Peter Gammons' Tweeterverse

Van Everyman

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Berman was a loud mouth, huge drinker, but generous. The “cmon leather, you’re with me”story is absolutely true.
Oh yeah? How so?

How was Olberman pompous in a bar? Was Karl Ravech’s wig as bad in person? And, did Mike Tirico seem as skeezy as he apparently was?

I’d also be curious about Rich Eisen, Kenny Mayne and Stu Scott.

Now back to Old Hickory.
 
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8slim

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Today, I was taking a bunch of old newspapers out to the curb for recycling and the smell of the newsprint + 90+ degree heat hit me. And that combination is the smell of reading Gammons' Sunday column as a kid at the beach in the 90s. I would pour over his Sunday column, plus the weekly update to the stats page like it was my bible. Shit, it *was* my bible.
Oh man, now you have me imagining that smell and thinking of those Sundays in the 80s/early 90s reading the Sundy notes. In those pre-Internet days there really was nothing better to read than that as an avid baseball fan. It's funny, there's a million more times the info available today, and yet nothing sticks with me the way his weekly column did.
 

Patriot_Reign

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Berman was a loud mouth, huge drinker, but generous. The “cmon leather, you’re with me”story is absolutely true.

TJ was kind of a dick. Cheap. Joe Theisman was so fucking full of himself it was insane. Most self love I think I’ve ever witnessed in a person.
Bill Clement, the hockey guy was awesome. Like Gammons, would sit at the bar and just tell stories for hours.
Tom Mees was a sweetheart. Linda Cohn was sneaky hot and very nice. Dan Patrick was a regular guy, funny as hell. Oberman was as pompous as you can imagine. One of the waitresses cleaned Charlie Steiner’s place and said it was always full of weed.

I’ll think of more…..it was a fun time

Thanks for sharing, please share more then you can.
I've always been fascinated to hear how people actually are when the cameras are turned off.
Can remember Gerry Callahan telling a story maybe 15ish years ago about how Mike Ditka had a reputation for getting into the whiskey pretty early in the day so if you were trying to get him for an interview plan accordingly.
 

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In that story Gammons said he stopped writing his Sunday baseball notes column in 1985. He’s wrong about that, right?

I wasn’t baseball crazy until 1986 and I know for a fact that I read his columns in the late 80s and early 90s. I distinctly recall being bummed when Larry Whiteside would give Pete a breather and I was even more bummed when Gordon Edes took over.

Not That Whiteside or Edes were bad but they were no Gammons.
 

RedOctober3829

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Today, I was taking a bunch of old newspapers out to the curb for recycling and the smell of the newsprint + 90+ degree heat hit me. And that combination is the smell of reading Gammons' Sunday column as a kid at the beach in the 90s. I would pour over his Sunday column, plus the weekly update to the stats page like it was my bible. Shit, it *was* my bible.

To add on to the stories about Gammons being nice, I ran into him when I was working on Fever Pitch at Fenway and he was just excited to see Fenway on screen again. I was a recent college graduate and he could not have been any nicer to me, letting me pick his brain about the 04 Sox (the movie was shot in September).
Me too man. Some of my best memories as a kid was on our annual beach vacation to York ME on Sunday morning my dad and I would walk down to the corner store for donuts and the Sunday Globe. Pouring over all of the notes columns as a kid helped me get so into sports. It’s crazy how much we used to rely on newspapers for stuff like the daily standings, pitching matchups, etc that we can pull up on a phone in 10 seconds.
 

Patriot_Reign

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In a sense it is kind of depressing that a good newspaper was just this massive influx of information as you read it but now is largely irrelevant. Moved to Brighton in '98 and for years had a 1+ hour commute via the green & red lines. The Herald was the perfect format to read on the T at 6am that made the commute go quick. Now it's just scrolling thru Twitter or whatever app on your phone.