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#870621 - 12/07/04 03:31 PM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
Dwain Lee Offline
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I was a big Pirates fan when I was a kid, back in the 60's and 70's. But for me, baseball died when Roberto Clemente was killed in a plane crash. Haven't really gotten into it much at all since then.

(and that's the truth)

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#870622 - 12/07/04 03:34 PM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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I was in Pittsburgh for the '79 final game of the World Series. Being young, dumb and loyal I wore my Oriole T-shirt anyway.

Roberto Clemente was a great man.
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#870623 - 12/07/04 03:38 PM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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Dwain,

That was quite a team...Clemente, Stargell, Sanguillen... I loved to watch those guys. Stargell was like Casey at bat. Clemente could throw like no one I've ever seen...

Ken

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#870624 - 12/07/04 03:47 PM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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Stargell wasn't worthy to carry Clemente's jockstrap. \:\)

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#870625 - 12/07/04 03:53 PM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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Wrong. Allow me to explain.
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Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
With all due respect, I don't think that is necessarily the reason people might have ignored you [/b]
Cindy, I just used me as an example, and while true, I was not the only one. (I could just speak from experience). But others here have had the same experience as I. A few posters (who I would call ideologues) have even publicly stated that they didn't care about the facts or proving their position to be correct, they just hoped to influence some people who didn't have their minds made up one way or the other. Well, one I have in mind specifically.
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the mere fact that you attach an URL does not mean I believe your source to be beyond reproach.[/b]
I am referring to hard facts like voting records, OMB numbers, the text of Senate and House Bills, complete and direct quotes from speeches and TV appearances, not necessarily some opinion website or the conservative equivalent of the Democratic Underground, TruthOut, MoveOn.org, or some other conspiracy theorist source. Give me just a smidgen of credit.
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you were demanding I engage with you on the topic my status here as a non-subscriber.[/b]
Wrong. And I thought I made myself quite clear back then (twice) but apparently not. I said you were advocating things that would cost more money. It's pretty easy to spend other people's money.
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#870626 - 12/07/04 03:57 PM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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Originally posted by Dwain Lee:
Stargell wasn't worthy to carry Clemente's jockstrap. \:\) [/b]
But he made a great steak...and had that wonderful warm-up...the bat going round and round...forever...then he'd hit a foul ball...and then the bat went round and round and round...must have added 45 minutes to every game.

Clemente was just an all round great player -- perhaps as great as any who ever played the game. Stargell was the quinessential slugger - looked the part - and did his job.

- yeah guppies aren't the best for cute and cuddly...with that eating the young thing...right up there with Old Yeller as a childhood experience that might best be forgotten.

Ken

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#870627 - 12/07/04 06:59 PM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
Jolly Offline
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Loc: Louisiana
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Originally posted by Kentcouncil:
The Steelers are dominant, and Big Ben is the real deal... but I'll stick with my prediction for the Pats to repeat. (Go Pats! Yay Red Sox! Guess where I used to live?)

It wasn't so much the fact that the Eagles had a great night, but that the Pack laid down and died, with only the barest twitch from the rapidly stiffening corpse. Lot of Cheeseheads at work the next day wandering around shell-shocked... [/b]
Yeah, but at least "my" kid threw a couple of TD passes.

I've known Nall since he was a gleam in his Daddy's eye....
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#870628 - 12/07/04 07:40 PM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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Gee, everything is sorta peaceful. \:\) I'm going to my first pro game on Jan 2...Rams and Patriots. But can tickets really be over $200 each? Yikes.. \:\(
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#870629 - 12/08/04 07:41 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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Jolly, who's "Nall". I musta missed something.

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#870630 - 12/08/04 07:43 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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Second string, behind Favre.
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#870631 - 12/08/04 08:00 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
Dan Offline


Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 1031
Loc: Colorado
Eldon,

Tickets *can* be over $200 each, especially if you're in the hoity-toity section. Mine are $76.50 per game for first level, row 37 seats about even with the back line of the end zone.

Enjoy the game. Hope you're a Pats fan...

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#870632 - 12/08/04 10:56 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
Eldon Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
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Loc: Illinois
Dan,
I'm a fan of the Rams. I live a little less than an hour from St. Louis. While I still don't know the exact value of these tickets, I did discover this morning that it includes food and ALCOHOL...! \:\)
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#870633 - 12/08/04 10:57 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
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Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 3744
Loc: Chicago
one more football post and I flood this thread with tropical fish stories... Can't say I didn't warn you... ;\)

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#870634 - 12/08/04 11:40 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
Dan Offline


Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 1031
Loc: Colorado
Ohhhh! If you're getting free booze, you're definitely in the hoity-toity section! And, being a St. Louis fan, you can always drown your sorrows...

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#870635 - 12/08/04 11:42 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
Dan Offline


Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 1031
Loc: Colorado
Um, ken, that was an american soccer (i.e. not really football) post so keep your smelly creatures to yourself!

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#870636 - 12/08/04 11:43 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
justme Offline
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Registered: 06/11/03
Posts: 4418
Loc: Englewood, FL
I went to see the Redskins at FedEx stadium and sat in the hoity-toity section. I don't remember any free booze! Oh yeah, sorry, there was a guy there that wanted to give me free booze. ooooops!

Sorry, Ken. \:\)
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#870637 - 12/09/04 10:12 AM Re: Imagine that....... *me* - the peace maker.......
Eldon Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 597
Loc: Illinois
Very funny, Dan..! :rolleyes:
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