Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Historically Speaking: Tim McClelland, Not That it Matters, Is a Big Dummy

We're checking in with some afternoon action for you. In case you're feeling bitter about the success of the Yankees, have a look at this post. Maybe it'll cheer you up, maybe it won't.

* Since we've been gettin' all Legacy'd up and celebrating the throwbacks, it's only appropriate that we mention that today, in 1966, Congress approved the AFL-NFL merger.

* Ten years later the Philadelphia 76ers obtained the rights for Julius Erving from the New Jersey Nets.

* Speaking of the city of Steak 'N Cheese, today in 1980 the Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series. I forget who they beat, though.

* The year was 1997 when Boston Bruins defenseman Ray Borque became the fifth D-man to play in his 1300th regular-season game.

* New York Yankees trivia: The bombers set a Major League Baseball record today in 1998 when they tallied their regular-and-post-season-combined 125th win of the campaign. They finished the regular season with an American League record 114 wins, and closed it by sweeping the Fryars of Whale's Vagina in the Series. Two years later it took the Yankees 12 innings to beat the Mets, registering the longest game in World Series history: four hours, 51 minutes.

And your Sports Illustrated quote of the day came from the mouth of...

...former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Grady Little, who, in 2006, had some choice words for pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. Honeycutt chatted with Derek Lowe on the mound, and Lowe's first post-pow-wow pitch resulted in a three-run shot. Little to Honeycutt: "Whatever you just told Lowe, don't ever tell him that again."