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(Grantland)   In case you didn't realize it, MLB has a YouTube channel that shows full broadcasts of classic games. Here's a small selection   (grantland.com) divider line 51
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2013-06-03 08:33:55 AM  
I'll go there to see the '86 Mets-Reds game where Ray Knight sucker punched Eric Davis at third base, then John Denny sat on Kevin Mitchell and beat him ugly (uglier).
 
2013-06-03 09:29:40 AM  
Watched Wells' perfect game the other day, nice to see this stuff available.

But... this is still my favorite Youtube MLB moment.
 
2013-06-03 09:35:34 AM  
Let me know when they put Doc Ellis' no-no on there.
 
2013-06-03 09:39:44 AM  
Wow. Well done, MLB.
 
2013-06-03 09:40:28 AM  
 Best youtube MLB moment is 2007's pizza throwing incident at Fenway park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wapNcP_7PPo
 
2013-06-03 09:45:35 AM  
I read that in Bob Uecker's voice and completed the headline.

In case you didn't realize it, and judging by the number of views you didn't....
 
2013-06-03 09:49:23 AM  
The value from 99% of watching sports is watching it live.
 
2013-06-03 09:54:54 AM  
It's about time MLB finally did something right by their archival stuff.  Just went and watched the 9th inning of the '09 NLCS.  Best game I've ever attended.  It was cool seeing how it played out on TV.

/better watching these than the frustration the current team provides.
 
2013-06-03 09:55:39 AM  
There was a Reds game in Atlanta I went to.. FREE FRISBEE NIGHT. A close call at second coated the field with Frisbees. They had to stop play for half an hour to clear them. Another bad call, anyone who still had their Frisbee launched them.

I don't think they ever had that promotion again.
 
2013-06-03 09:55:46 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: It's about time MLB finally did something right by their archival stuff.  Just went and watched the 9th inning of the '09 NLCS game 4.  Best game I've ever attended.  It was cool seeing how it played out on TV.

/better watching these than the frustration the current team provides.


FTFM
 
2013-06-03 09:57:41 AM  
Just watched the pine-tar home run. Still hilarious. (skip to 2:16:08 for the dictionary definition of "hopping mad")
 
2013-06-03 10:03:49 AM  
I didn't realize it, and thanks FARK!  I knew there was a reason I spent 0% of my monthly budget on this site!  Off to find my favorite highlights.
 
2013-06-03 10:09:36 AM  

Earguy: There was a Reds game in Atlanta I went to.. FREE FRISBEE NIGHT. A close call at second coated the field with Frisbees. They had to stop play for half an hour to clear them. Another bad call, anyone who still had their Frisbee launched them.

I don't think they ever had that promotion again.


I was at a "magnet schedule" opening day game.  Tuffy Rhodes hit three homeruns. Magnet schedules act a lot like frisbees.

/Cubs still lost
 
2013-06-03 10:23:35 AM  

soopey: Best youtube MLB moment is 2007's pizza throwing incident at Fenway park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wapNcP_7PPo


No, past that, past that game. In fact, never play it again.
 
2013-06-03 10:24:52 AM  

jimpoz: No, past that, past that game. In fact, never play it again.


Dammit, I meant this one:

 

ThatGuyGreg: Watched Wells' perfect game the other day, nice to see this stuff available.

But... this is still my favorite Youtube MLB moment.

 
2013-06-03 10:28:10 AM  

BunkoSquad: Just watched the pine-tar home run. Still hilarious. (skip to 2:16:08 for the dictionary definition of "hopping mad")


There's a great trivia question from that game. Don Mattingly played second base when the two teams met later in the season to play the last half inning. That remains the last time a left-handed player has occupied the position.
 
2013-06-03 10:34:43 AM  

Earguy: There was a Reds game in Atlanta I went to.. FREE FRISBEE NIGHT. A close call at second coated the field with Frisbees. They had to stop play for half an hour to clear them. Another bad call, anyone who still had their Frisbee launched them.

I don't think they ever had that promotion again.


If fans are going to throw something on to the field, might as well be frisbees. Last year, during the wild card game in Atlanta, it was those aluminum bottles of beer that got thrown on to the field in protest of the infield fly rule call.
 
2013-06-03 10:40:32 AM  

Slog: Earguy: There was a Reds game in Atlanta I went to.. FREE FRISBEE NIGHT. A close call at second coated the field with Frisbees. They had to stop play for half an hour to clear them. Another bad call, anyone who still had their Frisbee launched them.

