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RIP: This Week in Baseball

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    A blurb from Mushnick's column:

    I think it would be hard for younger people to understand how vital this show was in a pre-SportsCenter era.
     
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    My dad and I used to watch that show every Saturday. That show introduced me to Mel Allen, who my dad had grown up listening to during Yankee broadcasts.
     
  3. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    This is so stupid. I love TWIB.
     
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    How about that?
     
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I didn't even realize it was still on, but I loved it as a child. My dad and I would get so excited together when it showed up. Amazing how you can essentially watch modern-day versions of TWIB about 12 times a day on MLB Network and ESPN.

    Did anyone else watch "The Baseball Bunch," as well?
     
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    24 years? Is that some reconstituted version? I distinctly remember doing my Graig Nettles dives in my living room, and that was a lot longer than 24 years ago.
     
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm with you. I definitely watched it before I was 11 years old. Has to be a typo. Maybe 34 years?

    EDIT: Yep, 34.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Week_In_Baseball
     
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Maybe it was on Fox for 24 years? It's definitely been around since at least the late 70s.
     
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Since 1977.
     
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Lines like that one from Mushnick drive me nuts. Such disingenuous bullshit.

    I watched it as a kid, too. It's utterly obsolete now. There is a 24 hour network devoted to nothing but baseball. Let's not turn this into some sad moral statement -- the show no longer had a void to fill.
     
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Looks like it began in 1977, so probably a typo. Should be 34 years.
     
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Mel Allen was great in "The Client." ;)
     
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