• Happy Anny, Heathcliff!

    Posted by on June 30th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    Has it really been 34 years?

    Seems like it was yesterday. Oh, what fun it was to watch that whoopin’ at Exhibition Stadium on WPIX.

    Comments on Happy Anny, Heathcliff!

    1. Raf
      June 30th, 2011 | 2:29 pm

      I was going to turn 3 in Sept. :-D

      Cliff was a very big dude. Big sleepy looking dude. And looking at his B-R page, a lot better than I remember him.

      Steve, it looks like he caught a few games as a Yank. How’d that look? I have a feeling Montero will look the same behind the plate (Maybe bigger and slower).

    2. June 30th, 2011 | 3:05 pm

      Johnson was a DH dressed as a catcher, no question.

      He probably should have been a 1B or a LF. But, he couldn’t handle that and the Astros forced him into catching.

      That said, he wasn’t terrible. Think: Matt Nokes or Victor Martinez in terms of defensive value/style.

    3. Raf
      June 30th, 2011 | 4:21 pm

      Memory may be playing tricks on me, but I don’t think Nokes nor Mike Stanley or even Don Slaught for that matter were all that bad behind the plate.

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