Originally Posted by macro
Looking forward to the stuff from 1976. There's the DVD set of the 1975 series, of course, and ESPN classic has played the 1975 games, as well. But I don't think I have seen any of the 1976 games since 1976, and I was too young to remember many of the details.
Me too. The '75 series gets all the pub, but the Reds basically embarassed the Yankees in '76. Considering all the dominant Yankee teams that preceded that season and have come afterwards, I am not sure the 1976 Reds don't deserve much more respect as the last truly great small market dynasty we are likely ever to see. They sliced through a good Phillie team and the Yankees like a knife through hot butter. Instead of celebrating that team as the one that established the Big Red Machine as one of the greatest teams ever, it is almost treated as an after thought. The drama of the 75 postseason was incredible. But, I would love to see more of the games from the '76 season on the mlb network, and the fsn replays. Baseball isn't going to pimp it because the Reds were so ridiculously good it is uninteresting to the masses. But it surprises me that local networks haven't treated the 1976 season with more reverence over the years. I have seen replays of the 75 games many times. But I can barely remember one replay from 1976, on Star 64 a couple of years ago on a Sunday afternoon.