I don't think they ever had that promotion again.

If fans are going to throw something on to the field, might as well be frisbees. Last year, during the wild card game in Atlanta, it was those aluminum bottles of beer that got thrown on to the field in protest of the infield fly rule call.


And you know that some of them were filled with pee.
 
2013-06-03 10:51:27 AM  
Damn, I wish that they included the commercials on some of these. The 52 world series game 7 is a serious piece of history. Jackie Robinson, Phil Rizzuto, Roy Campanella, Mickey Mantle. The hitters are seriously impatient though.
 
2013-06-03 10:56:36 AM  

van1ty: The value from 99% of watching sports is watching it live.


True but sometimes it is fun to watch the players you only know by name.  I am looking forward to watching the Cards/Tigers Worl Series game.  It'll be fun knowing the Tigers burst the Card's bubble in the end.
 
2013-06-03 10:58:42 AM  

Earguy: There was a Reds game in Atlanta I went to.. FREE FRISBEE NIGHT. A close call at second coated the field with Frisbees. They had to stop play for half an hour to clear them. Another bad call, anyone who still had their Frisbee launched them.

I don't think they ever had that promotion again.


That reminds me of the GA Tech football free seat cushion night, Thursday Night ESPN game of the week against Maryland.
 
2013-06-03 11:01:42 AM  
I was a free bat day at Tiger Stadium back in 1978."We Will Rock You" sounds great when performed by 20,000 people smashing their novelty mini bats on the back of the seats.
 
2013-06-03 11:07:07 AM  
How about Phillies-Cubs from Wrigley Field, May 17, 1979.

Final score: Phillies 23, Cubs 22

/I heard it on the radio.
 
2013-06-03 11:11:35 AM  

van1ty: The value from 99% of watching sports is watching it live.


And that is why there is a small fraction of 1% of MLB games on there.
 
2013-06-03 11:46:35 AM  
Exactly the same as the MLB at Bat "Classics" section.
 
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2013-06-03 11:51:35 AM  

Cybernetic: How about Phillies-Cubs from Wrigley Field, May 17, 1979.

Final score: Phillies 23, Cubs 22

/I heard it on the radio.


I was at Three Rivers (Pirates) and watching that score changing all night was better than our game!!!!
 
2013-06-03 11:57:57 AM  

van1ty: The value from 99% of watching sports is watching it live.


Hardly.
 
2013-06-03 12:01:30 PM  

van1ty: The value from 99% of watching sports is watching it live.


I watched the three Ward - Gatti fights on youtube yesterday, they were great.
 
2013-06-03 12:27:04 PM  
Know what would be awesome?  If the MLB had a website where I could watch my local team play.  They could do some combination of advertising and a reasonable fee (maybe $5-10 a month or so, but I'd consider paying more) and allow me to actually watch my local team play.  Even better if they had a Roku and XBox app.
 
2013-06-03 12:39:53 PM  

meanmutton: Know what would be awesome?  If the MLB had a website where I could watch my local team play.  They could do some combination of advertising and a reasonable fee (maybe $5-10 a month or so, but I'd consider paying more) and allow me to actually watch my local team play.  Even better if they had a Roku and XBox app.


*LOCAL* Team? Why the hell would you want to watch your local team? If you want to watch your local team, then you'd live 300 miles away.
 
2013-06-03 12:58:14 PM  

meanmutton: Know what would be awesome?  If the MLB had a website where I could watch my local team play.  They could do some combination of advertising and a reasonable fee (maybe $5-10 a month or so, but I'd consider paying more) and allow me to actually watch my local team play.  Even better if they had a Roku and XBox app.


Not going to happen. The local broadcasters wouldn't let them. It is possible that they could come to some sort of agreement with the broadcasters to split the revenue, but I doubt they would want to erod their viewer base.
 
2013-06-03 01:00:48 PM  

Joe_diGriz: meanmutton: Know what would be awesome?  If the MLB had a website where I could watch my local team play.  They could do some combination of advertising and a reasonable fee (maybe $5-10 a month or so, but I'd consider paying more) and allow me to actually watch my local team play.  Even better if they had a Roku and XBox app.

*LOCAL* Team? Why the hell would you want to watch your local team? If you want to watch your local team, then you'd live 300 miles away.


That said, it is kind of nice feeling all "old fashioned-ey" and listening to the game on the radio.
 
