• Dikembe Mutombo Would Be Proud

    Posted by on August 18th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    The fan reaction on this one is just as great as the play.

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    Comments on Dikembe Mutombo Would Be Proud

    1. Sweet Lou
      August 18th, 2013 | 10:06 am

      I like the A’s uniform: a cross of tradition in baseball style and flamboyance in 1972-74 championship team’s colors.

    2. August 18th, 2013 | 11:06 am

      Yup. When I think ’70′s baseball, even more than I think “Big Red Machine” or “Reggie,” I think of those A’s and Pirates uniforms from that period.

    3. Sweet Lou
      August 18th, 2013 | 11:22 am

      And the Orioles’ orange jerseys of the 1970s. I was pleased to see Baltimore return to the logo of that period recently…

    4. 77yankees
      August 18th, 2013 | 11:55 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      I think of those A’s and Pirates uniforms from that period.

      Before some teams (cough, Mets, Brewers) made feeble attempts at making a cottage industry of it, the Pirates were the original team with 30 different uni combos back in the 1970s.

      And the pill box hat….priceless.

      http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/1977-pittsburgh-pirates-yellow-pillbox-fitted-hat-6

    5. August 18th, 2013 | 1:35 pm

      Sweet Lou wrote:

      And the Orioles’ orange jerseys of the 1970s. I was pleased to see Baltimore return to the logo of that period recently…

      Ditto

      @ 77yankees:
      Loved those hats when Pops would award the stars.

    6. Sweet Lou
      August 18th, 2013 | 4:06 pm

      “Stargell… originated the practice of giving his teammates stars’ for their caps… which at the time were old-fashioned pillbox caps. These stars became known as “Stargell Stars”. The practice began during the… 1978 season, when the Pirates came from 11.5 games behind in mid-August, to challenge… Philadelphia for the division title…

      [The season ended] in a four-game series against the Phillies in Pittsburgh, in which the Pirates had to win all four games to claim the title. Following a Pirate sweep of the Friday-night double-header, Stargell belted a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning of the season’s penultimate game to give the Pirates an early 4-1 lead… the Pirates would relinquish that lead later in the game and fall two runs short… eliminating themselves from contention for the pennant.

      Stargell called that 1978 team his favorite team ever, and predicted that the Pirates would win the World Series the following year.”

      It was almost an Eastern Division team that came back from a 14-game deficit in Jul. representing the A.L., against an Eastern Division team that came back from an 11.5-game deficit in Aug. representing the N.L. in the World Series in 1978…
      @ 77yankees:

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