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this day in baseball

Great moments in Yankees history:

July 24, 1983

George Brett. Billy Martin. Too much pine tar.

Hard to believe that was 20 years ago. There hasn't been an incident quite like that one since. Not Dave Winfield killing a bird, not Sammy Sosa's corked bat, not Bill Buckner's moment in history.

Of course, it's not my favorite anniversary of a baseball moment. Just wait until October 2 when I dedicate a whole day to Bucky Dent.

Yes, I used the anniversary of Brett's tarred bat to take a gratuitous swipe at the Sox. Just getting ready for the weekend


I'd bring up Dodgers-Yankees WS 1963, but then you'd bring up 1977-78, and then I'd bring up 1981, so I won't say anything at all.

Linkmeister! My bro! (I [heart] my bums)

[Getting back on subject] Of all the things Martin ever did to piss people off, that was the sleaziest. If you have a bitch about the pine tar, bring it up before the at-bat and get him thrown out of the game, but don't sit on it as a way to negate runs.

do you HAVE to mention that Bill-guy every chance you get?? can't you let a dead dog lie???