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WilliamTheIrish
07-24-2008, 07:44 AM
Today is the silver annivesary of the famous "Pine Tar Game". One of the funnest days of my life. Until Billy Martin tried to ruin it for me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Tar_Incident

Goerge Brett, three years after hitting the mammoth shot into the upper deck in the 1980 ALCS off Gossage, connects again at Yankee Stadium with the Royals training the Yankees 4-3. UL Washington was on first and the blast gave the Royals a 5-4 lead.

Until Billy Martin (c*cksucker) played his card. Brett coming out of the dugout like man posessed. ( Steve Braun said : We haven't seen a face like that since Charlie Manson"). Gaylord Perry sneaking out to home plate to sneak the bat away.

The Yankee dugout must have been sitting there just laughing their collective asses off. F them.

Goosage claimed "If he hadn't hit that f*cking ball it would have drilled him in the neck". (greatest line in the whole incident).

Anyway, if you're going out to the game tonight, there should be quite a video display I would think.

Thannk goodness AL comissioner Lee Macphail wasn't a moron. The Yankees were such total pussies about the incident that during the August 18th replay replay of the last 1.1 innings they put Ron Guidry in CF and put Donny Ballgame at 2B. Total pussies, the whole lot of them.

Tip one today for George and the boys.

Deberg_1990
07-24-2008, 07:50 AM
OK, slightly off subject but anyone know when this pic of Brett was taken? SI says it was after Brett's 1000th hit in 1979, but the K didnt have that Royals jumbotron in leftcenter back in those days. WTF??


http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1142321/3/7/index.htm

Redrum_69
07-24-2008, 07:52 AM
Your mom is like pine tar.....after you dip your bat into her she'll keep it from slipping out of her hands during hard strokage, she'll help improve your grip up to 18 inches, and if you are caught using her too much your desperation will be laughed at by others

Redrum_69
07-24-2008, 07:53 AM
OK, slightly off subject but anyone know when this pic of Brett was taken? SI says it was after Brett's 1000th hit in 1979, but the K didnt have that Royals jumbotron in leftcenter back in those days. WTF??


http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1142321/3/7/index.htm


that was 1992

Demonpenz
07-24-2008, 07:56 AM
That is after his last home game. What kind of asshole hit would kiss home plate after 1,000 hits something a thousand people have done.

Sure-Oz
07-24-2008, 08:01 AM
ESPN showed the pine tar incident at the end of their SC telecast this morning

Dartgod
07-24-2008, 08:01 AM
I still remember, sitting in my rented house in Ruskin, watching the whole thing unfold on my 13" B&W television.

jidar
07-24-2008, 08:13 AM
**** Billy Martin and **** Tim Mcclelland

Redrum_69
07-24-2008, 08:15 AM
johnny bench...
didnt have to use pine tar
to create a legacy
but he doesnt have a highway named after him...

DJay23
07-24-2008, 08:16 AM
OK, slightly off subject but anyone know when this pic of Brett was taken? SI says it was after Brett's 1000th hit in 1979, but the K didnt have that Royals jumbotron in leftcenter back in those days. WTF??


http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1142321/3/7/index.htm

My guess is it was from his last game at the K.

WilliamTheIrish
07-24-2008, 08:28 AM
DJay is correct.

That pic makes me remember that after Brett got his 3k'th hit, he wandered off the bag at first and got picked off. LMAO

Deberg_1990
07-24-2008, 08:47 AM
I still remember, sitting in my rented house in Ruskin, watching the whole thing unfold on my 13" B&W television.

Was that a Black and White High Def? ROFL

AJKCFAN
07-24-2008, 08:53 AM
Brett kissed home plate for the only time in his career at the end of his last home game on Wednesday night September 29, 1993 after the Royals beat the Indians in 10 innings (NOTE: see the Royals crown scoreboard... Thanks #5 George Brett).

BEST KC sports athlete EVER

DJay23
07-24-2008, 09:14 AM
Brett kissed home plate for the only time in his career at the end of his last home game on Wednesday night September 29, 1993 after the Royals beat the Indians in 10 innings (NOTE: see the Royals crown scoreboard... Thanks #5 George Brett).

