May 22, 2013
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About Steve TrederSteve Treder has presented papers to the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, and to the SABR Annual Convention. His articles have been published in Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, as well as in The National Pastime. A lifelong San Francisco Giants’ fan, he is Vice President for Strategic Development for Western Management Group, a compensation consulting firm headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
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Eddie Kendricks got to keep on truckin'. How will our three franchises roll?
Your mama don't dance, and your daddy don't rock and roll. Will our heroes do better than that?
Don McLean drove his Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry. What will our franchises discover this year?
Let's swing into the '70s with our latest fictional fun.
Join Steve as he launches another virtual scenario, triple-franchise style.
Spilled Melky, deeper Dodgers, and a raging race
Recent weeks in this less-than-highest-quality division have brought an innovation, a swoon, and a challenge.
It's the nation's one and only Bicentennial. Will any of our many prove beneficiarial?
Jaws is showing at the drive-in. On the radio, Billy Swan is singing, "I Can Help." Get your leisure suit on and check out the scene in the American League East.
The Watergate scandal is swirling into such a force that it drives the President to resign from office. Will any of our American League East franchises be flashing the "V" sign?
For our franchises three, what will it be in '73?
The Winter Games are in Sapporo, and the Summer Games are in Munich. Will any of our three ball clubs perform Olympian feats?
Not quite one-third of the way into the season, so far it's been a runaway.
The Beatles are going their separate ways. All in the Family and Soul Train are debuting on the tube. Will our ball clubs be having fun in '71?
In season one, our Yankees got Tommy D., our Red Sox kept The Hawk, and our Indians got The Boomer. What might be in store this time around?
It's time for another virtual-franchise triple-header. This time it's the Yankees in the Roy White era, the Red Sox in the Rico Petrocelli era, and the Indians in the, um, Eddie Leon era.
Will the 2012 Giants escape the lousy hitting that doomed them in 2011?
Nixon is squaring off against Humphrey in what will turn out to be a squeaker, with Wallace in as a third-party spoiler. Our final race makes that one look like a snoozer.
And remember, if you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
Batman and The Monkees are on TV. In Cold Blood and Valley of the Dolls top the bestseller lists. How might our contenders gain notice?
In Washington DC, marchers are protesting the Vietnam War. In San Francisco, the term "hippie" is being coined. In Los Angeles, Watts erupts into riot. What will our counterfactual trio be doing?
The Beatles are invading, it's all the way with LBJ, and we understand that Brock kid might be available.
In a world in which Boyer is a Giant, Flood is a Red, and Alou is a Cardinal, who will reach The Fall Classic?
Cue Wolfman Jack, baby. Our American Graffiti-era competitors are ready to deliver quite a show.