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Re: RIP Thread

Postby viva la ben on Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:12 pm

RIP
He had some great broadcasting bloopers

"On Fathers Day, we again wish you all happy birthday."

"If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave."

"Solo homers usually come with no one on base."
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:17 pm

Are you from new york?
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby viva la ben on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:27 pm

Watching the pirates play the mets on wwor was one of the only ways to watch the pirates in Philly during the late 80's early 90's, you know, before the internet.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby relantel on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:49 pm

newarenanow wrote:RIP Bucco great Ralph Kiner.

One of the Bucco's retired numbers. RIP
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Factorial on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:54 pm

RIP.

I knew about Kiner's Korner but had no idea Hank Greenberg ever played for the Bucs:

At the start of that year, his second in the big leagues, the Pirates acquired the great slugger Hank Greenberg from the Detroit Tigers, and Greenberg became Kiner’s roommate and mentor (and later his best man at his wedding to Chaffee), advising him on his swing, his preparation, his work ethic.

Greenberg’s acquisition helped Kiner in more tangible ways as well. For one thing, Greenberg hit behind him in the batting order, protecting him, making sure he got better pitches to hit, and Kiner hit .313, the highest average of his career. What’s more, to accommodate Greenberg, the Pirates had modified Forbes Field, moving in the left field fence to bring it in line with other ballparks and installing the bullpens behind it, an area that came to be called Greenberg Gardens for the long balls the new Pirate was expected to plant there.

But it was Kiner who was the primary beneficiary of the change, hitting 51 home runs. Playing what turned out to be his last season, Greenberg hit 25. Greenberg Gardens was rechristened Kiner’s Korner.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/sport ... 91.html?hp
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:44 am

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:15 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLLSqpYyPD8
One of America's biggest child star. Cute as the proverbial button
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:08 am

Holy crap. Honest to god, for some reason, I saw a comerical or something this weekend with Shirley Temple and I looked it up to see if she was still alive. I don't think I have ever thought about Shirley Temple ever. It's just funny that the first time I wondered what was going on with her nowadays, she ends up dying like a day later.

RIP Shirley!
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:45 am

Add me to the "thought she was already dead" team.

I guess I'll be grabbing some ginger ale and grenadine on the way home.

RIP
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby eddysnake on Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:04 pm

GRANDFATHER!
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:18 pm

I think Little Richard is going to die this year.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Grunthy on Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:49 pm

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:55 pm

:shock:

No! RIP Sid........ :(
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:51 pm

RIP JTOR. You'll be missed.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:54 pm

Thought Sid Caesar died at the end of Vegas Vacation. RIP.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby meecrofilm on Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:04 pm

newarenanow wrote:I think Little Richard is going to die this year.


Why is that?
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:20 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:RIP JTOR. You'll be missed.


Image
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:40 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:RIP JTOR. You'll be missed.

Everything happens for a reason.

:pop:
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:12 am

It's in a better place now
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby BigMcK on Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:41 am

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World with the cast they assembled is such a classic work of comedy gold. Sad to hear of his passing.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:48 am

RIP baseball manager and All-Star Jim Fregosi at the age of 71.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:50 am

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:50 am

meecrofilm wrote:
newarenanow wrote:I think Little Richard is going to die this year.


Why is that?


He's old.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:54 am

hopefully little richard avoids buses and any other vechile moving at a high speed.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:15 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:hopefully little richard avoids buses and any other vechile moving at a high speed.


It doesn't have to be high speed. Just large enough to run over and make old people dead.
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