Barry Zito

The two earthquake story tellers who won Die Hard shirts are…

First, thanks to all who commented on yesterday’s post about the 1989 World Series and Loma Prieta earthquake. I’m sincerely impressed by the quality of the comments you all wrote about where you were during that historic temblor. Really, really great stuff. Some of you should have blogs of your own! That is, if you don’t already.

This morning my wife and I drew two names out of a hat from all of the people who commented, and the winners of DIE HARD CO. shirts are (drumroll)…

Daniel Hiatt and Abbey Crnich!

Daniel was actually at Candlestick when the earthquake happened, and noted that smoke emanated from the scoreboard (which I had never heard before).

Abbey wrote a sad yet thoughtful and well-written post about the day of the earthquake being the last time she sat down to watch a game with her grandfather. A great read for anyone who’s shared sports with a family member. As someone whose Nana still keeps score during every Giants game, her memory was very relatable for me.

Playtime is over!

I wrote about how during the earthquake I was in the middle of playing soccer with my awful 7th grade team. I found it interesting/funny that so many of the responses told similar stories of kids playing some game or another, then having it interrupted by the quake.

Chris, Steve and tommyj were playing video games.

Big Red and Conor were playing outside with their friends.

Justin No. 1 was playing with Legos.

Justin No. 2 was also playing soccer.

Butcherboy415 was playing baseball with his mom.

Hadleigh was actually doing homework.

— Many others were sitting in front of the TV, getting ready to watch the game.

Thanks again for entering. If you didn’t win this one, don’t fret — we’re running contests every day this week. For a chance to win today, head to this post and predict Barry Zito’s pitching line for a chance to win the DIE HARD shirt of your choice.

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