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(ESPN)   Braves' Charlie Morton went full Jack Youngblood. Go ask a Boomer about Jack Youngblood   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-10-27 12:11:20 PM  
4 votes:
If the respected veteran does something amazing on a busted peg in Game 1 of the World Series, that team goes on to win.

See: Gibson, Kirk, 1988.
 
2021-10-27 10:03:01 AM  
3 votes:
A modern equivalent people might remember is Byron Leftwich at Marshall.

A few more expertly folk may remember Saladin McCullough at Oregon (whose injury really kinda ended what may have been a Rose Bowl run).
 
2021-10-27 11:08:10 AM  
3 votes:
I went to high school with Charlie, he really was a great guy. Super humble and quiet. The day he was drafted they broke in during the middle of class to make the announcement over the PA.

It really sucks that he got caught up in the Astros' whole thing. Him apologizing for getting hurt is the kind of guy he is.

/haven't spoken with him since he went off to play baseball, but was glad he was a friend back then, one of my few
 
2021-10-27 11:56:22 AM  
3 votes:
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/RIP Jack Youngblood
 
2021-10-27 1:32:44 PM  
3 votes:

Botkin of the Yard: Come on subby.  Gen Xers were watching football when the Jack Youngblood games happened.  Granted we were mostly in grade school but it was memorable.


Subby here.

Happy I got the greenlight, but the submission was "Go ask a Boomer or X'er about Jack Youngblood."  As a X'er myself, I remember that Jack and Jim Youngblood would have their first and last names on their jerseys.

Don't know why the X'er part got removed.
 
2021-10-27 8:54:04 AM  
2 votes:
This guy was The Man, I'm a Braves fan

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2021-10-27 9:49:19 AM  
2 votes:
That's pretty hardcore
 
2021-10-27 11:04:59 AM  
2 votes:

I Ate Shergar: His eyes turned white and his clothes developed pouches everywhere? No, wait, I'm thinking of something else.


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2021-10-27 4:12:04 PM  
2 votes:
Boomer? I'm an X-er and the first football game I ever attended was one where Youngblood played with a broken leg. Despite being really young, I knew enough to know that Jack was a badass. Only years later when I myself broke my fibula did I truly know what that meant. Oh, and fark the Rays' front office for not exercising Morton's option this season. That guy is a badass too.
 
2021-10-27 11:35:22 AM  
1 vote:

puffy999: A modern equivalent people might remember is Byron Leftwich at Marshall.

A few more expertly folk may remember Saladin McCullough at Oregon (whose injury really kinda ended what may have been a Rose Bowl run).


Gregory Campbell, 2013

//Hockey reference in MY Fark MLB thread? It's more likely than you think.
 
2021-10-27 11:59:13 AM  
1 vote:
something something warrior code

seriously that's hardcore
 
2021-10-27 12:29:38 PM  
1 vote:

devilskware: Klivian: I went to high school with Charlie, he really was a great guy. Super humble and quiet. The day he was drafted they broke in during the middle of class to make the announcement over the PA.

It really sucks that he got caught up in the Astros' whole thing. Him apologizing for getting hurt is the kind of guy he is.

/haven't spoken with him since he went off to play baseball, but was glad he was a friend back then, one of my few

He, like Gerritt Cole, got a lot better when he joined the Astros. And he's made 45million since then. I'm sure he doesn't think it sucks.


They both left the Pirates so...
 
2021-10-27 4:09:44 PM  
1 vote:
and walked/limped off the field under his own power. have a speedy recovery good sir.
 
2021-10-27 4:10:18 PM  
1 vote:

Klivian: I went to high school with Charlie, he really was a great guy. Super humble and quiet. The day he was drafted they broke in during the middle of class to make the announcement over the PA.

It really sucks that he got caught up in the Astros' whole thing. Him apologizing for getting hurt is the kind of guy he is.

/haven't spoken with him since he went off to play baseball, but was glad he was a friend back then, one of my few


that is a genuinely cool story.
 
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