MLB – 1987 ALCS – Game 2 – Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome – Detroit Tigers VS Minnesota Twins – 4th Thru 7th Inning

DOG COMMENTARY: The Detroit Tigers finished the 1987 regular season with the best record in all of baseball, at 98–64 (.605)….as they won the American League East Division by two games in thrilling fashion over the Toronto Blue Jays by overcoming a  3 1⁄2-game deficit with a week to go….and clinching the division on the last day…

Music – The Rolling Stones – 1981 Live At The Rose Bowl

DOG COMMENTARY: Towards the end of the decade of the 1970’s….the Rolling Stones began to receive criticisms by the quality of their works because they did not reach the acceptance that had their productions of principles of the decade….as they were considered an “obsolete” band in the heat of the punk music….and In the midst…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 2 – 7th Thru 9th Inning – Astrodome – New York Mets VS Houston Astros

DOG ASIDE: If you just finished watching the first six innings of the 1986 NLCS between the Mets vs Astros on the prior post on Ima…..of course you want to watch the last 2 1/2 innings….even though the all the runs in this game have been scored…..so, I want to tell you about why this…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 2 – 1st Thru 7th Inning – Astrodome – New York Mets VS Houston Astros

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven in Major League Baseball postseason series between the NL East champion New York Mets and NL West champion Houston Astros….for this is the lone MLB playoff series in which the opponents were two “expansion” teams that had begun play in the same season (1962)….and was…

MLB – 1987 ALCS – Game 2 – Detroit Tigers VS Minnesota Twins – Innings 1 Thru 4

DOG COMMENTARY: Game 2 of the 1987 ALCS between the Minnesota Twins vs.Detroit Tigers was played at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, October 8, 1987….as the Twins ace pitcher and future Hall of Fame Member, Bert Blyleven toed the mound against Tigers ace pitcher Jack Morris      HR’s by Chet…

NBA – 1986 West Finals – Game 5 – Los Angeles Lakers VS Houston Rockets

DOG COMMENTARY: To many NBA pudit’s surprise at the time….The Houston Rockets entered Game 5 of the 1986 NBA Western Conference Finals on May 21, 1986 against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 3 – 1 series lead over the defending NBA Champions….who were huge favorites to send the Rockets home early in the series….for…

NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 3

DOG COMMENTARY: The year prior to this 1986 NBA Finals series with the Houston Rockets….the Celtics made the 1985 NBA Finals….but lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers…..which was a series that exposed some of Boston’s weaknesses….such as the lack of bench scoring….which was exploited after Kevin McHale moved to the starting lineup…

NBA – Special – Great Sports Legends – Wilt Chamberlain

DOG COMMENTARY: Wilton Norman “Wilt” Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player….who played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)…..while playing for the University of Kansas Jayhawks in college…..and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in…

NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 2

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985/1986 NBA Finals featuring the Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets was a match-up that showcased maybe the only Celtics team….with five (5) players who were future members of the NBA Hall of Fame including Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parrish, Dennis Johnson and Bill Walton that could even come close to rivaling…