A twofer today, both from tHeMARksMiTh:
1. David Cone, while a fiery competitor, was often described as cool, and calm. A surgeon on the mound. A cold-blooded killer. That kind of thing. But like anyone else, even David Cone lost his composure on occasion, and this game against the Braves was certainly the most memorable instance of it. I was 16 years-old at the time, and I was watching that game on TV. It probably made me laugh more than anything I'd seen on a baseball diamond to that point, and I'd say that even if I wasn't a Braves fan.
2. Those who argue that the steroid era set us hopelessly adrift in terms of statistics simply don't know their history. It was 1930 -- not 1998 or 1999 -- that was the highest scoring year in baseball history, and a lively ball was considered the culprit (note: the NL the substantially deadened its ball after 1930, while the AL ball was kept relatively lively, which resulted in widely diverging scoring between the two leagues for years, which in turn led to the ascendant popularity of AL baseball). The biggest scoring day in baseball history -- 17.57 runs per game -- took place on April 29, 1930, and tHeMARksMiTh has the details.