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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO DINOSAUR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by valium View Post
    Yes, but even better is a couple of rants when he went off on a tirade with reporters after a game. Not as good as number one all time Lee Elia but still top ten. i don't know how to post videos but if someone could they are great. One i remember is question about what do you think of Dave Kingmans performance today after he hit three home runs against the Dodgers.

    He was with the Dodgers organization for 71 years and married for 70 years. A very good life doing something he loved doing. Any of us should be so lucky.
    Still remember the Dave Kingman rant....
    The Kurt Bevacqua one was one of the best. Up there with Earl Weaver Manager's Corner:

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    That was mother fuking funny....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomGshotput View Post
    The Kurt Bevacqua one was one of the best. Up there with Earl Weaver Manager's Corner:

    Ahhh my kind of New Yawka!lol Loved him, Billy Martin and Earl Weaver.
    "Just cover baby!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO DINOSAUR View Post
    Our path crossed many times in the late 80s in Santo Domingo....RIP
    He and the Dodgers opened the pipeline to the riches of baseball talent in the DR
    "Just cover baby!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitosway View Post
    He and the Dodgers opened the pipeline to the riches of baseball talent in the DR
    Two very good posts.
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    My cousin was good friends with him, joe branzell
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    he was great as the " baseball wizard " in Johnny Benchs tv show the baseball bunch on Saturday mornings im guessing that was like 1980
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    Quote Originally Posted by metro View Post
    he was great as the " baseball wizard " in Johnny Benchs tv show the baseball bunch on Saturday mornings im guessing that was like 1980
    Used to love watching that show as a kid.

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    yup wow I forgot about that episode the one with the real wizard of OZ !
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    Saturday mornings were great back in the late 70's and early 80's. Cartoons. School House Rock during commercials. The Baseball Bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Love View Post
    Used to love watching that show as a kid.

    OMG the childhood memories you've brought back to me Love. This show was so educational with the fundamentals of baseball particularly since I was playing little league and high school ball. Thanks for jarring my memory on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Love View Post
    Saturday mornings were great back in the late 70's and early 80's. Cartoons. School House Rock during commercials. The Baseball Bunch.
    Hear hear!
    "Just cover baby!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitosway View Post
    OMG the childhood memories you've brought back to me Love. This show was so educational with the fundamentals of baseball particularly since I was playing little league and high school ball. Thanks for jarring my memory on this.
    All credit to metro. I totally forgot about that show until he brought it up. Great memories for sure.

    Baseball truly was the national pastime back then. Numero uno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Love View Post
    All credit to metro. I totally forgot about that show until he brought it up. Great memories for sure.

    Baseball truly was the national pastime back then. Numero uno.
    Thanks Metro. Life back then was slower as we were just kids and the world moved a lot slower too. That's why we'd play all sports in my neighborhood. That was our #1 source of entertainment. TV was was like 7 channels and no cable yet.
    "Just cover baby!"
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    Last time I saw Lasorda was at a spring training game like 3-4 years ago at Camelback Ranch.

    He was in full uniform. Mingled with the fans. Sat in the dugout with the team during the game. Was awesome to see that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitosway View Post
    Thanks Metro. Life back then was slower as we were just kids and the world moved a lot slower too. That's why we'd play all sports in my neighborhood. That was our #1 source of entertainment. TV was was like 7 channels and no cable yet.
    I remember during summer vacation all we would do is play baseball during the week. Get on the phone in the morning and call as many friends as possible to see who could show up. Was truly a Sandlot type thing in the town I grew up.
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    Dr. scum Leftist Hole thinks it good when people die, fuck you, Marxists like you ruined this country
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael777 View Post
    Dr. scum Leftist Hole thinks it good when people die, fuck you, Marxists like you ruined this country
    Good God you are an idiot.
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    Nobody can be this dumb. This can't be real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Love View Post
    I remember during summer vacation all we would do is play baseball during the week. Get on the phone in the morning and call as many friends as possible to see who could show up. Was truly a Sandlot type thing in the town I grew up.
    Same here....from sunrise to sunset...if you worked as a kid, you could still show up after work or before work and play....
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO DINOSAUR View Post
    Same here....from sunrise to sunset...if you worked as a kid, you could still show up after work or before work and play....
    Great times. Would love to go back to America as it was....
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitosway View Post
    Thanks Metro. Life back then was slower as we were just kids and the world moved a lot slower too. That's why we'd play all sports in my neighborhood. That was our #1 source of entertainment. TV was was like 7 channels and no cable yet.
    No Bullshit .. we changed the channel with this large dial that looked an old rotary phone ..

    someones house in my family used pliers to change channel .. some had this large dial that looked like a rotary phone separate
    from the TV .. some had the dial on the tv literally 13 channels and one of them I recall so often was UHF ..

    Sunday mornings I was in love with this animated show called ' Davey and Goliath"

    anyway good shit guys yeah, by the time the baseball bunch came along my grandmother had a macking set up with cable TV ..

    my cousin in New Jersey had cable and ESPN before us , I still remember the day he explained to me mlb highlights on ESPN then
    " take me on a sea " Cruz when we got it and to hear Berman doing it and the firs thing I recall was being amazed at the sportscaster highlights and Berman saying Jose " take me on a sea " Cruz and I was like huh
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