Friday, October 20, 2006
What goes around, comes around. Well, almost.
The World Series starts tomorrow—Detroit verses St. Louis. The two teams have met a few times in the World Series, the last time in 1968, when I was a student at Bradley Creek Elementary School. At that time, I was a diehard Cardinal fan. At that time, just about everyone in the South was a Cardinal fans and their radio network covered Dixie. The Braves had just moved to Atlanta, but didn’t yet have much of a following. Ted Turner hadn’t made a fortune which would allow him to buy the best players in the National League. So we rooted for St. Louis. It was the days of nine volt transistor radios and a group of us would listen to the game as we rode Bus #6, a large snub-nosed vehicle, down Greenville Sound and Masonboro Loop Roads, getting off at our subdivision where we all ran to someone’s home and watched the final innings of the game. I cherish those memories even though we were all crushed when Detroit beat St. Louis in the 7th game. The World Series starts tomorrow. This time, due to geography, I’ll be a diehard Tiger fan.
Click here for more of my memories of 1968. We were also in a war back then!