SULLY BASEBALL HONORS… The Thirtieth Anniversary of Disco Demolition Night

I remember watching the WBZ-4 coverage of this event when I was 7 years old.

I saw a riot in Comiskey Park and a fire on the field. I asked my dad “What caused that explosion?”

He replied, “They blew up a lot of records.”

It almost seemed like a Non Sequitur. But being a second grader, I didn’t know what Non Sequitur meant, so I nodded my head thinking when I got older, I’d understand.

I’m 30 years older and the events of July 12, 1979 still don’t make a lick of sense.

As Dan Cronin, the brilliant Emmy winning writer for Conan O’Brien wrote to me “OK, we get it, you don’t like disco. Put down the f-ckin dynamite!”

When stupidity reaches this level, it almost comes full circle to genius.

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There are no style points

You win or you lose…

And today the Red Sox won. Granted they nearly coughed up a 9-0 lead and when I saw the Royals creeping up the way the Orioles did the last day of June, I started drafting the teeth grinding post in my head.
But Youk homered, the Sox tacked on a few more, John Smoltz won a game and the Red Sox are assured of going into the All Star Break in first place by themselves.
The Magic Number is 74 for the Division and only 2 games back of the Dodgers in the loss column for the best record in baseball.
Keep winning ugly games all year for all I care.
(But can I PLEASE be able to relax when the Sox take a 9-0 lead?)

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Why the hell would Tampa Bay want to turn back the clock?

Seriously, was any Tampa fan nostalgic for the Devil Rays days?

The team that had 70 wins as their apex?
The team whose apt name was a bottom feeding fish?
The team whose lone highlight in their first decade of existence was a former high school teacher coming in to do some mop up work?
They finally changed their look, name and aura and you want to remind everyone of the bad days?
What’s next? Is Steven Spielberg going to host a screening of 1941 and Hook?

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