Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30

Thread: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

  1. #1
    Cruisin' for trouble
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    3,290

    Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Here's the link:

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...eries.html.php

    This is the part that disturbs me the most:

    "Not that he didn't have some help. He had a horrible childhood, was abused by a relative and had a father who was never there. Carbo says that as soon as he came up with the Reds, team trainers supplied him with amphetamines -- calling them vitamins -- and said that he more or less had to take them. He was soon hooked, and from there moved on to pain pills, sleeping pills cocaine and just about everything else you can imagine."

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,627

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Carbo was a mess, a big ole mess. The Reds might have contributed to it, Bernie however lived in the fast track all through the 70's lifestyle wise.

  4. #3
    Member GADawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Athens, Georgia
    Posts
    1,115

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    damn another Hall of Fame dream dashed

  5. #4
    Party like it's 1990 Blitz Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,716

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Man, before my time. Tell me more about Bernie Carbo gentlemen. I'm sure I could look him up on Wiki (and I have heard of him of course) but I would rather hear your first-hand tales.

  6. #5
    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Back in Florida
    Posts
    8,149

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Bernie Carbo. Drafted BEFORE Johnny Bench.
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

    http://dalmady.blogspot.com

  7. #6
    Member GADawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Athens, Georgia
    Posts
    1,115

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Bernie Carbo. Drafted BEFORE Johnny Bench.
    I wonder how many women he got using that very line?

  8. #7
    Member Strikes Out Looking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    2,449

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    The Book, Game Six, goes into detail on Bernie Carbo and his demons. I highly recommend it.
    Win the Division

  9. #8
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,627

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    The Book, Game Six, goes into detail on Bernie Carbo and his demons. I highly recommend it.
    Yep, party boy Bernie

  10. #9
    My clutch is broken RichRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    3,869

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Carbo loaded.
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

  11. #10
    For a Level Playing Field RedFanAlways1966's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Oakwood, OH
    Posts
    11,725

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS



    My 1st thought when I see Bernie Carbo's name is that scene from the 1970 World Series. A bit before my time, but one that I have seen and read about many times. Worst umpiring position and call... ever!

    On the topic at hand here... I'd assume there were many-many MLB players that played high in that era. And they were supplied by the team. Just a guess.
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

  12. #11
    Beer is good!! George Anderson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    4,734

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post


    My 1st thought when I see Bernie Carbo's name is that scene from the 1970 World Series. A bit before my time, but one that I have seen and read about many times. Worst umpiring position and call... ever!

    On the topic at hand here... I'd assume there were many-many MLB players that played high in that era. And they were supplied by the team. Just a guess.
    Oh the HP Umpires positioning on that is atrocious.

    Todays umps have their issues but you won't see todays umpires make a boneheaded positioning mistake like that nowadays.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    1,624

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Oh the HP Umpires positioning on that is atrocious.

    Todays umps have their issues but you won't see todays umpires make a boneheaded positioning mistake like that nowadays.
    Selig catches a load of crow from fans about how he's treated the games, but he sure has cleaned up umpiring. In ten years it will be impossible to explain to new fans just how bad and how contentious umpires used to be.
    "Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010

  14. #13
    All dyslexics must untie!
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    SW Portland, OR
    Posts
    8,604

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Oh the HP Umpires positioning on that is atrocious.
    The audio of Sparky on that play was classic

    "THERE'S NO WAY POSSIBLE YOU SAW THAT PLAY"

    "NO WAY POSSIBLE!"
    Never overlook the obvious

  15. #14
    Beer is good!! George Anderson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    4,734

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    The audio of Sparky on that play was classic

    "THERE'S NO WAY POSSIBLE YOU SAW THAT PLAY"

    "NO WAY POSSIBLE!"
    I watched a replay of the game one night on MLB and I couldn't begin to understand why the umpire Ken Burkhardt got in the position he did. Get back behind the plate a good ten feet and not only will you see the play better but you wont interfere with the play.

    Anyone who thinks the umpiring today is worse than ever really needs to watch some of the old games played 30-40 years ago and see first hand just how much better umpiring is today.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

  16. #15
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,627

    Re: Bernie Carbo was high during 75 WS

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Bernie Carbo. Drafted BEFORE Johnny Bench.
    So was Gene LaMont, Ray Fosse and another catcher... Ken Plesha


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25