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 on: August 14, 2020, 01:31:39 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Pedro Martinez for Delino Deshields may be the worst.

PS-Betts tied Mize & Sosa tonite-only guys with 6  three HR games.

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 on: August 13, 2020, 11:42:10 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
That famous Hagan for Russell deal reminds of another infamously ill-fated one - Brock for Broglio. You never know for sure with trades......sometimes win-win, sometimes win-lose, sometimes lose-lose, sometimes OK-OK, sometimes meh-meh. 

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 on: August 13, 2020, 11:38:48 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
I don't want it either. I suppose Robb could rent/drive to Canada easily'safely enough. I've driven LA-Van multiple times when one of my kids attended UBC - simple enough. But there would of course still be whatever risk is entailed in flying back to Europe from Van. Of course, relative to flying to/from anywhere in the US, it's perhaps a somewhat lower risk given that Canada, Netherlands, and much of the rest of Europe have done a far better job of coping with Covid - thus far.

Bill Plashke, lead sports reporter for the LA Times, wrote an interesting article today about his very recent bout with Covid-19 despite having taken serious precautions throughout. He thinks he may have contracted it from having had a few people over for dinner, despite keeping everyone outdoors and maintaining proper social distancing at all times. Yipes!   

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 on: August 13, 2020, 01:31:27 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
Celts also traded Easy Ed McCauley. Russell  made up or the slow white guys, & then added Sam Jones  and Satch Sanders  too. Auerbach always picked great vets--Naulls, Bailey Howell, Carl Braun.  Remember the NYU  Violets?  Laker Happy Hairston played there & 1964 Olympian Barry Kramer. They like St Johns & Manhattan played in MSG a lot.

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 on: August 12, 2020, 01:50:53 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
I hear ya. I don't want any part of Covid. Nasty!

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 on: August 12, 2020, 01:16:47 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
Robb, do you have a Canadian passport? And, if so, I take it you would be allowed to drive a car back into Canada as long as you self-quarantined? I seem to recall you saying that a flight from Canada to Holland would be doable.
No, I don't.  
I figured it couldn't be easy but thought I remembered you saying that if you were in Canada, getting back to Holland would not be the problem it is from this country. Or, I'm just totally misremembering! Happens at my advanced age.
First of all - European bans on airplane landings in their nations coming from USA is not what is keeping me from returning to The Netherlands.  Being in my '70s, and knowing that even athletes in their upper 20s and early 30s , who caught Covid 19, and showed NO symptoms (ridiculously light cases), are now suffering from after affects of their immune system overreacting to The Virus' attack, which has resulted in heart damage, liver, or kidney damage, which may afflict them for the rest of their lives.  I'd rather wait until I can obtain a proven effective vaccine or antibody treatment, before sitting in airport waiting rooms and sitting on an airplane for 10+ hours with 300-500 other people.  I could drive a rental car to Vancouver or Winnipeg, but I can't drive all the way to Europe.  Cheesy

The reason I mentioned leaving from Canada was not only because flights from Canada are allowed to land in Europe, but also because I was visiting my sister in Winnipeg just before coming to L.A. to visit my other sister.  I visit both sisters, each year, between Between late November and the end of January.  Yes, I could fly, or take a train, or bus to Canada, and then fly to Holland.  But being with a lot of people (on a bus, train or airplane) is what I'm trying to avoid.  I'm trying to avoid contact with people, to avoid ANY chance of catching the virus, because I don't want to risk dying, shortening my life drastically, or ruining the quality of the rest of my life by getting heart damage, which could restrict my activity, or give me a heart arythmia and related potential heart stoppage without warning at any time, or chain me to a kidney dialysis machine, or chronic headaches and/or lack of ability to concentrate, or any of hundreds of other afteraffects of having contracted Covid-19 REGARDLESS of the severity of symptoms during the disease's course.

