January 12, 2010
Do you officially need a break from the Mark McGwire story? Yeah, me too.
That's why I just spent a few minutes chuckling at Wezen-Ball's compliation of stats from Peanuts comic strips and then searching for an old baseball video worthy of a laugh or two.
Here's what we came up with: A "You Gotta Believe" video from the '80s featuring Gary Carter, Mookie Wilson, Roger McDowell, some cigarette-offering punks and a wacky scientist. It's rather strange and if anyone can unravel the plot, I'll respond by asking them to pee in a cup. (Whoops, there I go dipping back into McGwire story mode.)
Interestingly, the Mets recently opposed the applications of a lunchmeat company (really) and the Tug McGraw Foundation for their rights to use "You Gotta Believe." McGraw supposedly coined the term while with the Mets in 1973, but the legal proceedings for both oppositions have been suspended while all sides try to work out a settlement.
(Sigh. Apparently you can't even watch a vintage baseball clip without getting embroiled in a huge controversy. When does the season start again?)