In a WILD (in hindsight) announcement on December 28, 2001, then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani proclaims that the Yankees, Mets, and the city have non-binding plans to construct retractable roof stadiums costing around $1.6 billion. First off, let’s just think back on how awful the timing of this announcement was. This was about three … Continue reading December 28, 2001: Giuliani,Yankees, Mets Reach for Retractable Roofs
You know that feeling when you’re at a restaurant with your parents as a kid and you find 4-5 appetizers on the menu that you are just dying to have and they all sound so so good and you ask your Dad to get them and he says you can only have one? Yeah, I … Continue reading OTD: AUGUST 23RD… IN 4 DIFFERENT YEARS.
In a year of uncertainty, uneasiness, and worry, baseball was there to bring us a feeling of normalcy. Although the 2020 MLB season saw teams play in front of empty stadiums, cardboard cutouts, and had stadiums pump in crowd noises to give the games a more real-feel, the games were nothing short of great. Especially … Continue reading OTD: August 20th, 2020: “Slam” Diego Sets a Grand Record 💥
I know what you’re thinking. “MLB Slugfest”? The crazy baseball video game from the early 2000’s that many of us spent hours playing either on PlayStation 2, GameCube, or Xbox? If you’ve never played that game, we’ll for sure write about it soon. 👀 How did they play that in 1984? Well, the Braves and … Continue reading OTD: August 12th, 1984: Braves-Padres Play “MLB Slugfest”
In the late 90s-early 2000’s, you may have seen posters of the Iron Giant, Hot Wheels, or Pamela Anderson hanging on the bedroom walls of prepubescent boys. I had this: Mark McGwire. Aside from my Dad, this guy was my HERO. He may as well just have been America’s Dad in the late 90’s. This … Continue reading OTD: August 5th, 1999: Mark McGwire Slams 500th Homerun. The fact he only hit 83 more is INSANE.