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 on: August 12, 2020, 12:32:58 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Robb, do you have a Canadian passport? And, if so, I take it you would be allowed to drive a car back into Canada as long as you self-quarantined? I seem to recall you saying that a flight from Canada to Holland would be doable.
No, I don't.  I moved with my parents to Chicago when I was 13.  My parents became US citizens after 5 years there.  When I became 21 I had to choose between Canadian and US citizenship, as dual citizenship wasn't allowed back then (it is now).  I could regain citizenship by returning to claim it, but, then I'd have to stay there permanently, and stay in country for at least every day for the first full year (maybe 2 or 3 years-I'm not sure).  I'm not sure if you get only one chance to reclaim citizenship, or you can have unlimited returns.
I figured it couldn't be easy but thought I remembered you saying that if you were in Canada, getting back to Holland would not be the problem it is from this country. Or, I'm just totally misremembering! Happens at my advanced age.

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 on: August 12, 2020, 11:48:13 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
Robb, do you have a Canadian passport? And, if so, I take it you would be allowed to drive a car back into Canada as long as you self-quarantined? I seem to recall you saying that a flight from Canada to Holland would be doable.
No, I don't.  I moved with my parents to Chicago when I was 13.  My parents became US citizens after 5 years there.  When I became 21 I had to choose between Canadian and US citizenship, as dual citizenship wasn't allowed back then (it is now).  I could regain citizenship by returning to claim it, but, then I'd have to stay there permanently, and stay in country for at least every day for the first full year (maybe 2 or 3 years-I'm not sure).  I'm not sure if you get only one chance to reclaim citizenship, or you can have unlimited returns.

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 on: August 12, 2020, 11:39:18 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
Ah yes, Leja was a "can't miss" Yankee prospect at 1B who missed by a mile. Preston Ward, great name, yellow '59 card, was a classic itinerant utility guy who had a decent career as a super-sub type. Consolo (red '60 card), another over-hyped bonus baby, and Lepcio (blue '60 card), who spent a week or two on my Mets at the end, are other examples of utility guys. While with the Phils circa '59 or '60, Lepcio had the distinction of being described by his manager Eddie Sawyer as 'the worst ballplayer I ever saw". In rality, he was not all that bad, just mdiocre at the MLB level, which is pretty darned good.

Others coming to mind just now, Bobby Malkmus, Al Pilarcik, Reno Bertoia - my brain has millions of these guys taking up space.  Grin

I came along post-Rochester. Royals were in Cincinnati with Twyman and the Big O as the stars - Arlen Bockhorn - Wayne Embry - Cousy for a brief spell. Those Celtics you mentioned may have been slow, but oh they could play in their day - loved Luscutoff's moniker "Jungle Jim". Frank Ramsay also comes to mind.

Petit was a beast in his day. Remember Cliff Hagan too. Easy Ed McCauley was just before my time.

Seemed like Boston Celtics over the SL Hawks in the championship round every year in those days.   

The Hawks (who recently moved to St. Louis from Milwaukee), sealed their doom by trading the draft choice to The Celtics, which got them Bill Russell, merely for Cliff Hagan.  Although Hagan was a good player for a long time, nobody in Hawks' management imagined that Russell would dominate, so strongly, his position during his era.

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 on: August 12, 2020, 11:13:55 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Ah yes, Leja was a "can't miss" Yankee prospect at 1B who missed by a mile. Preston Ward, great name, yellow '59 card, was a classic itinerant utility guy who had a decent career as a super-sub type. Consolo (red '60 card), another over-hyped bonus baby, and Lepcio (blue '60 card), who spent a week or two on my Mets at the end, are other examples of utility guys. While with the Phils circa '59 or '60, Lepcio had the distinction of being described by his manager Eddie Sawyer as 'the worst ballplayer I ever saw". In rality, he was not all that bad, just mdiocre at the MLB level, which is pretty darned good.

Others coming to mind just now, Bobby Malkmus, Al Pilarcik, Reno Bertoia - my brain has millions of these guys taking up space.  Grin

I came along post-Rochester. Royals were in Cincinnati with Twyman and the Big O as the stars - Arlen Bockhorn - Wayne Embry - Cousy for a brief spell. Those Celtics you mentioned may have been slow, but oh they could play in their day - loved Luscutoff's moniker "Jungle Jim". Frank Ramsay also comes to mind.

Petit was a beast in his day. Remember Cliff Hagan too. Easy Ed McCauley was just before my time.

Seemed like Boston Celtics over the SL Hawks in the championship round every year in those days.   

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