I Can’t Believe It’s Been Thirty Years…

…since the “Pine Tar” game.

The best comment is from the man at the center of this, George Brett

Prior to the Pine Tar Game, July 24, 1983, and after the World Series in 1980, every city I went to I was the hemorrhoid guy. I heard every hemorrhoid joke in the world. My best response is, ‘My troubles are all behind me.’ But from October of 1980 to July 24, 1983, that’s what I heard. And from July 24 to 2013, now I’m the pine-tar guy, so it’s really the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Thank you, Billy Martin, thank you, Graig Nettles. I went from having an embarrassing thing that people remembered you for to something positive.

2 Responses to “I Can’t Believe It’s Been Thirty Years…”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Damn. It has been that long.

    Awesome clip, Bing.

  2. Mark says:

    I always loved how George Brett played the game. An interviewer asked him (long before he retired) how he wanted his last at-bat to play out. He said ‘running out a grounder to second’.

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