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PKalltheway
03-06-2010, 12:24 AM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1966/0228_large.jpg


Even though this article I found on the SI site is ancient, it is still a very fun one to read, and I just thought that I would share it with you guys.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1078237/1/index.htm

DSpivack
03-06-2010, 12:43 AM
The Lip and the Brat? Couldn't that be Piniella and Ozzie? :tongue:

Not sure who would be which, though.

LITTLE NELL
03-06-2010, 07:26 AM
I remember that issue, I believe they both made the cover in 1967 also when they were both in first place for the first time in decades.

DumpJerry
03-06-2010, 09:07 AM
A "magnificent" $200,000 home in Los Angeles? That dates the article right there!

Certainly sounds like Ozzie and Lou in the article.

Tragg
03-06-2010, 09:43 AM
I like how hey had superior pitching, bad hitting, bad defense, and their best players had down years, but......they won 95 games.
I'll take it!

SI1020
03-06-2010, 11:03 AM
I remember that issue, I believe they both made the cover in 1967 also when they were both in first place for the first time in decades. You're right. I read both of them. I can't remember if I bought the issues. I used to have a bad habit (for vendors) of reading magazines at newstands. This was the beginning of the end of White Sox dominance in the local media. The Cubs went into a mini resurgence with 6 straight winning seasons (1967-72) while the Sox were bottoming out after 17 straight winning seasons. Leaving WGN didn't help either.

SI1020
03-06-2010, 11:21 AM
I like how hey had superior pitching, bad hitting, bad defense, and their best players had down years, but......they won 95 games.
I'll take it! They started out 23-8 and looked like they would fill the vacuum the Yankees were leaving. Unfortunately it didn't work out. Injuries and weak hitting did them in. Lopez was the best manager in the game between 63-65 IMO.

TommyJohn
03-06-2010, 11:32 AM
I love this quote:


The Chicago (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/article/Chicago_Cubs/1900-01-01/2100-12-31/mdd/index.htm) press, gleeful at already having Durocher, began to chide the Sox about finding somebody lively. But who?


I offer no comments, it speaks for itself.

SoxGirl4Life
03-06-2010, 11:39 AM
I'm sorry, but I had to giggle that the Cubs were described as "moribund" even back in 1966, and they were chided for not having won the national league for almost 20 years. The more things change, the more they stay the same

SephClone89
03-06-2010, 12:03 PM
Cubbie fans, as they call themselves, are divided into two groups. The first consists of solid followers, who have been openly disgusted at some of the recent trades made by the team which have resulted in the traded Cubs (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/article/Chicago_Cubs/1900-01-01/2100-12-31/mdd/index.htm) performing better in different uniforms. ( Lou Brock (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/article/Lou_Brock/1900-01-01/2100-12-31/mdd/index.htm) for the Cardinals (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/article/St_Louis_Cardinals/1900-01-01/2100-12-31/mdd/index.htm) and Smoky Burgess (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/article/Smoky_Burgess/1900-01-01/2100-12-31/mdd/index.htm) of the White Sox (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/article/Chicago_White_Sox/1900-01-01/2100-12-31/mdd/index.htm) for example.) They relish the idea of Durocher (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/article/Leo_Durocher/1900-01-01/2100-12-31/mdd/index.htm) taking over. The second group is made up, more or less, of quasi-intellectuals, who talk a lot about the team but see it play only occasionally. They look upon Durocher (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/article/Leo_Durocher/1900-01-01/2100-12-31/mdd/index.htm) as the Black Knight come to sully the image of the delicate Cubbies.

Awesome. :redneck

Tragg
03-06-2010, 04:11 PM
I'm sorry, but I had to giggle that the Cubs were described as "moribund" even back in 1966, and they were chided for not having won the national league for almost 20 years. The more things change, the more they stay the same
If you read carefully, they were chided for not having finished in the first division for almost 20 years.

SoxGirl4Life
03-06-2010, 05:20 PM
If you read carefully, they were chided for not having finished in the first division for almost 20 years.

I did read carefully. I was paraphrasing :tongue: