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  • #140811

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    Ross Perot was alive as recently as yesterday?

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    #140812

    Canadian Soldier
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    Ross Perot was alive as recently as yesterday?

    I thought I heard a “giant sucking sound”* yesterday but figured it came from Florham Park. :smile:

    *Perot, 1992

    #140813

    Danny Duberstein
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    Thanks Ross.  Congrats on a job…done.

    #140814

    Lebron
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    Wonder what would have happened if he didn’t do the drop out/drop back in for the ’92 election.

    #140815

    Lebron
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    Getting his employees out of Iran was pretty good.

    #140816

    Danny Duberstein
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    Getting his employees out of Iran was pretty good.

    Or is it? https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1992-07-09-9203020097-story.html

    #140817

    GusChiggins
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    Forgot about Fatty’s column yesterday. Which is apropos, as guest Chris Ballard’s column is entirely forgettable.

    One of the things I do on Sundays to press pause and appreciate the journey is to take a walk around the field. I don’t take a single day for granted in this league; we only get 16 competition days. I like to take it all in, from the noises, the smells—especially playing on grass in an outdoor stadium—and the freshness of a new day and new hope.

    Yawn. Kind of like an even more vanilla Mike Lombardi.

    Chris, with baseball, there are 162 games to smell that grass.

    What’s a executive for a team doing a guest column for a ‘major’ national football writer? No conflict of interest there. I’m fact, I’m sure this will only help King in his never-ending search for the truth.

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    #140818

    jforb
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    That’s some mighty fine mixing of tenses Coach

    Give me the MLB All-Star Game and inject it into my veins. I’ve always loved everything about it since I was a kid. It used to be even more special before interleague play, but I still get geeked up to watching player introductions and the first couple trip through the starters. Then I would wait to see when Mike Greenwell or Bruce Hurst, etc. would get into the game

    #140819

    Lebron
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    Getting his employees out of Iran was pretty good.

    Or is it? https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1992-07-09-9203020097-story.html

    I don’t doubt there’s embellishment but he still made the effort to get them out.

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    #140822

    Humphrey
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    Re: Perot being still alive until today.

    For that matter, what about this guy? As far as his career goes the last decade or so, “it’s just sad”.

    #140823

    Lebron
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    All Star Game.  Not sure I’ve watched an All Star Game since maybe ’81 when it was the first game after the strike.  I remember Fred Lynn hitting a grand slam when he was with the Angels so that must have been ’82?  Fred Lynn always showed up at the All Star game, I can remember 3 home runs – ’79 at the Kingdome, ’80 I’m guessing at Dodger Stadium, and the grand slam which I think was at Comiskey Park.  That ’79 game was a good one, maybe one of the better ones overall.   I didn’t even see the Pedro performance in ’99.  I was like Vincent Vega and didn’t own a tv.

    #140824

    Lebron
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    It was the ’83 ASG when Lynn hit the grand slam, still the only one in ASG history.

    Was looking at the 1980 ASG, game time was 2:33 :wub:

    #140825

    Yahtzee
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    I enjoy seeing Tito and Cora chatting it up.

    And Tito cheering for his guy.

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    #140827

    Danny Duberstein
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    I enjoy seeing Tito and Cora chatting it up.

    And Tito cheering for his guy.

    Cores….great kid….I mean great.  Really knows where to score Perc 80s on the DL.  Did I just say that out loud?

    #140828

    02062
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    “We need our players to be more marketable.” Rob Manfred

    Not sure if having Joe Buck give them a tongue bath while everyone’s mic’d up is the way to go.

    Cue the band for the CC mound visit in the 9th.  Only in baseball.

    #140829

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    I haven’t watched an all star game since Fenway in 99 and that was just for Pedro. I might tune in if they played wiffle ball but otherwise it’s a hard pass like all every other all stare game out there.

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    #140830

    Humphrey
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    I have to agree with the “ball is juiced” theory. Some of the contact that results in a dinger doesn’t pass the sound test. The other thing is, it seems like it’s a hell of a lot easier to his a homer to the opposite field than it used to be.

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    #140831

    Lebron
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    Was it ’87 when the assumption was the ball is juiced?  I remember Boggs hit something like 24 home runs, said he could always hit more home runs if he wanted but his average would drop.  Seems to be what you’re hearing today as well, namely I’d rather hit home runs than hit .350.

    #140832

    Chuck Schick
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    I’m pretty sure that was 24 Miller Lites, and he said he could’ve drank more on a flight if Gary Allenson wasn’t always stealing them out of his cooler. Simpler times.

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    #140833

    Feejis
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    Was it ’87 when the assumption was the ball is juiced? I remember Boggs hit something like 24 home runs, said he could always hit more home runs if he wanted but his average would drop. Seems to be what you’re hearing today as well, namely I’d rather hit home runs than hit .350.

    Of course he hit .363/.461/.588 the year he hit 24 homers.

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    #140834

    thatsnotwhatisaid
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    Was it ’87 when the assumption was the ball is juiced? I remember Boggs hit something like 24 home runs, said he could always hit more home runs if he wanted but his average would drop. Seems to be what you’re hearing today as well, namely I’d rather hit home runs than hit .350.

    Of course he hit .363/.461/.588 the year he hit 24 homers.

    Yeah and Brady Anderson hit 50.  Definitely some funny bidness going on.

    #140835

    Danny Duberstein
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    All I want out of an ASG is George Brett talking about shitting his pants.

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    #140836

    Lebron
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    I remember Howard Johnson was another guy went from hitting 10 or so a year to 32, but he stayed in that range for a few years after that.

    Boggs’s numbers through ’88 were crazy.  Forgot how many doubles he hit.

    #140837

    Danny Duberstein
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    Yabusele is getting waived.

    #140838

    Danny Duberstein
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    I think we’ve all had enough of Danny’s Undertall But Overfat Big Men 

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