BEST KC sports athlete EVER

He's first on the Mt. Rushmore of KC sports history.

Dartgod
07-24-2008, 09:21 AM
Was that a Black and White High Def? ROFL
I was sitting pretty close to it, so yeah, I suppose so.

HemiEd
07-24-2008, 09:59 AM
OK, slightly off subject but anyone know when this pic of Brett was taken? SI says it was after Brett's 1000th hit in 1979, but the K didnt have that Royals jumbotron in leftcenter back in those days. WTF??


http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1142321/3/7/index.htm

Last home game, I have that picture on my wall here at the office.

Demonpenz
07-24-2008, 10:26 AM
I think it is funny when the game was rescheduled martin threw to every base because he claims non of the umpires saw him touch the base..? something to that effect

Nzoner
07-24-2008, 10:28 AM
I still remember, sitting in my rented house in Ruskin, watching the whole thing unfold on my 13" B&W television.

I was on the couch in my mom's trailer(yep I lived in a trailer :D ) having a sammich watching it live.


Our tv was color ;)

HemiEd
07-24-2008, 11:58 AM
I was on the couch in my mom's trailer(yep I lived in a trailer :D ) having a sammich watching it live.


Our tv was color ;)

Damn Joe, you should buy your Mom a real house with all that Casino cash! LMAO

Nzoner
07-24-2008, 12:26 PM
Damn Joe, you should buy your Mom a real house with all that Casino cash! LMAO

Finally hit the all elusive royal flush,man if only it'd been for real

Demonpenz
07-24-2008, 12:43 PM
You could have bought that elusive 23rd tv you have wanted

WilliamTheIrish
07-24-2008, 01:02 PM
I started looking through some old magazines and remembering some of the great days at the plate George had. One that I remember so vividly was his three home run game against the Yankees and Catfish Hunter in the ALCS in 1978.

He put the team on his back that game, but Doug F'ing Bird blew it for us in the 8th.

That one hurt.

Nzoner
07-24-2008, 01:45 PM
I started looking through some old magazines and remembering some of the great days at the plate George had. One that I remember so vividly was his three home run game against the Yankees and Catfish Hunter in the ALCS in 1978.

He put the team on his back that game, but Doug F'ing Bird blew it for us in the 8th.

That one hurt.

In '85 I was at all 4 games against The Angels(last week of the season) as they were battling back and forth for the division lead and remember Brett having an inside the park homerun.Man those days were great because as a fan whenever he stepped into the box you had faith something good was going to happen.

Raiderhader
07-24-2008, 01:52 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/img/2008/07/24/amd_fight.jpg

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2008/07/23/2008-07-23_george_brett_and_umpire_recall_yankee_st.html

AJKCFAN
07-24-2008, 01:53 PM
He's first on the Mt. Rushmore of KC sports history.

Good idea. Besides Brett, who would the other 3 faces be on the KC sports athlete Mt. Rushmore?

Dartgod
07-24-2008, 01:55 PM
Good idea. Besides Brett, who would the other 3 faces be on the KC sports athlete Mt. Rushmore?
Len Dawson, Tom Watson and....?

Skip Towne
07-24-2008, 01:55 PM
Good idea. Besides Brett, who would the other 3 faces be on the KC sports athlete Mt. Rushmore?

Tom Watson

Raiderhader
07-24-2008, 01:55 PM
Good idea. Besides Brett, who would the other 3 faces be on the KC sports athlete Mt. Rushmore?



DT, Lenny and Marty.

Nzoner
07-24-2008, 01:56 PM
Len Dawson, Tom Watson and....?

Lamar Hunt

Dartgod
07-24-2008, 01:57 PM
DT, Lenny and Marty.
Wow, it's a Jamie sighting!

I think you have to include Tom Watson. Marty never won a championship, so you have to drop him.

Nzoner
07-24-2008, 01:57 PM
Sorry I didn't catch the Athlete part

Dartgod
07-24-2008, 01:58 PM
Besides, if you were going to include a coach, Hank Stram or Dick Howser would be there before Marty.

