Thursday, October 25, 2007

World Series


Back in the day, the World Series was played in the daytime. I remember that if we got our work done, we could listen to the games during school. When I was in 6th grade we even got to place bets! I think I bet on the Pirates, but I don't remember who they played or if they won. I wonder how anyone watched the games while they were at work? (Maybe they weren't on TV yet...1960?) It seems like a pretty all-American classroom activity! We took our Series seriously in those days.

6 comments:

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Our kids stayed up late to watch the Sox. Their father seems to think this is history in the making and worth losing sleep over.

He also had them call their cousins that live in Denver and place bets on the winner of the series. It was funny to hear him and Katy on the phone calling each other out and talking some smack!

gab said...

I would much rather my kids watch the World Series than cartoons, which they watch on rainy day recess.

Polly said...

I was just telling Nick last night that when I was in Elementary school, the world series was BIG and we all knew the teams and the players and had our favorites..He said it was because at the time it was the great American pastime. It is interesting how our generation is getting more nostalgic even though there is so much to look forward too.

Joy Des Jardins said...

The World Series was always a big deal in our house...just like Superbowl and the NBA Championships were too. We were and still are a big sports family. I remember staying up for such events and my kids did too. I don't know if it's just me, but it feels differently now. Maybe I'm looking at it through adult eyes now...and not through the excitement of a child's eyes.

Miggs said...

I remember long ago the Dodgers beating the Yankees and I threw my Yankees jacket behind the dryer in disgust of their poor play.

This year, I turned off the game in the 5th inning in disgust and turned on "Big Love" (as a punishment).

Hopefully, the Rockies will not embarrass themselves tonight.

Cynthia Samuels said...

Of COURSE the Pirates won! In my Pgh elementary school they played the games on the intercom into all the classrooms. If you go to the Baseball Hall of Fame, you'll see the video of the series-winning home run in the lobby - Bill Mazeroski hitting one out of the park, past the statue of Honus Wagner toward the Carnegie Museum.
What great memories though; even so the World Series is still full of drama and plenty of fun, no?