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Posted: May 13, 2021 - 10:19am

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I'm amazed I had never heard of that team or that story.  1995 was a year after I moved out of NY, but I grew up near Fleming Field (about four blocks away) and played baseball, softball, and football there hundreds of times.  There were also basketball courts in the same park where I played a lot.  Plus we just spent a lot of time in there hanging out and drinking beer at night in the surrounding woods as teenagers.  I remember that Paul Blair and Lee Mazzilli (and a few other former players) had lived in the area after they had retired from the big leagues; they would often be at local baseball card shows and stuff, but I didn't know of their involvement with local teams.  By the '90s, most of the people I knew from there had moved out of that neighborhood - I moved to other parts of the city by the early 1980s.  It's a neat story - pretty funny.





Like a lower-tier version of Battered Bastards of Baseball. I can definitely see a fictionalized movie treatment of a story like that. 
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Posted: May 13, 2021 - 8:58am

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I'm amazed I had never heard of that team or that story.  1995 was a year after I moved out of NY, but I grew up near Fleming Field (about four blocks away) and played baseball, softball, and football there hundreds of times.  There were also basketball courts in the same park where I played a lot.  Plus we just spent a lot of time in there hanging out and drinking beer at night in the surrounding woods as teenagers.  I remember that Paul Blair and Lee Mazzilli (and a few other former players) had lived in the area after they had retired from the big leagues; they would often be at local baseball card shows and stuff, but I didn't know of their involvement with local teams.  By the '90s, most of the people I knew from there had moved out of that neighborhood - I moved to other parts of the city by the early 1980s.  It's a neat story - pretty funny.



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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 3:42pm

I can't watch Rockies games until 90 minutes after the final out, so I have to go all radio silence to avoid spoilers. But this made it through my defenses:

Giants start with a 10 spot

Watch live on MLB.TV: Brandon Belt's grand slam capped a 10-run first inning in the opener of a twin bill.


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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 3:32pm

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To be fair he only gave up four hits along with two walks and a wild pitch and even if he only lasted an inning he did get through the order once.




 
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 2:36pm

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 Yeah, six hits and 4 runs right out of the box. 7-1 final. *W*

To be fair he only gave up four hits along with two walks and a wild pitch and even if he only lasted an inning he did get through the order once.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 2:01pm

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I was all "did he get fired/lost/hitbyabus?"




 Yeah, six hits and 4 runs right out of the box. 7-1 final. *W*
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 1:25pm

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His boy Kershaw gave up 4 runs to The Cubs in the first inning.

I was all "did he get fired/lost/hitbyabus?"

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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:28pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


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His boy Kershaw gave up 4 runs to The Cubs in the first inning.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:20pm

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Eek! I was drawn for presale ticket access to Cubs games but didn't see the email! Luckily, it was only for the period up thru June 2. I've now put a filter on those messages so I should see them. Fingers still crossed for June 11 tix.


Shame you weren't today. You could have seen Kershaw make the shortest start of his career. The weather should be nicer in June though and the ivy will have finished coming in.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:11pm

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Joe Buck is crying.



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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 12:02pm

Joe Buck is crying.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 10:24am

Eek! I was drawn for presale ticket access to Cubs games but didn't see the email! Luckily, it was only for the period up thru June 2. I've now put a filter on those messages so I should see them. Fingers still crossed for June 11 tix.
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Posted: May 4, 2021 - 10:14am

It came up in conversation last night so I watched No No: A Dockumentary again last night. It had been long enough that it was amazing again. Justine cried a couple of times. I thought it used to be on Netflix but it's on Prime now.

Of course I had to then pull up the animated clip of the famous No No;


And after that was over, it rolled into this from the same studio... I don't think I'd ever seen it:

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021 - 11:24am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Mine was the Giants 3rd and 4th games as they swept the Astros to move into 1st place by half a game. That was a pretty decent afternoon.
 
The one I was a little late for had Kerry Wood and Mark Prior as the starters which made it pretty awesome.  Of course it was in 2005 which was not quite as awesome as it would have been a couple of years earlier.
 
