Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 2, 2013

This is part two of my conversation with Dan Epstein, author of the amazing book Big Hair and Plastic Grass.
We discussed fans rushing the field, disco demolition, why Mark Cuban should buy the Padres and the bad ass Dick Allen.

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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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