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Edgy DC
Aug 12 2005 09:32 AM

Marty Noble mentioned a Mazzilli/Henderson collision that he recalled. I think he means this one. Mazzilli had a slight case of amnesia, which, if I recall correctly, scared the Hell out of him.

I'm breaking the law here.

Willets Point
Aug 12 2005 10:16 AM

Pro Quest is gonna have your ass in a sling.

Edgy DC
Aug 12 2005 10:26 AM

I'll take it down by the end of the day.

Aug 12 2005 10:43 AM

That's cool, was Maz really the Mets best hitter in 79 as the first article suggests?

Frayed Knot
Aug 12 2005 10:45 AM

Yes, which is sort of like naming someone the tallest midget in the circus.

I don't remember this one specifically.
Dan Norman couldn't play baseball worth a damn but he must have
been a bitch to run into.

Edgy DC
Aug 12 2005 11:05 AM

Yeah, Norman, whatever he lacked, was powerful and aggressive. Mazz was also.

The notion that Mazzill was the the top hitter that legendary season, with Joel Youngblood the only other player who belonged anywhere near the argument, was pretty much as matter of fact as the Times says. Mazz almost won the All-Star MVP that year, and he was hitting over .310 most of the year, but his post-concussion slump seemed to hurt his overall numbers.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 12 2005 11:23 AM

Wayne Twitchell. He was a freaky tall skinny guy whose Phillies' baseball cards could scare ya.


Edgy DC
Aug 12 2005 11:55 AM

How about that Kevin Kobel? Giving up ten hits in five and two thirds but walking away with only two runs yielded.

Aug 12 2005 12:08 PM

Swan was great in the 6 hitter, love the writing..

]Swan's role in all this dramatized the debris left by the loss of a pitching staff that twice caried the Mets to the National League pennent.He is a 28 year old right- hander from Arizona State University who once worked almost in the shawdow of Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman.Now he stands almost alone as the club pro,starting every fifth day for a last place team that last night used seven pitchers before beating the Giants , 6-5, in 12 innings.

these articles are great.

Aug 12 2005 07:50 PM

]Yes, which is sort of like naming someone the tallest midget in the circus.

Well, since it was 1979, I'd go with Smartest Sweat Hog or Hippest Osmond.