You sound like my Dad. He grew up in Brooklyn and was devastated when the Brooklyn Bums moved to LA. Later, when I was a kid, we got transferred to SoCal. He would never take me to Dodger Stadium, but we went to Angels games. Later in life, I got transferred to SoCal, I went to a lot of games at Chavez Ravine. But will always be an Astros fan.
(Like any normal non-New Yorker human being, I fuckin’ HATE the Yankees. However, I’ll be in New York in a few weeks. If they can somehow get by the Indians and etc, I COULD POSSIBLY SEE A WORLD SERIES GAME IN THE FLESH!!! That would be...oh God! Go YANKEES!)
Tigers fan? Did you ever see the movie " Tiger Town? It came out in the early 80s. It was a Disney movie; it came out the same year they were in the World Series. It was filmed in Detroit. Sparky Anderson was in it too, in a few scenes. You should check it out, if you can find it, that is.
(This may out my identity, but what the hell: Tiger Town starred Roy Scheider, Oscar winner for All That Jazz. I started out my work life as a ‘wardrobe fag’ (among other positions) on films and stage. I dressed Roy Scheider on a film in the early nineties. Even got an on-screen credit. Scheider was 100% New Yorker, and a Yankee fan.)
My lawyer called saying he had an extra ticket. At first I turned him down because I was committed to a fund raising poker tournament. But after talking a bit I said, "Screw the poker tournament. How often does one get to see the modern-day Koufax (Kershaw) pitch?" I'm guessing the seats will be great.
Now we have to decide weather to eat at Philippe's before the game or load up on Dodger Dogs at the stadium. Hey, why not do both?
It kind of looks like (if this post doesn't jinx it) that Los Dodgers de Los Angeles are going to this year's World Series. If the Yankees hang on to win, it'll be the 12th time the two teams have met in the WS, with the last time being in 1981, the year Francisco Valenzuela won both rookie of the year and the Cy Young award.
1981 was a good year. AIDS had not yet been 'invented' and I was driving a very fast car.
That was my era, the 80s, the whole decade, Chicago. I remember Ron Cey, the Penguin from the Dodgers. Football was my original sport , Pittsburgh Steelers, still my team. My dad , then husband was military, so I still love Chicago baseball , basketball, hockey, but Pittsburgh football.