7/16/2007

A Blast From The Past...


I think that even non-Cubs fans and non-baseball fans will appreciate this. Just make sure you don't listen to it at work or in front of small children, unless you think it's good they learn profanity at a young age.


*On April 29, 1983, during Lee Elia's tenure as the Cubs' manager, the Cubs suffered a one-run home loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the game, he held a post-game press conference at which he lashed out in a profanity-laced tirade directed at the fans at Wrigley Field—which at that time featured only daytime games—for booing and heckling the team.

7 comments:

Cooper said...

Whew. We can use a cleansing breath here, people. In through your nose, out through your fucking ass. Two more ... One more ... and rest.

Bubs said...

Thank you, THANK YOU, for that little stroll down memory lane! That Lee Elia tirade is one of my favorite sound clips ever, and it works on so many levels: as Cubs history, as a bright shining moment in baseball coaching, and as a monument to out of control middle aged male anger.

That was awesome.

slinger said...

WOW, I went ahead and listened to it at work. That was great, especially when he says "Those mother fuckers don't even work!" Had me cracking up.

Johnny Yen said...

This is a classic. The funny thing was that he was absolutely right. Back then most of the crowd were bums.

I do believe he'd had a couple of cocktails before the news conference. And he was fired not too long after this little incident.

Skylers Dad said...

Great clip Chris, one of the all-timers!! They still use parts of it on the intro to a morning sports talk show here in the Denver area.

Unclejbird said...

Wow...that's legendary.

Reminds me of the quote from "A Christmas Story":

"In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan."

Dale said...

I loved that and think it should be broadcast before any game, even checkers.