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Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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Lincecum & Mathewson vs. Halladay & Fox

If you’re lucky enough to not be a Cablevision subscriber, enjoy Game One of the 2010 NLCS tonight on Fox. If you’re like me, you’re rushing off to a radio to hear Tim Lincecum square off against Roy Halladay in one of the few matchups that fairly screams “PITCHING DUEL!” in advance (which means it will probably be 8-7 after three).

As long as the two aces are evoking a time gone by (staticky AM reception included), take a trip back to 1905 with me, to the last time a Giants pitcher traveled to Philadelphia for a postseason game — I wrote about Christy Mathewson, the Philadelphia Athletics and some historical parallels with young Mr. Lincecum on the New York Times Bats blog on Friday here. I hope you enjoy it more than I’ll enjoy not being able to see Halladay and Lincecum tonight.

And happy tenth anniversary to this postseason classic, remembered here by Matthew Callan. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen Game Five of the 2000 NLCS on television either, but I had a good excuse.

3 comments to Lincecum & Mathewson vs. Halladay & Fox

  • Robert

    You can watch the game on the pc go to click on 7:30 P.M. San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

  • Thanks. This, in sync (almost) with Dan Shulman and Dave Campbell, has been a decent substitute, as long as I don’t remember I pay for effing cable television.

  • dmg

    wish i had seen this last night. stayed home to see it with my son. we wound up watching the simpsons movie instead (nobody jamming my dvd player).
    murdoch vs dolans — talk about not having anyone to root for.