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05-15-2008 03:17 PM #1
Three Grand Slams
Anyone have recollections of this game?
We played the Texas Rangers that night in 1986. We managed to hit two grand slams, and STILL lost the game. The Rangers also had their own grand slam....
I wish I remembered more about this game, but I don't I was only two at the time. It's fun to look it up though because August 6th is my birthday. I just remember seeing highlights of this game....
05-15-2008 07:45 PM #2
[Checking the record confirms this memory: we were 59-47 going into that game, finished 73-89, a 14-42 finish that would make Mike Hargrove's 2001 collapsers proud].
I was at the game, I know that. I also THINK that one reason we lost the game was that Don Aase had sprained a muscle lifting up his kid that morning so as our bullpen was blowing it late he was not available.
[Checking: he did not pitch the three prior days, and back in the 80s a closer would defintiely come in during a 6 run 8th inning where a team is blowing a 5 run lead. He didn't. And he didn't pitch again until 4 days later. So that's a pretty good indication my memory about him getting hurt that day might be true].
I also think there was a fairly long rain delay and after the rain delay my friend and I tried to go sit down in the front row behind the dugout, say section 5. Even though there were only about 1000 fans who waited out the rain delay, the usher kicked us out, but we went a few sections down, say section 9 maybe, and sat in the front row for the last few innings. I can't find anything to confirm that particular memory, however. But that's how I remember it.
05-15-2008 08:12 PM #3
I was going to bring that up in the other thread about the 84 team. The 1986 team collapsed hardcore in August. I think they were only a game and a half out of first or something.
Looking at retro sheet though, it doesn't say there was a rain delay that game. Now that could be wrong information, but from that it doesn't say anything about a stoppage in play.
05-15-2008 10:48 PM #4
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I remember this game well. That was the night that my pet turtle that I caught in the woods that day, pissed on the pizza that the babysitter ordered. I had to watch the game in my room......I guess the turtle was drinking that day.
Seriously, I remember this game for that reason.