Monday, May 10, 2010

Fashback: Bill Madlock Defends His Slide Into Second (1987)

I just came across this clip on YouTube. That late season collapse still ranks as one of my most painful memories. This dirty slide was the final nail in the coffin of an otherwise thrilling season.


9 comments:

sager said...

How do you get to Detroit? Through Manny Lee's legs.

It's a pain that never ends.

Anonymous said...

The wood around second base? Why was there wood around second base?

Nik said...

I think the rule states the runner has to be able to reach second base and watching it, it's pretty clear he went out of his way to get Tony.

Shortwaveboy said...

There was a piece of wood under the turf apparently.

Anonymous said...

The dirt areas at the Ex were basically big sandboxes, and around the edges they had wooden beams. His elbow came down right on the beam.

Of course, if he had been over any further it would have hit the turf, which was basically an eighth of an inch of carpet with concrete underneath, so I don't know if that would have been any better.

It was kind of a dirty play (interesting that you don't see slides like that anymore), although he's right in pointing out that it was pretty much a freak accident.

Anonymous said...

The nightmares from this season will go away, right?

Anonymous said...

Is the Tao still in the 'Peg, yacking it up with the Ack and consuming countless tasties? I ask because this site is getting a little static.

Anonymous said...

Bill, you were nowhere near the fucking bag. Go fuck yourself in the bag. Fucking dipshit!

Fuck off Parkes!

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