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Everything posted by IdahoBert

  1. I’m in, I’m drinking the Koolaid, I’m Jonestown bound!
  2. Miggy didn’t pull a muscle swinging the bat and made contact with the ball. lao tsu
  3. We are certain of seeing a man in the best shape of his life bat this inning.
  4. “Two walks in an inning. That’s not something you see more than twice a year.” 22 pitch 2 K and 2 BB inning.
  5. A fearsome lineup: “And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.” — Isaiah 2:19
  6. It depends upon what your definition of the word “is” is.
  7. I just overturned my son’s remote controlled Tonka truck.
  8. @Keepleyland2is becoming our Chuck Norris. They use his foreskin as a tarp when it rains at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
  9. I remember that too it was awful. I think that it was 1963 but I’ll have to look it up. He was having an unbelievable year and I think in only 100 games he’d already hit 29 homers, the most of his career. EDIT - I guess it was 1962 but heck it was still a long time ago.
  10. He was a guy you could send out there and eat some innings Sort of like Jack Morris without as much winning. In 1938 with the St. Louis Browns he won 20 games with a 5.08 ERA. I think that might be the very definition of “pitching to the score.”
  11. Oh heck I missed it! I look forward to this as much as I do my yearly colonoscopy.
  12. I had no idea that men were being drafted in 1940 well before Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and before the United States was officially at war and that Hank Greenberg had spent the entirety of the 1941 season in the military. He was the first AL player to be drafted into the military in 1940 and when he was released from duty in December 1941 he was the first major league player to voluntarily reenlist and he made the assumption that he might possibly never play baseball again. My parent’s generation amazes me. The mother of one of my friends was a Russian Jew who fled over the Ural mountains escaping the Nazis to try to get to Palestine and was interred by the British on Cypress due I guess to refugee issues. She knew how to use a machine gun.
  13. So this, and the “shot heard round the world“ etc. it’s hard to believe that at my age I can continually lose my virginity but I just lost one of the remaining slender threads of it just now. I do however like the idea of sitting out in the bleachers with the rifle and scope pointed at home plate. It might be the kind of thing that would make the umps try harder to call balls and strikes correctly.
  14. I am obviously missing something here. What kind of cheating was Hank Greenberg implicated in?
  15. It was common knowledge this was going on. Of course everyone has “something going on“ behind the curtain to one degree or another — but this was an unusually methodical and extreme version of it — so there’s a hesitancy to make a big stink about seeing what’s going on behind other team’s curtains. The mass psychology of human organizations and hierarchy and notions of tribal loyalty make the opposition to something like this difficult to resist. I have never been in a workspace, organization, or environment where management did not set the tone and where people did not for the most part adhere to this group think. I’m not going to fault Justin Verlander for doing what the vast majority of everyone does in these situations, which is to obey.
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