posted on May, 23 2006 @ 02:19 PM
Well, TRD, I saw the title of the thread, and I was going to come on here and right a big, long post about that very game, but I see there's no need.
I will only add that I was listening to a Giants game on the radio that summer day, and Giants announcer Hank Greenwald kept telling us whenever there
were new ejections.
I remember toward the end--and I don't think it was the biggest one of all, in the ninth--Greenwald said, "And the returns are still coming in from
Atlanta...." I just about died laughing.
I did not laugh that night when I saw it on the sports news, however. A whole lot of drunken Braves fans--enough to overwhelm the Padres' players, if
they didn't mind having the first 50 or so go down with skulls crushed by baseball bats--started to take the field.
Give 'em credit... the police were on it. So were the Braves. I think everyone knew how dangerous that one could have gotten, after all that had
transpired that day.
God, what a carnival that game was.