As many of you know, we post a daily scoreboard that represents a batter by batter account of a Legendary Game in baseball history. If you go back to April 7, 2008 on this site, you will find a post with the following quote;
“There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem – once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.”
The post also contained a graphic of a scoreboard showing the top of the first inning as Guest prepared to bat against Home. Over the course of the next three plus years, we have shown a scoreboard every single day. We have had alot of fun with these “easter eggs” as they have generated some great comments from the community.
It has also given us a chance to dig a little bit deeper into each of these ballgames, shedding light on the less notable moments that have taken place within the context of these epic games, as well as the crucial at bats. We have reminisced about the players we idolized, and we have reflected on where we were when the games occurred. At other times, these games were well before our time, and have their own special reasons for appearing as part of the Legendary Games Series.
On this occasion we are presenting a game that is considered by some the culmination of the best World Series ever. It has direct personal connections to our lives and we decided to honor it by recording a podcast. We hope that you enjoy listening to a couple of Atlanta Braves fans discuss where they were on the night that John Smoltz dueled Jack Morris in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.
We hope you enjoy these little games that we present .. tomorrow we start our 13th Legendary Game. Let us know in the comments if you have any guesses as to which Game we are presenting. The first to guess correctly gets a Baseballisms t-shirt!
We would also like to thank a couple of web sites that are so valuable to pulling these Legendary Games together. The Baseball Almanac helps us with the rosters and uniform numbers, while the extraordinary Baseball-Reference gives us the play by play accounts of the game. Thanks again for all of your awesome work!
We would love to hear from you. Send a Tweet to @baseballisms with a quick message, send us an email or visit the Your Own Story page. We look forward to growing a community of fans interested in the poetry of the game of baseball!