At this very moment, the MLB Network is airing the Yankees game of August 4, 1985 as part of their All-Time Games series. Granted, that’s the day that Huckleberry, Seaver, rained on the Scooter’s parade. But, it’s so coooool to watch this one now. Rickey Henderson, Joe Cowley, Donnie Baseball, Ron Hassey, Willie Randolph, Dan Pasqua, Dave Winfield, Mike Pagliarulo, Bobby Meacham….ah, memories.
And, just the sights and sounds from a Yankees game, circa the ’80′s, being played, in the sun, at Yankee Stadium…from the crowd reactions to Eddie Layton’s tunes…right down to the ballplayers looking like human beings, and not hulks, and wearing their uniforms properly….
I’m telling ya, getting to watch this today is like having a nice, warm, friendly, blankie on a cold and rainy day. It just feels right.
I found this one by accident – as I just got back from some errands and flicked on the TV when I got in. Man, what a great surprise…