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1984 Reunion / Mouthing off to Cubs fans

May 31st, 2009 by Melvin

1984 Padres ReunionWe sat in the upper reserved section for the 1984 reunion game. We were promptly met at our seats by one of those guys you see at theme parks entrances forcing you to pose for a picture. They’re paid by number of photos they take, so of course they made us pose. Pretty sure they’re going to be trolling all season long. I’m the kind of guy who will just find the photo on the website and post it on Facebook for free. Actually friend of The Sac Bunt Archi Cianfrocco is the kind of guy who does that.

MC Ted Leitner asked how many were in attendance for the Cubs series in 1984, my parents (Pops donned his Cubs Busters shirt for the game) cheered loudly. Afterwards my dad reminded me I too should have been cheering, since I was there as well. Though at the time I was more concerned with spitting up on myself than watching baseball.

1984 Padres ReunionLots of emotional video montages played before the event, and throughout the night in between innings. Apparently Cubs fans were upset the Padres chose to celebrate the 1984 season, which culminated in a playoff series comeback win against against them. Seems kind of strange to me since the game technically was a Padres home game, why should the consider what Cubs fans might think?

After the 84 team was introduced, a blast of yellow, brown, and orange streamers shot from just behind us along the roof of the stadium. A few streamers got stuck on the support wire for the net behind home plate. That photo shows both the stuck streamers, and just how many Cubs fans invaded that series.

Steve Garvey, Kurt Bevacqua, Dave Dravecky, Greg Harris, Terry Kennedy, Craig Lefferts, Tim Lollar, Kevin McReynolds, Mark Thurmond, Harry Dunlop (the bullpen coach), Norm Sherry (pitching coach) and Ozzie Virgil (third-base coach) were in attendance.
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