View Full Version : Beer then Liquor - The Brew Crew Becomes Harvey’s Wallbangers
01-24-2003, 10:16 PM
To see Skip's essay in the contest - - click HERE (http://www.netshrine.com/hahnert.html)
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01-24-2003, 11:30 PM
Entertaining read. '82 really was a pivitol year with the whole parity thing. Thinking about the AL East, by the end of that decade, every team had their shot. The West wasn't quite as balanced... but '82 showed, at least then, any team could win.
01-24-2003, 11:49 PM
:thumb: I am amazed! All those words and all them spelled so well.
Great year! A healing year after the work stoppage. Thanks for bringing that time time and those legends back to life.
01-25-2003, 10:32 AM
This one is a 5 for me.
Skip, I know you do about a half-dozen things for a living, but, you should stop them all and write a baseball book. You are THAT good.
I really enjoyed the humor on parts - Rose taking notes, the Rally Monkey thing, the space tie in to Lee, the Gaylord being caught line, Ripken saving baseball, etc. - - - and the snow on the Yankee Opener thing was special to me - - I went to "Opening Day" that year and will never forget the mountains of snow that they had piled behind the OF fences..............
One thing to contest - - according to my source, the Doug Corbett trade was Corbett and Rob Wilfong for Tom Brunansky, Mike Walters and $400,000.
You may want to check that out.
According to BaseballLibrary.com -
The May 11 trade was as you said: Corbett and Wilfong for minor leaguers Brunansky and Walters and cash.
The May 12 trade was Wynegar and Erickson for Milbourne, minor leaguers Pacella and Filson, and cash.
The net result: Twins trade Corbett and 3 other veterans for Milbourne, 4 minor leaguers, and cash - as I said (except for spelling Milbourne wrong). I just tried to keep it brief so I didnt list all the player names.
Oh - and Thanks for the nice words!!
01-25-2003, 01:17 PM
This was one of the best essays to come out this contest. I agree with Max. Skip go write a book.
01-27-2003, 01:00 PM
Excellent essay. 1982 was a very important year because of the disaster that was 1981. I think this season went a long way in repairing some of the damage done by 1981.
01-27-2003, 03:46 PM
Very entertaining essay.
01-27-2003, 06:37 PM
good job skIp-o!
01-27-2003, 10:18 PM
Spelling note: the Brewers fired Buck Rodgers, not the space guy. :D
Hehhehheh---he said "putative."
Two thumbs up, and five stars.
Originally posted by sweaver
Spelling note: the Brewers fired Buck Rodgers, not the space guy. :D So if I say "boo-tee boo-tee" will anyone get the reference? (and I hope I'm not mixing sources myself)
01-29-2003, 10:35 AM
Wonderful essay. Probably my favorite baseball season to have experienced, getting to watch "Harvey's Wallbanger's" frequently that season......
01-29-2003, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Skip
So if I say "boo-tee boo-tee" will anyone get the reference? (and I hope I'm not mixing sources myself) I got it! I watched the TV show!
01-30-2003, 11:48 AM
They don't make 'em like the Wallbangers anymore!
01-30-2003, 06:04 PM
That's right! They were one of the grubbiest teams of the post-war era. Gorman Thomas didn't hit HRs so much as he scared the ball out of the park. And Pete Vuckovich... egads!
02-09-2003, 12:06 PM
Very fine, Skip. Are you going to make time to write a book?
02-09-2003, 10:43 PM
Good job Skip
After the fact, I'd like to say thanks to everyone that was complimentary. I think I'm a decent writer, but its gratifying that at least a few of you think I am a bit better than that. Thanks again.
03-06-2003, 10:31 AM
...it brought back some great memories for me as well.82 was the first year i was,well, feeling better, as it were.I was living in the Bronx,remeber that snow on opening day. Those brewers were a throwback,and its nice to remeber a time when all teams had a realistic chance...
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