Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Way Back Machine: Nickel Beer Night

Speaking of beer and sports, maybe the German brewery promising free beer to fans of the winning team should be reminded of the events of June 1974, otherwise known as Nickel Beer Night. According to USA Today, "Nickel Beer Night in Cleveland drew 25,134 fans but turned into a forfeit victory for the Texas Rangers. Players rushed off the field to escape flying beer bottles and drunken fans before the forfeit was called in the last of the ninth inning."

A recent episode of (I believe) COSTAS NOW that I watched had a segment on this and it was one of the ugliest things I've ever seen in sports. And I root for the Phillies.

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