Jacksonville, Florida (3WE was pounding through nicely that night) and I remember being VERY excited at the Tribe's rally in the 9th inning and having the winning run on (third?) when Burroughs was "rescued" by Billy Martin's stormtroopers. I'm convinced Martin took advantage of the situation and circumstances to win a game, one the Tribe had in its grasp during a summer the Indians were actually in contention. I was so mad at the stupid fans, Billy Martin, and everyone for losing a game that we really needed and would have tasted pretty sweet. Instead, infamy. So, so, Cleveland.
Sounds like a cleveland outcome. 


Any chance of getting this game in tonight?
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Posted: 6/4/2014 6:46 PM

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Yeah I saw tweets about what would happen with a postponement and I was bummed.  I looked on weather .com and the prediction is the green will be gone by 7:30 except for occasional pockets after that.  Just our luck, Kluber will have to deal with inclement weather when he is the actual favored pitcher.
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WhoAzcue wrote: One of my best friends from Ravenna was there...he took a gal on a first date to the game who had absolutely no interest in baseball and she asked him afterwards if this was really what he liked to do for fun. The fact that they eventually married and have two grown and well-adjusted daughters doesn't mean my buddy didn't have a LOT to overcome after that night.

People forget that the seeds for this disaster were sown the previous week in a tumultuous series in Arlington. When the ten cent beer night series rolled around, most Clevelanders (me included) wanted to take it to the Rangers. I was listening to the game in question on a transistor radio in Jacksonville, Florida (3WE was pounding through nicely that night) and I remember being VERY excited at the Tribe's rally in the 9th inning and having the winning run on (third?) when Burroughs was "rescued" by Billy Martin's stormtroopers. I'm convinced Martin took advantage of the situation and circumstances to win a game, one the Tribe had in its grasp during a summer the Indians were actually in contention. I was so mad at the stupid fans, Billy Martin, and everyone for losing a game that we really needed and would have tasted pretty sweet. Instead, infamy. So, so, Cleveland.
Sounds like a cleveland outcome. 


Any chance of getting this game in tonight?
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:12 PM

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I hear that we're looking at a 9:30 start? Hope we don't waste Kluber...rain still in the area I gather.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:22 PM

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WhoAzcue wrote: I hear that we're looking at a 9:30 start? Hope we don't waste Kluber...rain still in the area I gather.
Yup 9:30, I agree, hopefully there are no showers in back until the game is over.  If it turns out to be like Masterson's start two turns ago, maybe this time Francona will use Carrasco as a true long man instead of whatever he is doing now.  Geezus.ohlord
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:36 PM

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And we're rolling. Two down in the first
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:39 PM

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Holt goes 2-1 and then lines to Kipnis that almost short-hops Kipnis.
Bogaerts flies out to Bourn.
Pedroia bounces a 3-1 pitch back up the middle.
Ortiz up.  Grounds into the shift.

In Detroit, Tigers bullpen implodes as Reed has gotten one out, given up 2 runs, and has the bases loaded.biggrin
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:41 PM

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Tigers are down 2 runs late. Kluber is on the hill.

We could be within 3.5 games after what felt like the worst start possible.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:45 PM

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Cabrera has had a lot of hard hit balls be caught this year. He deserved that bloop single.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:48 PM

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Bourn flies out, ACab owes some money to the BABIP account with a bloop single that isn't caught, and after a steal, Brantley thumbs his nose at those who don't believe that RISP hitting is a skill by coming up with yet ANOTHER RBI hit!
Kipnis and Chisenhall did not make sufficient offerings to the BABIP gods and a line-out to second and a GO to the pitcher end the inning.

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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:50 PM

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ProfessorRossEforp wrote: Tigers are down 2 runs late. Kluber is on the hill.

We could be within 3.5 games after what felt like the worst start possible.
Don't jinx it, knowing our luck, Kluber's dance ended when the calendar changed to June, and the Jays bullpen is due for an implosion. flushed
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:52 PM

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Our only curses are the ones we put on ourselves.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:56 PM

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I was at the ten cent beer night. Sat about ten rows behind the Rangers dugout.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 10:02 PM

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Detroit down 6-2 in the ninth.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 10:04 PM

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Pier@#@%^@ douches his way to a first pitch double up the RC alley.  Ugh I hate him.
Sizemore up, Ks looking on 4 pitches.
Drew up, GO to the pitcher.
Nava up, gets hit in the foot on a 1-2 pitch. bangheadbanghead
Bradley up, wild pitch moves runners into scoring position, gets ahead 2-0 and then goes down looking on a backdoor looking.
WHEW!  I guess it hasn't turned midnight yet on Kluber.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 10:07 PM

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Kluber ain't turning into a pumpkin. He is for real. If anything, he will get better results if there is ever an adequate defense behind him.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 10:13 PM

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Murphy Ks on a high 91 MPH fastball.
Gomes Ks.
Giambi GO to SS on the right side.
Jays keep putting pressure on the Tigers pen.
6-2 in the ninth.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 10:29 PM

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Holt flies out.
Bogaerts does as well.
...sorry I can't keep up..have to finish up work.tongue
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Posted: 6/4/2014 10:59 PM

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Speaking of which...  wow, where did this defense come from?
ProfessorRossEforp wrote: Kluber ain't turning into a pumpkin. He is for real. If anything, he will get better results if there is ever an adequate defense behind him.
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