Monday, October 08, 2018

20 Years Ago on Oct. 8, 1998 -- Two Baseball Playoff Features

October 8, 1998: We started off the day with a reference to the National League Championship Series between the Braves and Padres; game 1 was the previous night, with another game that night. (Also note the second text promo, which references the House's Clinton impeachment debate.)

We then did a mid-morning update for the previous night's Yankees' loss to the Indians, mostly because there was a controversial play involving Chuck Knoblauch that I'm pretty sure I saw on TV (I don't watch much post-season baseball, but I seem to recall it made an impression), so I referenced it in the promo.
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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