June 9, 2010
On October 27th, 1985 Bret Saberhagen pitched a 5 hit SHO over the St. Louis Cardinals to cap off a dramatic Game 7 Royals World Series victory. One year later, on the very same calendar date, Jesse Orosco sent his glove into orbit somewhere into the heavens over Queens and the New York Mets celebrated their dramatic Game 7 World Series win over the Red Sox. Two teams reaching the pinnacle of professional baseball in back-to-back years in similar fashions. Two great teams in two great sports towns built on a sophisticated balance of savvy vets and prodigious youngsters. But these two proud franchises were on two separate trajectories. And, to me, these two teams symbolize the evolving problems of the MLB and its indifference to creating competitive parity.
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