Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Foster's '77 season was one for the books. He just never cooled off all year. It was the best power season I'd seen. I think he had 2 red seat shots at old Riverfront and broke an OF scoreboard in Phily. He was awesome.
I was lucky enough to play at George Foster's table at the Redsfest Celebrity Poker Tournament. He was extremely gracious, funny and talkative at the table, and an all around nice guy. Like most of the celebrities, I am pretty sure he was not interested in playing poker that long, and moreover, if you knocked any of the celebrities out, you got a signed jersey from them. This created a situation where he had a lot of incentive to go all in, and people had an incentive to call him. However, for the first few hands, he could not lose, and hilariously ended up quadrupling his stack. (He busted several minutes later.)
The main reason I bring this up is that while this was happening I said something like, "This is the hold 'em equivalent of 52 home runs--are you ever going to cool down?" I didn't feel like people at the table thought it was very funny, so I'm hoping people here will appreciate it more.