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Fenway
10-25-2007, 10:17 AM
The best moment of last night at Fenway was something FOX decided to blow off.

http://cache.boston.com/resize/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2007/10/25/1193290843_1811/410w.jpg

Carl Yastrzemski threw out the first pitch and Fenway rocked.

He seldom comes back to Fenway now as he is still uncomfortable with fame and crowds. Friends say he hasn't been the same since his son died 3 years ago (Mike Yastrzemski was a former White Sox farm hand who played in the Crosstown Classic at Wrigley in 1986)

The last 6 weeks of the 1967 he was superhuman and carried the Red Sox to the pennant. Welcome back Captain Carl. :smile:

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/25/yazs_first_pitch_was_impossible_to_top/ (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/25/yazs_first_pitch_was_impossible_to_top/)

Yaz has never been comfortable with his fame. He appreciates his place in New England sports history, but Baby Boomer fans who bombard him with questions and recollections of 1967 often come to realize that they know more about his career than he does. Yaz played 23 years with the Red Sox, and when he was done, he was done. He is not one to sit around talking about the glory days. I once asked him to recall highlights from his 18 All-Star selections, and while he did his best to remember the moments, he said, "1975. County Stadium. I hit a home run in that one. Not sure who I hit it off. Might have been Seaver."

Might have been Seaver?

It was, in fact, a home run off Hall of Famer Tom Seaver. But who among us could hit a homer in an All-Star Game against one of the greatest pitchers of all time and not be quite sure of the identity of the pitcher? You can be pretty sure that Ted Williams could remember the count on all 521 of his home runs.

itsnotrequired
10-25-2007, 10:17 AM
Somewhere, Hawk wets his pants...

Rockin Robin
10-25-2007, 10:19 AM
I was really hoping this would be about Jurassic Carl :(:

Fenway
10-25-2007, 10:21 AM
Somewhere, Hawk wets his pants...

Hawk was invited but didn't show :(:

It was great to hear the fans singing this song.

The Carl Yastrzemski Song (http://staffannouncer.com/blog/audio/yazsong.mp3)

Even fans who were not born in 1967 know the lyrics by heart ( well the hardcore fans do )

goon
10-25-2007, 11:47 AM
I thought this was about Carl Weathers.

Foulke You
10-25-2007, 11:49 AM
For a quick second, I thought of Carl Everett when I saw the title of this thread.:tongue:

Rockin Robin
10-25-2007, 12:27 PM
I thought this was about Carl Weathers.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s still plenty of meat on that bone. Now you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato. Baby, you’ve got a stew going."

Lip Man 1
10-25-2007, 01:24 PM
Fox did the same thing in 2005 when the surviving players from the White Sox 1959 title team threw out the first ball. The doofuses never showed it.

Lip

Oblong
10-25-2007, 01:51 PM
Fox doesn't show any first pitches. They didn't last year. Detroit had Kaline/Horton in game 1 and Trammell in game 2. In St. Louis they had Musial.

jackbrohamer
10-25-2007, 04:02 PM
Fox did the same thing in 2005 when the surviving players from the White Sox 1959 title team threw out the first ball. The doofuses never showed it.
Lip

They're too busy showing that utterly worthless and completely un-watchable pregame show.

jabrch
10-25-2007, 06:05 PM
Imagine that - the entire rest of the world doesn't give a damn about guys who played 30-40 years ago?

Leave it to Boston or NY fans to gripe about not getting enough media coverage for their storied history. Sorry - 90% of the non-Red Sox fans in baseball just don't give a crap.

If the media gooed themselves like they did when Williams threw out the first pitch of the all star game a few years ago, I'd have rather just changed the channel and watched the Oxygen network.

Noneck
10-25-2007, 07:04 PM
Well, We never saw Little Looey throw out the 1st pitch either. Live with it.

MarySwiss
10-25-2007, 08:09 PM
Hawk was invited but didn't show :(:




Good for him!

itsnotrequired
10-25-2007, 09:20 PM
Good for him!

Why do you say that?

Sockinchisox
10-25-2007, 09:40 PM
I was really hoping this would be about Jurassic Carl :(:

Is it bad that, thats who I thought of first to?

MarySwiss
10-25-2007, 10:02 PM
Why do you say that?
I'm assuming this is a rhetorical question, with teal understood.

Brian26
10-25-2007, 10:48 PM
I was really hoping this would be about Jurassic Carl :(:

Me too.

Hawk was invited but didn't show :(:


The White Sox are his jam.

For a quick second, I thought of Carl Everett when I saw the title of this thread.:tongue:

Me too.

Why do you say that?

The White Sox are his jam.

Grzegorz
10-26-2007, 05:43 AM
Now the Yaz era Red Sox are the Red Sox I loved...

I always looked up to Yaz...

Sorry to hear about his son.

Foulke You
10-26-2007, 03:51 PM
Fox did the same thing in 2005 when the surviving players from the White Sox 1959 title team threw out the first ball. The doofuses never showed it.

Lip
In the end, the old timers like the '59 Sox, Kaline, or Yaz don't get shown because of $$$. Why would they show a feel good moment when they can cram more commercials in and make even more money? The 7PM "pre-game" show is nothing more than 22 min of commercials with 8 min of fluff analysis thrown in.

johnr1note
10-28-2007, 10:43 PM
For a quick second, I thought of Carl Everett when I saw the title of this thread.:tongue:

Like so many others, I also thought of Crazy Carl.. He did play for the Carmines back in 2000-01, did he not? It made perfect sense.

HomeFish
10-28-2007, 11:35 PM
Like so many others, I also thought of Crazy Carl.. He did play for the Carmines back in 2000-01, did he not? It made perfect sense.

He broke up a no-hitter in the 9th inning against the Yankees. A Yankee fan I know still hates him for doing that.