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« Reply #300 on: April 24, 2017, 08:36:21 PM »

I was  in Phiily--at U of P. in 1966.

You  get used to  time change---took  forever to  get used  to 10AM  Sunday  NFL.   5&6  Pm starts  were a problem--but  video   recorders came along in 75.

DVRs  of course are great.

Scully  was  so big in  Dodger early  days  bc  of so many Eastern and  Central  time  Dodger  AWAY  games.   Games used to start at  8PM. So LA commuters  could  listen to Scully at 5PM   thousandsof   times  M-F    driving home  from  work.

Now many away games  are in the West--SD,SF, Az,CO  etc.

Even for Vin,timing   was everything.
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« Reply #301 on: April 30, 2017, 04:42:52 PM »

Anthony Rendon, Nationals 3B, went 6-6, 3 HR and 10 RBI in 23-5 win over Mets. Those offensive marks only reached once before -- Walker Cooper in 1949. Missed a 4th HR by maybe a foot (high off the walll). What you call a good day at the plate!
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« Reply #302 on: June 04, 2017, 07:06:35 PM »

Jimmy Piersall, 87, died yesterday. RIP. "Fear Strikes Out."
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« Reply #303 on: June 04, 2017, 08:24:25 PM »

Bipolar.Great  fielder.  Perkins played him in Fear Strikes  Out.

Remember  when  hit 100th  HR  for  Mets--62  or 63--ran  around bases backwards. 

 
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« Reply #304 on: June 05, 2017, 12:47:52 PM »

Bipolar.Great  fielder.  Perkins played him in Fear Strikes  Out.

Remember  when  hit 100th  HR  for  Mets--62  or 63--ran  around bases backwards. 


Doctor, I admire Tony Perkins as an actor but ... Piersall was ticked off Perkins was cast. He had absolutely ZERO athleticism and didn't know a baseball from a hockey puck. He didn't know how to throw a baseball, stand in the batters' box, swing a bat, etc.

Also, heard Bob Ryan of Boston Globe say Piersall is one of maybe 2-3 players to catch a ball BEHIND the three monuments that stood in CF In the old Yankee Stadium outfield. As Mel Allen would say, "How about that!"
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« Reply #305 on: June 05, 2017, 10:08:33 PM »

Rite--Piersall hated movie--but$$$.

Doubt  about  100% not done in a game. Maybe  BP?   More  likely  fielding practice before game.  Recall how  much fun that was  to  watch?  No   more.
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« Reply #306 on: June 06, 2017, 07:37:17 AM »

Rite--Piersall hated movie--but$$$.

Doubt  about  100% not done in a game. Maybe  BP?   More  likely  fielding practice before game.  Recall how  much fun that was  to  watch?  No   more.

Yeah, I'm gonna try to find out more about anyone catching ball behind monuments. As for movie, wonder if father, played by Malden, was really THAT much of an ogre.
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« Reply #307 on: June 06, 2017, 05:10:51 PM »

I never saw movie--but dads  are  always given bad raps.  Should blame Earl Woods and Richard Williams  too.

As many Yank games as I've seen, and never to have heard it?   Impossible.

He also  brot a bug spray can to the plate  in Houston before the Astrodome  was built .
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« Reply #308 on: June 06, 2017, 06:51:24 PM »

I never saw movie--but dads  are  always given bad raps.  Should blame Earl Woods and Richard Williams  too.

As many Yank games as I've seen, and never to have heard it?   Impossible.

He also  brot a bug spray can to the plate  in Houston before the Astrodome  was built .

Only thing about the monuments story I found was that Bobby Murcer had a ball hit over his head and roll behind the monuments. To field it, he apparently ran between the monuments to get it. Nothing about any catches. Aah, Ryan is a Boston guy ... what does he know!
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« Reply #309 on: June 07, 2017, 12:02:21 PM »

I seem to recall watching a game on TV in which playing for Cleveland, in the middle of an inning at Yankee Stadium, Piersall decided to simply "hide" behind the monuments and would not come out to his CF position until coaxed. Is that possible?
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« Reply #310 on: June 07, 2017, 12:51:29 PM »

Sure--bipolars  get  paranoid.
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« Reply #311 on: June 07, 2017, 12:58:58 PM »

Mike, think it has been established that anything was possible with Jimmy. Sounds like him! We could use more guys like him in the game today. What's forgotten was he was a very solid -- admittedly not great -- ballplayer.

Story in Wash Post this morning recounted by ex-Senators pitcher Jim Hannan. Hannan hitched a ride with Piersall to the Senators 1962 opener at DC (later renamed RFK) Stadium. Piersall was driving a 1937 Chevy which broke down right in front of the White House (in those days traffic flowed freely on Pennsylvania Avenue). They abandoned the car and got a cab to the stadium. Later, Pres Kennedy (who knew Piersall from Jimmy's Boston days) called Piersall to pull his chain saying "What're you doing leaving that heap in front of my house."
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« Reply #312 on: June 07, 2017, 03:40:21 PM »

Maybe his  messing around was to  distract Mantle--I read that somewhere.

