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Remembering Bob Watson

May 17, 2020

A tremendous hitter and eventually a title winning general manager, Bob Watson, who died days back, made me look very good, one June night at Shea Stadium in 1977.

Bob, in my book, was one of the best hitters of his time, a time that preceded today’s “watered down pitching.”

The lone woman in Bob Wolff’s broadcasting class asked about keeping score that June night when Bob brought the class to Shea Stadium for Astros (then of course a National League team) vs Mets.

Bob Watson was up with the bases loaded and 2 out, T5 when I told the classy, beautiful Adrienne, mark down 2 rbi single (2r1b) for Mr. Watson, as he was about to take his turn at bat.

As if Mr. Watson could “hear me,” he delivered a 2 run single.

Art Howe followed with an rbi hit and now I hope the right entity “hears me,” as I hope Mr. Howe and so many others, recover from complications due to the coronavirus.

 

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Bob Watson, pictured above

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