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 91 
 on: April 01, 2018, 06:43:47 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
Robb, Faye was his middle name (and, in the Southern tradition, I suspect his mother's maiden name). His full name was Maynard Faye Throneberry. Guess he liked Faye more than Maynard. Or, call himself "Butch" or some other nickname.

 92 
 on: April 01, 2018, 06:33:42 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Robb_K
DDW,

Cerv, Lumpe, and just as important to the Yanks' winning ways, the trade in the opposite direction of Faye Throneberry's baby brother Marvelous Marv. Later, on the Mets, Marv tripled but was called out for having missed 2B. Casey, protesting vehemently, denied that Marv missed 2B. Sheepishly, however, Casey admitted that Marv had indeed never touched 1B. And what kind of name is Faye for a boy anyway (we used to think)?

Pete Seeger actually came and performed for my 6th grade class in Brooklyn (my teacher had some Greenwich Village-type connections and brought several entertainer types to our class).
I'm surprised that Faye Throneberry survived to finish elementary school.  What the "H" were his parents thinking?Huh  In Germany, they would NOT have been allowed to give their son such a name.  One of the few good things that came about because of the horrible things The Nazis did, was to make German laws and social systems bend over backwards to provide freedoms and safe conditions to individuals in their society.  They provide safeguards to protect innocent, unborn and young children from the ignorance and stupidity of their parents.  A parent CANNOT name their children a name that "might" lead to ridicule from other children.  So no "Moon Units", Candy Apples, boys named "Sue" or "Fay/Faye", etc.

 93 
 on: April 01, 2018, 03:43:25 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by Shandy
JoeC - People were much more passionate about Dylan, thought he owed them "purity" for some odd reason.

Mike - Cool story:)

 94 
 on: April 01, 2018, 12:55:15 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
DDW,

Cerv, Lumpe, and just as important to the Yanks' winning ways, the trade in the opposite direction of Faye Throneberry's baby brother Marvelous Marv. Later, on the Mets, Marv tripled but was called out for having missed 2B. Casey, protesting vehemently, denied that Marv missed 2B. Sheepishly, however, Casey admitted that Marv had indeed never touched 1B. And what kind of name is Faye for a boy anyway (we used to think)?

Pete Seeger actually came and performed for my 6th grade class in Brooklyn (my teacher had some Greenwich Village-type connections and brought several entertainer types to our class).

 95 
 on: April 01, 2018, 09:03:41 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
mike-dont forget  Cerv & Lumpe. [Istill  have Maris  card from  1958--Indians]

Seeger  hated R&R.  When he heard   Dylan go  electric  at Newport in 1965, he  ran around frantically looking for an axe  to destroy  the sound equipment.

The MC, Peter or  Paul,  almost had stroke/heart attack  too.

As the story goes, think Seeger wanted to use the axe on the cords providing electricity. It was all ridiculous as Chicago's Paul Butterfield Blues Band had just played a full, loud electric set at the Newport Folk Festival and the crowd (including Seeger) said nothing. Pete might as well have been the Little Dutch Boy with his finger in the dike trying to hold back the North Sea as Folk-Rock with the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, etc. became all the rage and the "pure" folk music craze went back to its niche audience (I liked both genres, still do).

 96 
 on: April 01, 2018, 01:56:26 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by doctordoowop
mike-dont forget  Cerv & Lumpe. [Istill  have Maris  card from  1958--Indians]

Seeger  hated R&R.  When he heard   Dylan go  electric  at Newport in 1965, he  ran around frantically looking for an axe  to destroy  the sound equipment.

The MC, Peter or  Paul,  almost had stroke/heart attack  too.

 97 
 on: April 01, 2018, 01:48:36 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by doctordoowop
Robb--i heard  that you can recite  every  leader  in points, rebounds, and  assists   in the NBA  from 1950 to  2017.  For good measure you can give the ethnicity and birthplace of every  leader. Is that true? Grin Grin Grin Grin


 98 
 on: April 01, 2018, 12:38:59 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by bklynmike101
Robb,

Meant to thank you for the info on McNiese - quite interesting. I had no idea what that stamping meant and found very little info on Google. However, I did see an  EBay ad for a mid-60's era stick from one of the prominent Canadians - maybe Beliveau - for which the seller noted a McNiese stamping - something like "McNiese - West Montreal, Canada" as I recall.

Loved seeing your list of PEI native hockey player names, many of which I recognize and had not heard or thought about in years. Rick Vaive was a high goal scorer - 40-50+ per year in his prime, a pretty decent sized star for a while.  Gary Simmons, a goalie, and anything but a star at the NHL level, played for the short-lived California Golden Seals, who then became the Cleveland Barons for an even shorter time, before joining the ranks of the defunct. At a NY Rangers game vs. the aforementioned Barons, I came the closest I ever came to losing my head as a result of a wayward puck (best seats I ever had for a hockey game).  Grin  Ducked just in time.   

Joe,

We wanted to get to Newfoundland, but fell short, spending most of our limited time and budget in PEI with a day trip down to Nova Scotia. I have seen icebergs from the air a few times flying the polar route. 

 99 
 on: April 01, 2018, 12:11:03 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Most Yankees trades in the 40s and 50s were total steals by them. Need a bat for the stretch run and WS, get Eddie Robinson, Suitcase Simpson, Johnny Mize or Country Slaughter? Need a 4 or 5 tool starting OF, get Roger Maris. Trade Norm Siebern, Tom Morgan, Billy Hunter, Bob Grim, Tom Sturdivant or whomever.

Back then, the Yanks used the KC Athletics as their virtual farm club, picking up valuable player after valuable player for just about nothing - Maris, Hector Lopez, Ralph Terry, Art Ditmar, Duke Maas, Slaughter, etc.

Tom Morgan's grandson played high school basketball with my one of my sons (the Morgan kid being by far the better of the two - went on to play small-school college ball as well.)

 100 
 on: March 31, 2018, 10:05:02 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
JoeC - I believe Buffy put it out first, but I can't stand her voice.

Robb - As subtle as it may be, there was a BIG to-do when he did it on the Smothers Brothers show.  I couldn't believe the uproar.  Like you, I'm surprised he got out alive.

Shandy, Here's me putting up non-singer John Prine's song and then agreeing with you wholeheartedly about Buffy S-M. I've NEVER heard a worse, less commercial voice than Buffy's. Something about that god-awful warble in her throat when she sang.

As for Seeger, he got it from all sides. Hard leftists disliked him because he quit the Communist Party in '49 and then spoke out loud and often against Russia, Stalin, etc. The Right vilified him for not "naming names" in the McCarthy era.

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