Thursday, May 13, 2010

Shocker: Bernie Carbo tried to break Keith Hernandez's arms

I've always thought that Game 6 of the 1975 World Series was a little overrated. It was a great game, but only achieved immortality because a camera happened to be on Carlton Fisk as he was waving the ball fair. Why was this game any more special than Game 6 in 1991, also won by an extra-inning walkoff homer by a future Hall-of-Famer (Kirby Puckett) that forced a Game 7?

And I always felt that Bernie Carbo got short shrift for his dramatic three-run homer in the eighth inning that tied the game at 6 and set the stage for Fisk's blast.

Until now, when I saw an article "Bernie Carbo tried to pay someone to break Keith Hernandez's arms."

According to the article, Carbo went after Hernandez after Keith testified that Carbo introduced him to cocaine while they were both on the Cardinals.

In the original ESPN article, Carbo says "he has been clean and sober for 16 years and he would apologize to Hernandez for introducing him to cocaine."

There are way too many instances of how it's better to enjoy sports for what is being done on the field rather than to think about what some players are up to off the field. Puckett, for example, saw his reputation take several hits before his untimely death in 2006.

I had already heard a few weeks ago of how Carbo admitted he was on drugs when he hit his homer and in many other games as well. That's not something you want to hear, but as a fan of the 1980s Mets, I'm probably not in a position to demand retroactive drug tests.

But putting out a hit on Keith? When it comes to Game 6 in 1975, I'll stick to celebrating Fisk's homer from now on.


Lisa Swan said...

It wasn't just the camera, Squawker Jon. It was that it was the Red Sox - the team most beloved by historians and baseball writers - that makes the game live on.

Anonymous said...

So nice to see the Red Sox get kudos from the enemy. It's true, they are the most beloved team in baseball history, after all, they do play in the most historic park in baseball, America's most beloved ballpark. And did win the very first World Series!

Better be careful though, Lisa, any more talk like this, and you'll get run out of Yankerland.

Uncle Mike said...

Carbo tried to break Hernandez's arms? Typical Red Sox, he failed.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I just checked Thursday's ball scores and guess who got beat 6-zip? With only 4 hits? The overpaid Tiex...Texi...Teix... however you spell it (maybe we could call him the new Eye-chart) o ye of the $1.98 batting avg., went 0-fer. Gay-rod: 0-fer. Just those two losers by themselves is like the entire Marlins roster getting no-hit. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Uncle Mike said...

Okay, I just checked the baseball standings. The Yankees are 4 1/2 games ahead of the Red Sox. They are also defending World Champions, something the Red Sox haven't been since 1919 -- not without cheating, anyway.

Roll that in your joint and smoke it, Freshy you Chowdahead chav.

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