View Full Version : National League, 1978 - More of the Same?
12-16-2002, 08:53 PM
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12-16-2002, 08:55 PM
Interesting choice of a presentation style! :thumb:
But, boy, what a PITA to reformat! :dizzy:
12-16-2002, 09:43 PM
Nice job, Gustavo. Good change-up in the format.
12-16-2002, 11:50 PM
Just a heads up for those who like to print these out - - this puppy is 12 pages...........
12-17-2002, 07:43 AM
Hmmm........even a World Cup mention in there!
I enjoyed the fun facts - like the TP on the K, the DP with no A's. One small typo on the winner of the All-Star game - Don Sutter? But, that happens in these essays, it seems, a Ron becomes a Rob, etc.
Nice sprinkle of humor too - e.g. Lipscomb.
I wonder if when Torre and Valentine got thrown out of that game in Houston, they even dreamed for a 2nd (with time to kill after being ejected) that they would facing each other in the WS 22 years later...........
12-17-2002, 09:44 AM
Appears you've thrown down the gauntlet.
I've voted for all of them, yours is the first I want to comment on, because I love it. That's all I need to say. :)
I hope I can be as good...
12-17-2002, 02:28 PM
The format may be an acquired taste.
12-17-2002, 02:50 PM
Excellent work. 1978 is the first season I really remember so it brought back a flood of memories.
12-17-2002, 04:38 PM
While the format made (for me) a tougher read, the information contained therein made it worth the effort.
It also brought back a flood of memories as I may have paid more attention to the 1978 season than any season before or since (of course, "before" consisted of 1976 and 1977...).
12-18-2002, 01:39 PM
That's a comprehensive essay, gyb . I found the format to be a bit inaccessible, but the detail made up for it.
12-18-2002, 02:28 PM
Very interesting to read and recalled a lot of stuff that I had long forgotten. Great job.
12-20-2002, 12:47 PM
Deducted 1/2 point for mentioning Silvio Martinez and not putting expletives in front of his name like any good Cubs fan would!
12-23-2002, 03:02 AM
steve - sorry about the PITA to reformat everything. glad it worked out and looks good.
others - thanks for the praise. the format was something i decided on after i figured many of you would be more knowledgeable in terms of remembering 1978, considering i wasn't born yet. so i decided to make it more detail-oriented, concentrating on the unique (though sometimes small) things that make baseball so great.
12-25-2002, 12:36 AM
Interesting article. I was following baseball intently in 1978 but my primary focus was on the AL race where the Red Sox jumped out to a big lead, suffered an unbelievable array of injuries, fell behind the Yankees and then rallied to force a one game playoff. It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the AL East winner was the best team in baseball that year, and so it proved to be.
There seemed to be a sense during the season that Pete Rose would wind up leaving the Reds
02-08-2003, 07:15 PM
I'd like to give this one more than 5 stars. 5 doesn't seem like enough to me.
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