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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: ESPN 30 for 30: Home run chase of 1998
« Reply #25: June 25, 2020, 12:38:27 PM »
I don't think he's doing that anymore.
Sports trainer?  He was always so easy to not like.

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Re: ESPN 30 for 30: Home run chase of 1998
« Reply #26: June 25, 2020, 02:37:36 PM »
I don't think he's doing that anymore.
nutrition / strength coach.

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Offline Count Walewski

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Re: ESPN 30 for 30: Home run chase of 1998
« Reply #27: June 28, 2020, 06:42:48 PM »
I do recall that I-70 in St. Louis is no longer named for McGuire. I remember them changing that after he hit 70. When that happened, the news anchors on ABC-7 in Chicago joked that Sammy Sosa would need to hit 94 home runs in a season so they could rename I-94 on the north side of Chicago. At the time it didn't seem that outlandish.

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Re: ESPN 30 for 30: Home run chase of 1998
« Reply #28: August 26, 2020, 08:01:44 AM »
Makes me remember the 1999 exhibition games at RFK Stadium between the cardinals and expos that Bill Collins put together and got the movable seats operational for the first time since the Senators, IIRC

The seats being moved for the first time since the Senators was in 1991 as part of the effort to land a team for the 1993 expansion (ultimately Miami and Denver got the teams). Baltimore played in at least one RFK game that year and I remember the Post article commenting on reserve players jogging along the left field wall as if that area were not fair territory.

That's not to say they didn't move them again in 1999, of course—just that 1991 was the first time since the Senators left. Previous exhibitions had used grass basepaths and that big blue wall on the movable seats.