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RIP Biff Pocoroba

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, May 26, 2020.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

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  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    My favorite Brave ever.

    Man, this sucks.
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  3. GilGarrido

    GilGarrido Active Member

    Skip Caray used to wish the Braves would trade for Mets pitcher Bob Apodaca to have him pitch to Pocoroba. Ted Turner had a different trade idea; he tried to trade Pocoroba to the Padres for the Chicken at one point.

    I don't remember him playing 3B in 1981. Seems like an odd place to put someone whose shoulder injury basically ruined his career.
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  4. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    My favorite memory of Biff Pocoroba is a a base-stealing attempt. Not him running, mind you. He fired toward second base but the pitcher failed to get out of the way ... IIRC, the throw hit the pitcher in the back. Such were some of those late-1970s Braves teams.

    RIP Biff.

    Also ... had no idea Rick Camp was dead.
  5. GilGarrido

    GilGarrido Active Member

    Do you remember Murphy's trouble in the late-1970s throwing to second (or short, or center field...)?
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  6. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Yes, sir. It was super in those days to have Ernie, Skip and Pete in the broadcast booth on the superstation.
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    That's why they moved him from catcher to the outfield.
  8. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Also, Jeff Burroughs looking just a tad bit overweight and wearing big glasses.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    They did have lefty Pablo Torrealba for a short time.
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  10. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Still have that dude's Topps card. I have no idea why.
  11. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The late 1970s-early 1980s Braves might have been the most popular shitty teams in history, because of their nationwide exposure on WTBS. I still remember watching the Pasqual Perez brawl game against the Padres and the July 4 fireworks game that didn't end till past 11 p.m. or midnight on the West Coast. I loved Glen Hubbard and his tiny mitt.
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  12. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Watched the brawl as it happened, as well. Crazy ... but very entertaining.
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