Brett pine-tar video proves hard to find

George Brett's nutty

There is an expectation these days that any famous video clip is but a YouTube search away. Not so.

Today is the 25th anniversary of the George Brett pine-tar incident. The tubes are clogged with stories and photographs recounting the event, which as any baseball fan knows captures a display of human anger that may never have been topped and may never be exceeded. I never tire of watching it ... and wanted to do so again this morning.

Couldn't find it on YouTube. Odd.

A Google search turned up a number of links that promised to have it but visits to maybe a half-dozen sites came up empty. Very Odd.

Even my first search of Major League Baseball's official site,, was fruitless.

At last, I did find it there ... and by that point I half-expected to see the clip surrounded by armed guards. There can be no doubt but that an army of copyright lawyers is protecting that baby.

If by some chance you are the last person on the planet who has not seen this video, take a moment and join the club.

And, if you're in the mood for 25th anniversary coverage of a more technical variety, check out "This Year's 25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries." Much easier to find. Much less violent.

(Update: ESPN's Tim Kurkjian has an interesting interview with Brett about The Nutty here. Even mighty ESPN had to settle for a photograph, though.)

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