2013-06-03 02:26:00 PM  

meanmutton: Joe_diGriz: meanmutton: Know what would be awesome?  If the MLB had a website where I could watch my local team play.  They could do some combination of advertising and a reasonable fee (maybe $5-10 a month or so, but I'd consider paying more) and allow me to actually watch my local team play.  Even better if they had a Roku and XBox app.

*LOCAL* Team? Why the hell would you want to watch your local team? If you want to watch your local team, then you'd live 300 miles away.

That said, it is kind of nice feeling all "old fashioned-ey" and listening to the game on the radio.


Yes, but having ESPN gamecast on at the same time helps yo keep track of outs, players on base, etc.
 
2013-06-03 02:49:34 PM  

Earguy: meanmutton: Joe_diGriz: meanmutton: Know what would be awesome?  If the MLB had a website where I could watch my local team play.  They could do some combination of advertising and a reasonable fee (maybe $5-10 a month or so, but I'd consider paying more) and allow me to actually watch my local team play.  Even better if they had a Roku and XBox app.

*LOCAL* Team? Why the hell would you want to watch your local team? If you want to watch your local team, then you'd live 300 miles away.

That said, it is kind of nice feeling all "old fashioned-ey" and listening to the game on the radio.

Yes, but having ESPN gamecast on at the same time helps yo keep track of outs, players on base, etc.


Yeah, I do that.  What I really want, though, is an update scoresheet out there on the Internet as the game goes on.  The gamecast is quite nice but having the scoresheet too?  That would be awesome.
 
2013-06-03 03:34:46 PM  

mrmyxolodian: Let me know when they put Doc Ellis' no-no on there.


By all accounts, there's no video of that.  Or if there was, it was erased.  Something us baseball geeks have been wanting forever.
 
2013-06-03 03:39:12 PM  

Earguy: There was a Reds game in Atlanta I went to.. FREE FRISBEE NIGHT. A close call at second coated the field with Frisbees. They had to stop play for half an hour to clear them. Another bad call, anyone who still had their Frisbee launched them.

I don't think they ever had that promotion again.


Good times.  I remember as a kid going to a White Sox game.  Free seat cushion day.  Every bad call... hundreds of them thrown onto the field.

I never threw mine because I got it autographed by a little known Sox rookie named Ozzie Guillen.  Also, my dad woulda smacked the crap out of me.
 
2013-06-03 04:10:19 PM  
They better have the 1991 world series game 7 on there or I ri...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_MODis138&feature=player_embedded

I feel sedated.

/last world championship win for Minnesota sports
 
2013-06-03 04:18:08 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: They better have the 1991 world series game 7 on there or I ri...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_MODis138&feature=player_embedded

I feel sedated.

/last world championship win for Minnesota sports


Other than the two Twins WS wins, has any other Minnesota team actually won a championship?
 
2013-06-03 04:28:37 PM  

ricewater_stool: Jim from Saint Paul: They better have the 1991 world series game 7 on there or I ri...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_MODis138&feature=player_embedded

I feel sedated.

/last world championship win for Minnesota sports

Other than the two Twins WS wins, has any other Minnesota team actually won a championship?


The Minneapolis Lakers?

The Lynx?

/so "no" basically
 
2013-06-03 04:39:43 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: They better have the 1991 world series game 7 on there or I ri...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_MODis138&feature=player_embedded

I feel sedated.

/last world championship win for Minnesota sports


I was saying that for the game 7 of the 2001 WS. But they got it there. And Randy Johnson's perfecto at Atlanta (albeit the TBS broadcast with Skip Caray, which is OK).
 
2013-06-03 04:56:22 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: ricewater_stool: Jim from Saint Paul: They better have the 1991 world series game 7 on there or I ri...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_MODis138&feature=player_embedded

I feel sedated.

/last world championship win for Minnesota sports

Other than the two Twins WS wins, has any other Minnesota team actually won a championship?

The Minneapolis Lakers?

The Lynx?

/so "no" basically


The Vikes won a pre-merger NFL Chanpionship (the last one) before losing in the Superbowl. It could kinda count.
 
2013-06-03 06:00:38 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: ricewater_stool: Jim from Saint Paul: They better have the 1991 world series game 7 on there or I ri...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_MODis138&feature=player_embedded

I feel sedated.

/last world championship win for Minnesota sports

Other than the two Twins WS wins, has any other Minnesota team actually won a championship?

The Minneapolis Lakers?

The Lynx?

/so "no" basically


I thought the Minneapolis Lakers did win some championships?
 
