Extra Innings: Episode 7

Daniel and I discussed many facets of the legendary 1992 Duke-Kentucky game in episode 7. However, there was one extremely important item we neglected to cover: Christian Laettner’s mom. Beginning in the second half, the CBS cameras broadcast multiple shots of Christian
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Episode 7: The Christian Laettner Game, with Daniel Ralston

During the 1992 NCAA basketball tournament, Duke and Kentucky matched up in a regional semifinal that has come to be regarded as one of the best college games ever played, if not the best. It was an overtime thriller, with innumerable lead changes and palpable tension from start
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Extra Innings: Episode 6

During our talk in episode 6, Wendy and I mentioned the postgame edition of Kiner’s Korner, featuring the longtime Mets announcer interviewing Dwight Gooden. Here is that Kiner’s Korner segment, or at least as much of it as I have at my disposal. The thing I was most
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Episode 6: The Doc Gooden Game, with Wendy Thurm

In 1985, Doc Gooden had a season for the ages, thrilling Mets fans and putting up numbers that still qualify as weapons-grade saber-porn: 25-3 W-L record, 1.53 ERA, 268 strikeouts, 276 innings pitched! Of course, we all remember Doc Gooden being awesome once upon a time, but does
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Extra Innings: Episode 5

As you might expect based on my proclivities, I have quite a bit of extra material from and pertaining to the game featured in episode 5. As Greg and I discuss, the daytime setting and the preponderance of signs on display in the crowd gave this game an almost classic feel.
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Episode 5: The Melvin Mora Game, with Greg Prince

I am legally obligated to say that today we’re gonna party like it’s 1999! You guys like that song, right? In episode 5, I talk with Greg Prince–one half of Faith and Fear in Flushing and the author of The Happiest Recap, a look back at the best Mets wins of the
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Extra Innings: Episode 4, The Pedro Game

In this week’s episode, I tell a tale involving a bygone Great Adventure attraction called The Salty Dog. If you want corroborating evidence that this thing actually existed and was as evil as I depicted it, check out this Great Adventure fan page. Scroll down a bit to peep
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Episode 4, The Pedro Game, with Josh Wilker

Today’s episode has been legally certified as a doozy! I talk to Josh Wilker, the man behind the amazing Cardboard Gods, about game 5 of the 1999 American League Division Series. In that game, Pedro Martinez threw 6 hitless innings against the Cleveland Indians, one of the
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Extra Innings: Episode 3, the Rick Ankiel Game

As Jason and I discuss in episode 3, the 2000 NLCS had quite a bit of hype attached to it before the series began, with folks anticipating a hotly contested battle and a revival of the 1980s Mets-Cardinals rivalry. Neither of these outcomes materialized, but this clip from the
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Episode 3: The Rick Ankiel Game, with Jason Fry

Episode 3 is a wild one. Literally! Jokes! I’m pleased to welcome Jason Fry, who makes up one half of Faith and Fear in Flushing, “the Mets blog for fans who like to read.” Along with Greg Prince, Jason makes one of the best and best-written baseball sites in
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