Raiderhader
07-24-2008, 01:59 PM
Wow, it's a Jamie sighting!

I think you have to include Tom Watson. Marty never won a championship, so you have to drop him.


I only threw him in there to see if I could cause some sort of uproar. Watson would fine.

I like the idea of Hunt, but you cannot have him and not include Kuaffman. So we better just keep it to actual athletes.

Nzoner
07-24-2008, 02:01 PM
I only threw him in there to see if I could cause some sort of uproar. Watson would fine.

I like the idea of Hunt, but you cannot have him and not include Kuaffman. So we better just keep it to actual athletes.

My vote goes to the late great #58 then

DJJasonp
07-24-2008, 02:36 PM
the no-brainers are Brett, Watson, DT, Dawson.

But...if you're going to adjust the criteria to include home-grown KC greats....you gotta consider David Cone.....and didnt Joe Carter grow up in KC???

Just a thought.

Guru
07-24-2008, 02:39 PM
I was at that game. It was his last at the K.

Boyceofsummer
07-24-2008, 03:30 PM
they wouldn't need to enlarge his head for the mountain.

Sure-Oz
07-24-2008, 03:32 PM
They just had him and the the ump on the hot list talking about it for a few min

beavis
07-24-2008, 03:45 PM
I know not a lot of people will agree with me, but there isn't a professional sports team I hate more than the NY f*cking Yankemes.

Deberg_1990
07-24-2008, 03:49 PM
I know not a lot of people will agree with me, but there isn't a professional sports team I hate more than the NY f*cking Yankemes.

Agreed. They would have to be right up there for me.

I cant stand their arrogant attitude of "We are entitled to a championship every year"

Dartgod
07-24-2008, 04:10 PM
I was on the couch in my mom's trailer(yep I lived in a trailer :D ) having a sammich watching it live.


Our tv was color ;)
I would argue that a trailer is a step up from living in Ruskin Heights. So you should have had a color TV.

chief52
07-24-2008, 05:55 PM
Pretty interesting look back at the game from ESPN.com

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=kurkjian_tim&id=3502239

big nasty kcnut
07-24-2008, 06:26 PM
For a kc mt rushmore it would be buck oneil lenny the cool brett dt and tony g.

Also about the pine tar suck it yankmee.

WilliamTheIrish
07-24-2009, 11:00 AM
26 years ago today. I still laugh that in the end we stuck it to Billy Martin.

Demonpenz
07-24-2009, 11:02 AM
the game was the last time a left hander played second base

mikey23545
07-24-2009, 12:06 PM
I started looking through some old magazines and remembering some of the great days at the plate George had. One that I remember so vividly was his three home run game against the Yankees and Catfish Hunter in the ALCS in 1978.

He put the team on his back that game, but Doug F'ing Bird blew it for us in the 8th.

That one hurt.

That frigging game haunts me to this day.

I don't think I've ever been as pissed about a baseball game in my life since then.

L.A. Chieffan
07-24-2009, 12:10 PM
so brett was a cheater?

Baby Lee
07-24-2009, 12:11 PM
the no-brainers are Brett, Watson, DT, Dawson.

But...if you're going to adjust the criteria to include home-grown KC greats....you gotta consider David Cone.....and didnt Joe Carter grow up in KC???

Just a thought.

Big Derrty sez thanksomucho for Mr. Pujols.

Skip Towne
07-24-2009, 02:23 PM
Frank White is home grown.

Halfcan
07-24-2009, 02:26 PM
that bat is worth some bucks-its in the HOF I believe?

WilliamTheIrish
07-24-2009, 02:37 PM
The bat might be in the Royals HoF right now.

Halfcan
07-24-2009, 02:41 PM
The bat might be in the Royals HoF right now.

You may be right-I was thinking it went to Cooperstown when Brett was inducted?

damm-now it is going to bug me-lol :doh!:

Archie F. Swin
07-24-2009, 02:49 PM
OK, slightly off subject but anyone know when this pic of Brett was taken? SI says it was after Brett's 1000th hit in 1979, but the K didnt have that Royals jumbotron in leftcenter back in those days. WTF??


http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1142321/3/7/index.htm

That was the last time something memorable happened at Kauffman

CoMoChief
07-24-2009, 02:50 PM
I wasn't alive back then, but from what I've seen, Billy Martin is a fucking tool.