2013-06-03 07:21:02 PM  

dywed88: Jim from Saint Paul: ricewater_stool: Jim from Saint Paul: They better have the 1991 world series game 7 on there or I ri...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_MODis138&feature=player_embedded

I feel sedated.

/last world championship win for Minnesota sports

Other than the two Twins WS wins, has any other Minnesota team actually won a championship?

The Minneapolis Lakers?

The Lynx?

/so "no" basically

The Vikes won a pre-merger NFL Chanpionship (the last one) before losing in the Superbowl. It could kinda count.


If Alabama fans are going to claim every national championship awarded by the cashier at the Piggly Wiggly, then why shouldn't they crow about their 1969 league title?
 
2013-06-03 08:02:42 PM  
Anyone waiting on a PR thread or a graf will have to continue waiting. I'm being too lazy to open the spreadsheet, type numbers, screen shot and upload. Sorry. That and PR threads don't get greened anyway.

/nor submitted, at least today. fixing that.
 
2013-06-03 09:44:03 PM  

van1ty: The value from 99% of watching sports is watching it live.


No, no, no, no. A thousand times, no. Is Jackie Robinson stealing home against the Yankees only of value to the 50, 000 people there at the time? Before this, that was one of the few clips available, and I've shown that clip to students dozens of times. You sir have no sense of history "If it happened before I was born, it's not worth knowing".
 
2013-06-03 10:11:33 PM  

Muta: van1ty: The value from 99% of watching sports is watching it live.

True but sometimes it is fun to watch the players you only know by name.  I am looking forward to watching the Cards/Tigers Worl Series game.  It'll be fun knowing the Tigers burst the Card's bubble in the end.


I want to rewatch that first game. I was 12 and came home from Sunday school or wherever about the 4th inning and my dad and grampa and friends were watching the game. It was funereal. Someone solemnly proclaimed "It's not good". Silence as Bob Gibson struck out Tiger after Tiger.
 
2013-06-04 09:54:15 AM  
I was in the Navy in 1986. Don't tell me how the world series ends. I want to watch it for myself.  (I know that future Hall of Famer Bill Buckner is going to have a great series!)
 
2013-06-04 10:14:55 AM  

Kevin72: No, no, no, no. A thousand times, no. Is Jackie Robinson stealing home against the Yankees only of value to the 50, 000 people there at the time? Before this, that was one of the few clips available, and I've shown that clip to students dozens of times. You sir have no sense of history "If it happened before I was born, it's not worth knowing".


Yup.  That's a great example, because if you're going to study Robinson, you have to contrast his off-the-field demeanor (professional, reserved, calm) with the fury he played with.  His ability to control that passion was as much a factor as his athletic ability in him being chosen to break the color barrier.

Ditto for Lou Gehrig's speech, Jesse Owens sprinting past Hitler's glare, Joe Dimaggio's (on-camera) charisma, Mohammed Ali, Roberto Clemente, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's protest, the 1980 US Hockey gold medal, Michael Jordan's "flu game" (*), Derek Redmond's last lap in Barcelona,  the McGwire/Sosa HR chase (before and after steroid use became clear to everyone), baseball's return to NYC after 9/11, etc.  They all have stories much bigger than the outcome of a sporting event, and are as much a lesson in American history and culture as an election result.

(*): Terribly underrated.  My favorite example of "What does it take for a human to be truly great at something?" compressed into one easy lesson.
 
2013-06-04 10:39:28 AM  

UNC_Samurai: dywed88: Jim from Saint Paul: ricewater_stool: Jim from Saint Paul: They better have the 1991 world series game 7 on there or I ri...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_MODis138&feature=player_embedded

I feel sedated.

/last world championship win for Minnesota sports

Other than the two Twins WS wins, has any other Minnesota team actually won a championship?

The Minneapolis Lakers?

The Lynx?

/so "no" basically

The Vikes won a pre-merger NFL Chanpionship (the last one) before losing in the Superbowl. It could kinda count.

If Alabama fans are going to claim every national championship awarded by the cashier at the Piggly Wiggly, then why shouldn't they crow about their 1969 league title?


Yeah, I can't count that stuff because I don;t let Packer fans talk pre super bowl stuff either.

And...

downstairs: I thought the Minneapolis Lakers did win some championships?


Yeah, before the NBA was like it has been for the last 30 years or so. So it really doesn;t count.

And, on principle, ladies basketball doesn;t count either as a "major" championship.
 
2013-06-04 06:35:28 PM  
1984 World Series, Game 5 is on the channel? SQUEE!!!!!
 
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