Special – HBO Sports – Fenway Park -Boston Red Sox Legendary Ballpark

DOG ASIDE: As host for USA Network’s Stroh’s Circle of Sports….Robert Conrad gets to pay tribute to 104 year old Fenway Park….home of the Boston Red Sox….and a true iconic stadium in the world of sports….as Fenway Park was the 1st American stadium to surpass 100 years in operation.  The ole ball park deserves all…

Special – Profile of Mark Fidrych – The Bird Soars And Dives

DOG ASIDE: Mark Steven Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009) who was nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers (1976–1980).  In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….and finished with a 19–9 record.  Shortly after, injuries…

Special – Profile Of Pete Rose & Scrapbook Of NFL Pictures & Beano Cook Piece

DOG ASIDE: This video leads off with a great piece on Charlie Hustle….Pete Rose….who to some people’s thinking is the greatest hitter of all time in Major League Baseball…..as this piece focuses on the remarkable career of Pete Rose…..followed by commentary from sports columnists Dick Young of the New York Times regarding how money has…

Special – MLB Salary Comparison Of 1963 and 1983 & Al Oerter On Steroids

DOG ASIDE: This video provides a really interesting look at the highest paid MLB players in 1963…..and how that compares with the highest paid player salaries of 1983….and do you know what grew that salary base?…..the boob tube….that’s television folks…..for this reason for growth has escalated beyond belief since 1983 to 2016.  This video then…

CBS Sports Saturday – Hilites of 1987 MLB Season imasportsphile

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The 1987 Major League Baseball season ended with the American League Champion Minnesota Twins winning the World Series over the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals….four games to three….as all seven games were won by the home team….and we call that exciting around here where Sportsphiles live.

MLB – 1981 Hilites – ALCS Yanks VS Angels & NLCS Astros vs Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: When it comes to the Houston Astros…..Bone Daddy has been a die-hard fan since the days of the Colt 45’s…..Houston professional team at the time….in fact, BD has a baseball card of a Houston Colt 45’s player….cuz I remember the card….it was a really cool one.  Anyway, Bone Daddy has attended many of…

MLB Special – Great Moments In Sports – O J Simpson Hosts A Promise From Babe Ruth To A Sick Kid

DOG ASIDE: O J Simpson did lots of things….from being an all time great college and NFL running back….to being spokesperson for Hertz Rent-a-Car…..to co-anchor of Monday Night Football with Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell….to hosting Saturday Night Live….to being tried and acquitted of murder….to being convicted of a felony for armed robbery…..but at least…

ESPN Sports Look With Host Roy Firestone And Guest Dodgers OF Willie Davis

DOG ASIDE: Roy Firestone began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Miami….working briefly at WTVJ before moving to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KCBS-TV from 1977–85.  From 1980-90, he was the host of ESPN’s interview program SportsLook….later renamed Up Close.  He also served as a color commentator for the network’s first…