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    I started watching baseball in 1976, precisely when the Royals became a great team. I just realized I have lots of baseball memories from my youth that involve the Royals, the four ALCS series against the Yankees, Brett chasing .400, the 1980 World Series, Hal McRae, Amos Otis, Willie Wilson, Al Cowens, Paul Splittorff, Dennis Leonard, Lary Gura, the 1985 World Series, Dane Iorge, Dan Quisenberry, Brett Saberhagen, U.L. Washington and his toothpick, and the powder blue road uniforms! Will the Royals ever be that good again? h
    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 03-23-2006, 10:55 PM.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    I still don't care for those rival Royals who edged out my Angels for several division cahmpionships in that era. 1978, 1984, 1985 come to mind. Those days seem like ancient history now.
    http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ex...eline_1961.jpg

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bluesteve32
      I still don't care for those rival Royals who edged out my Angels for several division cahmpionships in that era. 1978, 1984, 1985 come to mind. Those days seem like ancient history now.
      Has it been that long? I still remember 1979 and 1982. How did the Halos blow a 2-0 lead? h
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • #4
        We have a shot as soon as the Bag of Hammers gets the ax.
        Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KCGHOST
          We have a shot as soon as the Bag of Hammers gets the ax.
          ?????
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
            I started watching baseball in 1976, precisely when the Royals became a great team. I just realized I have lots of baseball memories from my youth that involve the Royals, the four ALCS series against the Yankees, Brett chasing .400, the 1980 World Series, Hal McRae, Amos Otis, Willie Wilson, Al Cowens, Paul Splittorff, Dennis Leonard, Lary Gura, the 1985 World Series, Dane Iorge, Dan Quisenberry, Brett Saberhagen, U.L. Washington and his toothpick, and the powder blue road uniforms! Will the Royals ever be that good again? h
            I think that 10 year span from 1976-85 was about as good a stretch as any team had in recent history.

            Those were some awesome teams.They showed a lost of guts when they took on those Yankee teams in 4 ALCS'(1976-78,80).A couple of breaks here and there against the Yanks,and the Royals could have easily won pennants in '76 and '77.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KCGHOST
              We have a shot as soon as the Bag of Hammers gets the ax.
              Agreed......
              George Brett said it:

              “If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.”

              “Even today, if the Royals win six games all year, if they're going to go 6-156, I hope they beat the Yankees six times.”

              “A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that.”

              “If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect 3,000 hits and 1,000 errors.”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
                I started watching baseball in 1976, precisely when the Royals became a great team. I just realized I have lots of baseball memories from my youth that involve the Royals, the four ALCS series against the Yankees, Brett chasing .400, the 1980 World Series, Hal McRae, Amos Otis, Willie Wilson, Al Cowens, Paul Splittorff, Dennis Leonard, Lary Gura, the 1985 World Series, Dane Iorge, Dan Quisenberry, Brett Saberhagen, U.L. Washington and his toothpick, and the powder blue road uniforms! Will the Royals ever be that good again? h
                I'd love to see them that good again. I live in NY, and I'm a Mets fan, but I want to see equality in baseball again, where every team has a chance to win, instead of just the Yankees, Mets, etc.

                Those were the good ole days....back when Saberhagen & George Brett played.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by scott1965
                  I'd love to see them that good again. I live in NY, and I'm a Mets fan, but I want to see equality in baseball again, where every team has a chance to win, instead of just the Yankees, Mets, etc.

                  Those were the good ole days....back when Saberhagen & George Brett played.
                  Since when do the Mets win??? The Mets are as badly run as the Royals..The difference is the Mets make more expensive mistakes...

                  Amazin!!! Simply Amazin!!!
                  North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by brooklynboy
                    Since when do the Mets win??? The Mets are as badly run as the Royals..The difference is the Mets make more expensive mistakes...

                    Amazin!!! Simply Amazin!!!
                    Well, the Mets have been in the World Series as recently as six years ago.
                    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 04-06-2006, 12:05 PM.
                    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scott1965
                      I want to see equality in baseball again, where every team has a chance to win, instead of just the Yankees, Mets, etc.
                      The Mets? I missed that one.... But seriously, I'm with you on this one. Parity would make it a lot more interesting... Imagine how exciting the AL East would be if the team soon to be formerly known as the Devil Rays had a legitimate shot at mediocrity!

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                      • #12
                        Parity is a great idea all the way around..Just don't look for it in our lifetime.....

                        Amazin..Simply Amazin!!!!
                        North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

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                        • #13
                          Remember when the Royals were REALLY good?
                          No i dont

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by the pyromaniac
                            Imagine how exciting the AL East would be if the team soon to be formerly known as the Devil Rays had a legitimate shot at mediocrity!
                            Do you know something we don't know about the future of TB?
                            RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
                              Has it been that long? I still remember 1979 and 1982. How did the Halos blow a 2-0 lead? h
                              Back in those days it was a best of five series. The first two were at home and the last three were on the road and the series opened in Anaheim and the Angels won the first two.

                              When the series got back to Milwaukee, Don Sutton got the win for the Brewers in game 3. Game four was a game played in horrible weather, in other words, rain and several of the players homes in So Cal were threatened by wildfires back home. That is quite a distraction wondering about your home from 2000 miles away.

                              In game 5 the Angels had the lead late in the game and Luis Sanchez failed to hold the lead and Gene Mauch was criticeized for not bringing in lefty Andy Hassler in the game. Carew ended the game by grounding out in the top of the 9th.

                              Fast forward to 1986 and that infamous ninth inning at Anaheim Stadium for game 5 against the Red Sox. The Angels had Mike Witt on the mound, who had a solid season and a 4-1 lead. Witt gives up a two run dong to Don Baylor and cut's the score to 4-3 and with two outs, lefty Rich Gedman, who was 3-3 (homer, double off the wall, single) was due up. Mauch summoned in lefty Gary Lucas, who had success against Gedman and Gedman had trouble with leftys. On the first pitch, Lucas hit Gedman on the frickin shoulder and Mauch then brought in Donnie Moore. The rest is history.

                              Mauch was damn for not bringing in the lefty, and damned for brining in the lefty. What dumb luck for old Gene Mauch.
                              http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ex...eline_1961.jpg

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