The Marlins FSN just ran an interview with Tony Perez. He's obviously in town for the Davy Concepcion number retiring ceremony.
They asked him about game 7 of the 1975 World Series, and he told a story about Sparky Anderson.
Doggie, in his inimitable style, said he saw Sparky walk down the runway to the clubhouse in the sixth inning. He followed him and asked "Sparky, what's wrong?"
Sparky replied "What do you mean what's wrong?! We're down 3-0 in the 7th game of the world series, that's what's wrong!!"
Tony said "I told him not to worry, we'll get a couple of guys on this inning and I'll hit a home run and bring them in".
"And I did".
Man, I miss Doggie. I'm glad he has a job in Miami where he's so revered in the local community. But I'll never, ever forgive Jim Bowden for firing him.
He could have stayed in Cincinnati forever as a coach, but he was disgraced and run out of town on a rail by that gutless punk-ass. Fired with a phone call, after all he meant to the Reds and Cincinnati.
Anyway, it was very cool hearing that awesome voice tell that story.