On October 14th, 1992, a crime was committed. A man named Sid Bream slid across home plate, basically destroying the Pittsburgh Pirates for the rest of the century and all of this one. The Pirates then spent the next two seasons becoming the first team in MLB history to get rid of a 20 game winner and a 100 RBI hitter two years in a row (Drabek/Smiley/Bonds/Bonilla).
A half a year later, I was in a foxhole in the pitch dark allegedly on guard duty in an OP with the National Guard at Fort Dix, NJ, during annual training. On my earphones, I listened to David Volek score a fucking goal in OT of Game Seven, lifting the Islanders over the Pens. I screamed so loud that I woke up the entire unit, revealed our location, and pissed off my 1SG so much he threatened to beat me to death with the company guidon if I ever did that again.
Tonight, the Pens beat the Islanders in the playoffs, and after carrying around that horror for twenty plus years, it has been released.
SCRATCH MY BACK WITH A HACKSAW!