I remember October 17, 1989. I was in college and walked across the hall to watch the World Series game with a friend. Being in a dormitory, we thought something was wrong with our tv signal. We didn't have cable. It didn't take long to figure out the problem was in San Francisco.
What I most remember is seeing the players looking for their loved ones after the quake. Concern and fear were all over their faces.
We spent hours watching the Special Report on ABC. My friend had a brother who was attending Stanford University. He tried for several hours calling his dorm room. No cell phones which probably wouldn't have worked anyway. His brother was fine.
Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports, was at Candlestick Park that night. He has written an article remembering the event 25 years later.
Bryan Curtis of Grantland writes an interesting piece exploring the history of articles proclaiming the death of Baseball through the decades. Spoiler: Almost immediately after baseball began, people have been trying to declare it in decline and for obsolescence.
I am catching up on my reading from earlier this week. Calvin Watkins has an interesting blog post about the task that faces Daniels this off-season. I understand that Calvin Watkins wants to talk to the co-owners for their thoughts. But the less I hear from the co-owners, the better I feel. I want the baseball people to do the talking and the majority of decision-making. What do you think?