In 63 WS  Howard  hit one off Ford  to monuments--liner then on ground--believe a  double.
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« Reply #313 on: July 01, 2017, 04:27:52 PM »

Just WOW!!

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the most prized items of Babe Ruth memorabilia — both owned by actor Charlie Sheen — sold for more than $2 million each at auction.

Ruth's 1927 World Series ring had a winning bid of $2,093,927 at the first Lelands.com Invitational Auction. The 1919 contract of Ruth's sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees went for $2,303,320. Both started with bids of $100,000.
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« Reply #314 on: July 01, 2017, 05:45:46 PM »

I met Sheen--loves   BB.

BTW,  Dodgers had  52  HRs  in June ---broke  record  of  53  Bums--pretty  impressive.
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« Reply #315 on: July 01, 2017, 06:23:04 PM »

The ring went for about what it was expected to go for. The contract went for roughly twice as much as they thought that it would bring. Apparently, by wearing the ring, Sheen was very slowly eroding the GHR initials on the inside of the band. Luckily, he stopped but it still lost it some value.
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« Reply #316 on: July 02, 2017, 01:00:57 AM »

He has a  great  Clemente  collection.   But his  sale raises the  ?--why,   need the $$ now?

Of real  name  Carlos  Estevez--believe of PR  descent.
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« Reply #317 on: July 02, 2017, 08:05:02 AM »

Sheen supposedly is $11M in debt, a sizable chunk of that to the IRS. This $4M doesn't even get him half way home, but a good start I guess. Sad tale.
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« Reply #318 on: July 02, 2017, 12:01:49 PM »

Always  the reason.  Why else would  Holyfield,  Erving et all  have auctions.   Baylor  got  about  $300,000 for his All  Star  MVP  -1959--Rookie yr.   Elgin's  reason--

"I wanted to  give the public a chance to see it."  Really? -still  have  not  seen it except in auction catalogue.
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« Reply #319 on: July 02, 2017, 02:31:41 PM »

Don't these guys know to hire good accountants. Usually it's the IRS back taxes that kill them financially.  In Sheen's case, guess he could also claim his decision-making impaired by drugs?? Not to mention how much cash he dropped purchasing drugs and other "life-style" items. Still have his Malibu home??
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« Reply #320 on: July 03, 2017, 12:20:09 AM »

2and half men in syndication--got tobe paying him  alot.  The problem is  they think $$ will  keep on coming. 

Also,  too  many yes men.As  Groucho  once said--"I'll  ask my lawyer--if he  says yes,I'll  get a new  lawyer."
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« Reply #321 on: July 03, 2017, 12:00:54 PM »

Saw a report that Richard Jefferson, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a veteran NBA player who was pretty good in his day, had been fleeced $7 MM by his "manager". Sad if true.
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« Reply #322 on: July 03, 2017, 03:07:03 PM »

Iverson--BK.   


Nicholas  cage--BK.    Sure the list is endless.

PS  --Jeffersons  high pitched voice  is a trip.   Big guy--6-6,  -6-7  230  lbs.  Give it a listen.
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« Reply #323 on: August 07, 2017, 08:12:41 AM »

Darren Daulton, all-star catcher for Phillies and World Series champion Marlins in the 90s, succumbs to brain cancer. Only in his 50s, age-wise.

Don Baylor also died today.  What a clutch player. Just a tiny bit short of HoF numbers. More clutch, though, than some players already enshrined in Cooperstown.
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« Reply #324 on: August 07, 2017, 01:31:12 PM »

Loved Baylor's  bravery.  Didn't care  about getting  hit--just turned back .  Never got angry when hit.

Briefly with yanks too.
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« Reply #325 on: August 07, 2017, 04:54:52 PM »

Bet few know Baylor once stole 52 bases in a season. A lot for a power guy.
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« Reply #326 on: August 07, 2017, 05:22:54 PM »

Wasn't  he traded  for Reggie?
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« Reply #327 on: August 07, 2017, 07:30:17 PM »

Yes, he was.

Charlie Finley was too cheap to pay Reggie in Oakland and traded Jackson and P Ken Holtzman to the Orioles for Baylor and P Mike Torrez.

Reggie played one season for the Orioles, then signed as a Free Agent with the Yankees. Baylor did the same, playing one year for the A's, then signing as a FA with the Angels.
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« Reply #328 on: August 07, 2017, 09:02:37 PM »

I admit  it--I had  a Reggie bar.  Sort  of like  a  bad  Powerhouse--which was good.   BTW,  are Clark Bars  gone too?.  [ Jack Clark?] Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #329 on: August 08, 2017, 07:55:44 AM »

Don't know if Clark Bars are still around or not. I liked them as a kid although they've gotta have kept many dentists in business (the way they stuck to your teeth). Invented in the 19th Century so ... maybe Jack Clark of the NY Highlanders?
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