Every once in a while I will get recognized and someone will say “you are the guy on the phone in Curse of the Bambino, right?”
This is referencing the wonderful HBO Documentary I was in and the story I told about Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, dialing the phone to rub the Red Sox win in the face of my uncle who is a big Mets fan.
My response is always “Yes, I told that story.”
But if you saw the special and remember the story, I was NOT the guy dialing the phone. That would be my brother Ted who dialed after each pitch every number except the last one.
So in truth my brother is “the guy on the phone” in The Curse of the Bambino. And today is his birthday.
Happy birthday buddy. I promise to call today… and every number including the last one.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, here is my segments from the movie.
The show follows the outrageous, violent and vilified Philadelphia Flyers of the 1970s and how they fought and brawled their way to the Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and 1975.
They follow Bill Barber, Bill Clement, Dave “The Hammer” Schultz, “Moose” DuPont, Bobby Clarke and all the rest of the toothless grin Flyers who were the most polarizing team in hockey history… and took on the Russians in 1976.
Even if you are not a hockey fan, trust me… watch it. HBO Sports NEVER gets it wrong.