Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hit or Miss -- Predictions from the Past
1) "That college guy Tiger Woods is pretty good. I'll bet he does well when he turns pro."
2) "Michael Jordan? To tell the truth, I thought James Worthy was the best guy on that North Carolina team, and maybe Sam Perkins was second. I hope the Bulls know what they are doing."
3) "I bought this new album. The guys in the band are all wearing makeup. I listened to it and it sounds pretty good. I bet they will be popular." (lightning36's brother Dan was right-on with his instincts on Kiss's first album)
4) "I decided to watch Big Brother instead of Survivor. I read an advance review of Survivor. It sounds like the series won't last long."
5) "You have to hear this band that is really popular in Detroit. I'll bet Aerosmith will become really big." (lightning36's high school friend Russ)
6) "I think that the demand for technology jobs will finally slow down in the near future."
7) "Just think -- someday you'll be able to say that you were at the game when Bee Bee Richard hit his first major league home run." (lightning36's brother Jim after a 1971 Chicago White Sox game. btw -- Lee "Bee Bee" Richard hit a total of two home runs in the majors.)
8) "This band is really popular at Eastern Illinois University. Listen to this great song called Roxanne. They're gonna be big." (lightning36's friend Brian)
9) "Geez -- those CD's are expensive. I can't see them replacing casette tapes."
10) "That new guy playing third base for the Cubs -- Ryne Sandberg -- is going to be pretty good." (lightning36's friend Brian)
11) "That new Bears linebacker -- Mike Singletary -- is going to be good." (lightning36's friend Brian. Damn -- that guy was smarter than I thought).
12) "Obama!" (lightning36's brother Jim after hearing Barack Obama speak at Benedictine University. lightning36, a Republican and staunch pro-lifer, refused to go and instead felt more at home watching the picketing pro-lifers outside the Dan and Ada Rice Center).
13) "I got a VHS player. I hope deciding against Betamax won't come back to bite me in the butt."
14) "I don't believe it. The Cubs are actually going to the World Series." (sadly, lightning36's comment seconds before the "Bartman play").
15) "Oh no -- oh shit -- oh no." (sadly, my correct assumption seconds after the Bartman play).


Blogger OhCaptain said...

"No team will go from last to first, just won't happen." - Said by a 'baseball expert' friend of mine and die hard Yankees fan in the spring of 1991.

Cool list!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Funny, too cool.

6:52 PM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

lol at all the predictions...
One question...why does everybody still blame that kid for getting a foul ball that was in the stands? Why don't they blame that knuckle-head shortstopthat made the error right before that? I realize everybody from Cubs fandom will be all over me but really...does everybody still blame that kid? BTW..what's up with the goats head that was found outside the stadium recently??

10:24 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

1) The ball wasn't in the stands. It was right at the edge of the stands. Bartman was sitting in the first row and stretching his hands out. The umpires, however, ruled the ball was in the stands, thus no interference call.

2) Alez Gonzalez was the shortstop who made the crucial error on a double play ball, but this was two batters later.

3) Some people still blame Bartman because the incident started the unfortunate chain of events. However ... Mark Prior walked Luis Castillo after the foul ... Mark Prior gave up a hit to Ivan Rodriguez ... Gonzalez made the crucial error ... Prior gave up a double to Derrek Lee ... Kyle Farnsworth issued an intentional walk, then gave up a sac fly ... there was another intentional walk ... then Mike Mordecai got a double ...

I can't even begin to describe what it felt like that night.

11:13 PM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

You definitely don't have to describe the foreboding feeling to a life-long Boston Red Sox fan....believe me...

8:56 AM  
Blogger Mondogarage said...

PokahDave gets to shut up now, Mr Two WS titles in the last five years. ;-)

Awesomely fun list to read.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Mondogarage said...

And yeah, Bartman's just an easy excuse. The classic Cubs pen blew that, easy.

6:55 PM  

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