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#21 Gibby

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:24 PM

Yes, it does seem early, but technically it's not. Hurricane season is considered to be between June 1 and November 30. So, they pack up and move for a storm that may hit every other year. Yes, it's a big storm ... but pack up and move to a place that has tornadoes and floods and blizzards? Seems like a lot to do to trade one natural disaster for another.


We surfed hurricane Gloria in Sept of 85. The cops were angry, but not enough to come out and get us.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:27 PM

Should we start a drinking game today? So far Bert called Ellsbury Girardi and Dick called Dozier Jeter. Let's see if anyone can stay sober based on errors by these guys

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:28 PM

Should we start a drinking game today? So far Bert called Ellsbury Girardi and Dick called Dozier Jeter. Let's see if anyone can stay sober based on errors by these guys

Heh ... I'm already out ... I'm a lightweight drinker :)

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

Should we start a drinking game today? So far Bert called Ellsbury Girardi and Dick called Dozier Jeter. Let's see if anyone can stay sober based on errors by these guys


I don't think I'm sober yet from last night.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

Drop Gaetti, move Killebrew to 3b, and put Carew circa 1977 at 1b.

I was trying to be realistic.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

Hey ChiTown .... interesting story on farewell tours. I didn't even remember the Chipper Jones one (not surprisingly).

http://bleacherrepor...be-an-mlb-trend

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:48 PM

We surfed hurricane Gloria in Sept of 85.

I roller skated in a buffalo herd in the 70's. Also a bad idea.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:49 PM

Hey ChiTown .... interesting story on farewell tours. I didn't even remember the Chipper Jones one (not surprisingly).

http://bleacherrepor...be-an-mlb-trend


So it is a fairly recent 'thing.' I especially like this quote ... heh ... re farewell tours ... "the whole thing evokes this creepy feeling that the phenomenon might become a ritual: The annual Diet Pepsi/Doritos Farewell Tour."

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:49 PM

I roller skated in a buffalo herd in the 70's. Also a bad idea.


Pictures and/or video would be appreciated. I'd even pay to see that one.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

Ripken did have one (and got some fairly nice foundation donations):

http://www.baltimore...55645.htmlstory


But the deluge of the last 3 years is pretty rare. Like I say, I could have seen one for Thome even though he spent time w/different teams at the end.

I think the league would have liked to honor him that way but I also think he's the type who wouldn't have wanted the pomp and circumstance.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

So it is a fairly recent 'thing.' I especially like this quote ... heh ... re farewell tours ... "the whole thing evokes this creepy feeling that the phenomenon might become a ritual: The annual Diet Pepsi/Doritos Farewell Tour."


I went to 2 or 3 farewell tours for The Who.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

I roller skated in a buffalo herd in the 70's. Also a bad idea.


It was awesome. It hit Long Island and Connecticut. We were in Newport.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

Pictures and/or video would be appreciated. I'd even pay to see that one.

There was no video in the (18)70's.

figured I'd take the shot before someone else could

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Ripken did have one (and got some fairly nice foundation donations):

http://www.baltimore...55645.htmlstory


But the deluge of the last 3 years is pretty rare. Like I say, I could have seen one for Thome even though he spent time w/different teams at the end.

I think the league would have liked to honor him that way but I also think he's the type who wouldn't have wanted the pomp and circumstance.


Yep ... this is what I was thinking when you first suggested Thome in this regard. But one thing the other article pointed out was that those of the last 3 years ... Jeter, Rivera and Jones ... were not just great in baseball, had long careers, but were with one team, being synonymous with their respective teams. And that could be said of Ripken as well. Thome didn't have that 'synonymity.' Also, he never 'announced' his retirement prior to a season ... he just kind of ... was done.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Gardenhire ejected ... that should ensure a Twins win today.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Gardy's right.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:59 PM

Why did Gardy get tossed?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:59 PM

Gardy must have wanted out of the heat and humidity today.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

I wonder if the steal sign is on?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

There was no video in the (18)70's.

figured I'd take the shot before someone else could


meh ... nowadays something could be made, taking some photos and putting it together. Still ... it's something I'd pay to see. Even without the buffalo herd .. just you on roller skates. (hmmm ... another ModCon possibility?)