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Old 04-17-2013, 09:30 PM
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Default This Week in Baseball 1977 Season DVD

I recently saw this on Amazon and decided to order it.

I loved this show when I was growing up. Hopefully they decide to release more seasons. I am halfway through this dvd set, and seeing the old video clips is amazing. They have covered both the '77 Sox and Cubs through the July episodes. Both teams were leading their divisions at the time.

There are a lot peculiar things I have noticed too. The Red Sox and Yankees played a June series at Yankee Stadium, and the place was basically empty, which is confirmation that attendance problems existed in the late 70s.

Here's a weird thing I have noticed about the Wrigley Field clips. They have a guy sitting behind the catcher. I don't recall ever seeing this before, and I have no idea what his purpose was. It does not look like they have a temporary screen in front of him, so not only does it look dangerous, but I imagine he would possibly be in the way of any passed balls or wild pitches.
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