Klapisch: Can you hear me now? Surviving Game 7 of the 1991 World Series

From Bob Klapisch at The National Pastime Museum on October 13, 2017:

It’s not very often that your senses are overwhelmed by sound and fury when you encounter a wall of noise so thick it’s pointless to speak. When no one can hear you. When you cannot hear yourself. When you mortgage away the rest of the night to the ringing in your ears.

That’s what it felt like in the Metrodome in the 10th inning of Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Or, more accurately, what it sounded like—a decibel assault of biblical proportions. The Minnesota Twins had just prevailed over the Atlanta Braves in one of the most electrifying endings of the World Series. 

I remember thinking how lucky I was to be writing about this historic game, turning to my right to tell Michael Kay exactly that. Kay, who now broadcasts Yankees games for the YES Network, was a New York Daily News reporter at the time, just like me. We couldn’t have been sitting more than six inches apart in a tightly packed press box. Yet, neither one of us could hear the other—our words were swallowed up in an ocean of sound.

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Originally published: October 13, 2017. Last Updated: October 13, 2017.