Monday, April 10, 2006

Brilliant Use of RBI Baseball

I know I exaggerate more than anyone in the history of the world, but let me be clear about this: The following is a MUST-WATCH video for sports and/or video games fans.

San Diego Serenade, a music blog with an impressive tinge of sports knowledge that I plugged here last week, re-enacted the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series using the old RBI Baseball video game. It's a bit lengthy, but it's about as perfect as one could pull off, complete with synched up Vin Scully commentary.

9 Comments:

At 5:11 PM, Blogger ahren said...

absolutely incredible. let's start preparing for our entire re-encactment of the 2006 yanks/brewers world series...

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger ethan said...

good stuff there. being only 8 in '86 there's a few things i never realized about that inning - (1) schiraldi was 0-2 on almost every hitter and gave up multiple 0-2 hits, and (2) wilson had a great ab (9 pitches?). anyone know off hand who was on deck if wilson had walked? it was probably the 8 spot in the order...

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I'm down for that, Ahren...as long as it's Johnny Damon putting one through Prince Fielder's legs. Derrick Turnbow would get the job done, though, the man is lights out.

Ethan, I think it woulda been Kevin Elster, but I'm not sure. Take a look at the box score here.

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger ahren said...

turnbow is shaky and shady.
none of his saves have made me feel good this year.
especially the one where the only thing that held it together was him happening to snag that absolute pee-rod hit back up the middle.

i love the guy, but that horseshoe is falling out of his ass sooner rather than later.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Guss said...

turnbow always gives up a hit or walk when he comes in....however, he regroups and throws his 97mph fastball and nobody can even see it....it was an awesome game on friday night

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Greg said...

I'm embarrassed that you don't know enough to check retrosheet for that answer Ethan. God, why don't you just stick to softball?

(It looks like it was HoJo, who had pinch-hit for Elster in the 9th... Santana started the game at SS, who begat Heep (PH), who begat Elster (SS), who begat HoJo (PH,SS))

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger John Howard said...

Damn, if it was Keven Elster, then they're lucky they didn't need him, he was probably banging some fan in the clubhouse.

 
At 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still one of the greatest days in my life. I will never forget it!

Fluff

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger ethan said...

softball? softball? ouch greg, ouch. but i can overlook the jab, because i knew i'd get the answer without having to do a lick of work.

 

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