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Posted: Apr 26, 2021 - 10:59am

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I've been to two real double headers in Wrigley and one in Great American.  I was taken a little by surprise by one of the Wrigley ones too.  It was my first full season as an unemployed bum and I was determined to finally give baseball the attention it deserves.  My kid brother lived in Milwaukee then and Opening Day at Wrigley was against the Brewers so naturally I wanted to start the season out right and go.  Regrettably by the time I got a chance to get tickets Opening Day had already sold out.  The first game I could get tickets for was the final game of the series on Sunday night and the first game I could get bleacher seats for was the following Wednesday against the Padres.  As I was trying to figure out which one I should do I remembered it was Lent and I was giving up self-denial so I just got them both.  Then I coerced the kid into getting tickets for Monday(Opening Day) and Tuesday at Miller so we'd have something worthwhile to do between games.  Being under a roof and and able to heckle both Brewers and Pirates at the same time during Tuesday's downpour I somehow forgot to check when they were rescheduling the rain out at Wrigley.  We didn't realize the start time had been moved up until a couple of hours before the games.  You never want to arrive late to the bleachers.  We couldn't find seats in left field until the second game and had to spend the first one in right.  It sucked.  Probably why we lost that one.



Mine was the Giants 3rd and 4th games as they swept the Astros to move into 1st place by half a game. That was a pretty decent afternoon.
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Posted: Apr 24, 2021 - 7:39pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I guess I'd be okay with the second Saturday every month being a DH just as you describe; that would help keep the World Series out of November.

I confess the one DH I attended was a bit brutal, especially since I didn't realize they were playing two games, I had some place I was supposed to be (I didn't make it) and I ran out of beer money with about 13 innings remaining.
 
I've been to two real double headers in Wrigley and one in Great American.  I was taken a little by surprise by one of the Wrigley ones too.  It was my first full season as an unemployed bum and I was determined to finally give baseball the attention it deserves.  My kid brother lived in Milwaukee then and Opening Day at Wrigley was against the Brewers so naturally I wanted to start the season out right and go.  Regrettably by the time I got a chance to get tickets Opening Day had already sold out.  The first game I could get tickets for was the final game of the series on Sunday night and the first game I could get bleacher seats for was the following Wednesday against the Padres.  As I was trying to figure out which one I should do I remembered it was Lent and I was giving up self-denial so I just got them both.  Then I coerced the kid into getting tickets for Monday(Opening Day) and Tuesday at Miller so we'd have something worthwhile to do between games.  Being under a roof and and able to heckle both Brewers and Pirates at the same time during Tuesday's downpour I somehow forgot to check when they were rescheduling the rain out at Wrigley.  We didn't realize the start time had been moved up until a couple of hours before the games.  You never want to arrive late to the bleachers.  We couldn't find seats in left field until the second game and had to spend the first one in right.  It sucked.  Probably why we lost that one.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2021 - 2:59pm

drat
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Posted: Apr 24, 2021 - 1:41pm

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 I didn't actually forget about it.  I just don't think it's quite the same level level of atrocity.  I've seen my share of 5 and 6 inning games and been OK with them especially if we happen to be on top when the rains come.  If they they made them all real keep your seats we'll be right back double headers I'd say lets have more of them even if they are only 7 apiece.  If I were commissioner the second Saturday in May every year would be Ernie Banks Day.  I wouldn't make everyone wear number 14, but they'd all have play a real double header while the sun is still up.
 

I guess I'd be okay with the second Saturday every month being a DH just as you describe; that would help keep the World Series out of November.

I confess the one DH I attended was a bit brutal, especially since I didn't realize they were playing two games, I had some place I was supposed to be (I didn't make it) and I ran out of beer money with about 13 innings remaining.
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Posted: Apr 24, 2021 - 12:25pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
You forgot the 7-inning doubleheader, but so far that and the runner on 2nd nonsense is being put up as a covid contingency and should go away at some point. So I hope people don't get used to it.
 
 I didn't actually forget about it.  I just don't think it's quite the same level level of atrocity.  I've seen my share of 5 and 6 inning games and been OK with them especially if we happen to be on top when the rains come.  If they they made them all real keep your seats we'll be right back double headers I'd say lets have more of them even if they are only 7 apiece.  If I were commissioner the second Saturday in May every year would be Ernie Banks Day.  I wouldn't make everyone wear number 14, but they'd all have play a real double header while the sun is still up.
 
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