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Three home runs.
Watching Yankees vs. Dodgers 1977 World Series Game 6.That was baseball. Love it! ❤
— Alicia Maldonado (@bffalicia) October 18, 2012
Facing elimination this afternoon in Detroit and down 3-0 in the ALCS, Yankees fans need some inspiration. First, let's go back 35 years ago tonight when the Yankees beat the Dodgers 8-4 in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series for their first championship in 15 years. Reggie Jackson's home run trifecta and its aftermath made the No. 3 spot on YES Network's most-memorable-Yankees moment list in 2009. Keith Jackson provided the call for ABC and the Howard Cosell, as always, delivered his succinct, bombastic and eloquent commentary. After the third home run, Cosell summed it up with "Oh, what a beam on his face. How can you blame him? He's answered the whole world!" Tom Seaver also got in a word or two.
Good God...only thing that'd make Yankees postseason seem worse...or better..Actually, it makes everything better. The 1977 World Series.
— Duke (@DukeStJournal) October 18, 2012
Game 4 of the 2012 ALCS was postponed Wednesday due to the threat of rain:
More like a pain delay. #27andCounting
— attackerman (@attackerman) October 18, 2012
No matter what happens today at Comerica Park, the 1977 Game 6 post-game celebration can be enjoyed anytime by Yankees fans on YouTube:
It includes interviews with the late George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin and Thurman Munson, along with Yogi Berra, Mike Torrez and, of course, Jackson himself.
Tigers fans have other priorities:
The burden of being from Michigan: U have 2 listen ad infinatum about the drama of A-Rod, Jeter, Cano - oh & the Tigers have won all 3 games
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 18, 2012
The Red Sox are ready to help in the "hope" department:
Wanna watch a Yankees fan throw up? Remind them they have to look to the 2004 Red Sox for inspiration tonight. :)
— Shawn King (@ShawnKing) October 17, 2012
Speaking of sinking ships:
Members of America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA Wednesday were still recovering pieces of the capsized $8 million, 72-foot catamaran in San Francisco Bay that flipped during a training session a day earlier, as seen in this YouTube video posted Wednesday. The boat carried 11 crew members plus three others -- all were wearing helmets and life vests -- and no one on board was injured. "We did something we had hoped we would never do, and that's capsize an AC72," skipper Jimmy Spithill said. "No question it's a setback for us," The crew will be without their boat for about four months.
"We found our limit," added tactician Tom Slingsby. The 34th America's Cup competition in 2013 will take place in San Francisco Bay beginning in July.
#&8226; Last month, a group of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy went "Gagnam Style" posting a parody of Psy's South Korean pop hit. Their video has more than 5.8 million views. Wednesday, the cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ont., marched to their own beat complete with a dancing Paladin in this clip posted on the North Cadet You Tube page, directed and produced by OCdt. K.X. Zhao:
Not bad, eh?