Jai-Alai Chalk Talk Hall of Fame

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Retro Jai Alai

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 02:00:07 AM by Milfordfan

I've been watching a lot of the ESPN Yankee classics the last couple of days, since the passing of George Steinbrenner, and I have to say there's certain things I kinda miss. ( One or no batting gloves, players not jacked up, handshakes instead of chest bumping, and REAL stirrups ! )

On all of these retro sports shows, so many things are noticeable right off the bat. My question to the more seasoned fans here is, if someone were to watch a Jai Alai tape from 1977, what differences would be noticeable to the untrained eye. ( Players smaller, style of play different, uniforms/gear. etc ) ?

I would think that Jai Alai would be the LEAST changed sport visually in the last 30 years or so. Is that so ?


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