July,1976..old Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Mark Fidrych was pitching for the Tigers against the Orioles that night. Place is jammed packed with 51,000 plus...me and a group of friends were sitting in those great center field bleachers, directly above Paul Blair playing center field. Were right on the railing, and a few of the guys started chanting ‘BLAIR..YOU SUCK”. just havin fun with him. He was so cool about it...he’d turn and look up at us, smiling..then he’d hold his glove kind of in front of him, put his throwing hand in his glove, and flip us off...everyone laughed like hell...R.I.P Mr Blair.
Great story. Though a Reds fan, I used to enjoy watching him patrol center field. He spent a year with the Reds toward the end of his career and he could still go get em in the field, though he was shot as a hitter.