StcChief
07-24-2009, 02:53 PM
park the bat next to the Denkinger statue.

Archie F. Swin
07-24-2009, 02:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7unPIILIW8
Dont know who this fella is, but its good stuff

Halfcan
07-24-2009, 02:55 PM
That was the last time something memorable happened at Kauffman

That would be his retirement game I believe. I was at that game.

Halfcan
07-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Billy Martin died drunk-hitting a tree-fitting end to a D bag!

CoMoChief
07-24-2009, 02:59 PM
park the bat next to the Denkinger statue.

Denkinger's call didn't have anything to do with the outcome of the '85 WS

StcChief
07-24-2009, 03:01 PM
Denkinger's call didn't have anything to do with the outcome of the '85 WSbut the Royals need another statue. who's more suited to their success

CoMoChief
07-24-2009, 03:13 PM
but the Royals need another statue. who's more suited to their success

Bo Jackson

Stewie
07-24-2009, 03:17 PM
That was the 2nd most infuriating end to a game I ever watched. The 1st being Chris Chambliss' walk-off home run to win the playoffs for the Yankmes in '76.

JohnnyV13
07-24-2009, 03:17 PM
Good idea. Besides Brett, who would the other 3 faces be on the KC sports athlete Mt. Rushmore?

I know this is an old thread. Pretty much everyone else agreed 2 other faces would be len dawson and tom watson, but I'm surprised no one suggested Satchel Paige as the 4th.

WilliamTheIrish
07-24-2009, 05:01 PM
park the bat next to the Denkinger statue.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!

Guru
07-24-2009, 05:57 PM
OK, slightly off subject but anyone know when this pic of Brett was taken? SI says it was after Brett's 1000th hit in 1979, but the K didnt have that Royals jumbotron in leftcenter back in those days. WTF??


http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1142321/3/7/index.htmGeorge Brett appreciation night the year he retired. I was there. Still have the stub.

JASONSAUTO
07-24-2009, 06:06 PM
George Brett appreciation night the year he retired. I was there. Still have the stub.

is there an echo in here? i just got de ja vu like i read this somewhere before:D

Guru
07-24-2009, 06:15 PM
is there an echo in here? i just got de ja vu like i read this somewhere before:DI didn't read the whole thread. Got to that post and responded to it.

Coach
07-25-2009, 12:00 PM
Here's the "alleged" pine tar incident.

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Goldmember
07-25-2009, 12:56 PM
A lot of people couldn't understand how a player could get so angry about something like that. IMO, it was years of frustration of losing the ALCS the hated Yankees that came to a head. I almost jumped into the TV I was so mad...I was right there with George in my anger...GD MOTHERFN YANKEES DID IT AGAIN!

Baby Lee
07-25-2009, 02:00 PM
A lot of people couldn't understand how a player could get so angry about something like that. IMO, it was years of frustration of losing the ALCS the hated Yankees that came to a head. I almost jumped into the TV I was so mad...I was right there with George in my anger...GD MOTHERFN YANKEES DID IT AGAIN!

It really is a shit move to protest after the HR. Could you imagine if Randy Moss or Santonio Holmes schooled your secondary for a game winning TD, and only after he hauled it in, protesting that his socks weren't properly tucked in. It's not so much that they protested it at all, but they were laying in wait to protest when it made a difference.

Ebolapox
07-25-2009, 02:02 PM
Here's the "alleged" pine tar incident.

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ROFL

BigMeatballDave
07-25-2009, 02:07 PM
OK, slightly off subject but anyone know when this pic of Brett was taken? SI says it was after Brett's 1000th hit in 1979, but the K didnt have that Royals jumbotron in leftcenter back in those days. WTF??


http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1142321/3/7/index.htmYeah, big blunder on SIs part. No way that pic is from '79. Dumbasses...