MLB – 1985 – Kirk Douglas Profiles The Braves Terry Forester + Bob Watson + Bruce Benedict

Terry Jay Forster (born January 14, 1952) is a retired left-handed relief pitcher who played for 16 seasons in the Major Leagues….as he played for five teams in his career and recorded 127 saves during his time in the majors.  Forster became a free agent and signed with the Atlanta Braves for the 1983 season. He had an efficient three seasons, compiling…

MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Do Not Step On That Line – Baseball Superstitions

Superstition is a pejorative term for any belief or practice that is considered irrational or supernatural….for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown. It is commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold…

MLB – 1985 – N Y Yankees Chase For The Pennant – With Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver

During the 1985 Major League Baseball season, HBO Sports would air a bi-monthly Chase For The Pennant show….which was typically hosted by Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver…..with interchanging guest from the MLB universe whose opinions were valued in the community….as evidenced by Hall of Fame player Orioles Frank Robinson….and his Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver on…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 4 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Brent Musburger + NBA Star Dr J

This NBA on CBS At The Half program during Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers verses the Boston Celtics feature legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger and the one and only Dr. J, Julius Erving, an basketball legend of the highest order…..as they discuss 1st half play….followed by their assessments for 2nd half…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Favorite And Over Used Cliches – With Bob Costas

A cliché or cliche is an expression, idea or element of an artistic work….which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect….even to the point of being trite or irritating….especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. In phraseology, the term has taken on a more technical meaning….referring to an expression imposed…

NBA – 1987 – Playoffs Special – James Brown On Health Of The Celtics + Interview With Slick Watts

This video features CBS sportscaster James Brown as he provides the viewer about the state of health of the Boston Celtics going into the playoffs…..with Scott Wedman and Bill Walton out for the playoffs…..while Kevin McHale, Danny Ainge and Robert Parrish were all nursing injuries.  Brown then covers the NBA selections for Players of the…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seams Special – Critics Are The Beloved Enemies – With Kirk Douglas

In 1985, WTBS aired a weekly baseball television special call Baseball Behind The Seams….which was hosted by actor Kirk Douglas….who really loved baseball….and in this episode, Spartacus explores the relationship between the ballplayer and the journalist….with lots of focus on the “interview”…..as this is as much a part of baseball as what goes on in the fields of play. …

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 4 Lakers Vs Celtics PreGame Show – With Musburger + Stockton + Heinsohn

Thanks to the 1984 trade of Gerald Henderson and the subsequent fall of the Seattle SuperSonics, at the end of 1985–86 the Celtics were not only the best team in the NBA….but also owned the second pick in the 1986 NBA Draft…..when they chose Len Bias with the pick and had high hopes that the presence of the young Maryland Terrapins star would ensure…

MLB – 1980 – World Series Game 1 Pirates Vs Orioles – Interviews With P Jim Palmer + Mgr Earl Weaver

Jim Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is a retired American right-handed pitcher…..who played all of his 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles from 1965 – 67 and 1969 – 84)…..and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.   Jim Palmer won 186 games in the 1970’s….which was the most wins in that decade by any MLB pitcher. He also…