GREATEST BASEBALL FANS IN THE WORLD?

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Re: GREATEST BASEBALL FANS IN THE WORLD?

Post by ^Rhino! » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:24 am

thecatman,

I know wherefrom you come. I plan on attending at least one Toledo Mudhens game. Or right here at home if they're still playing, the Columbia Mavericks.

It's something to do that for the fan involves a lot of thinking, and involves psychology and athletic ability and intelligence for the players. Baseball is close to being the perfect game for the out-of-doors.
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Re: GREATEST BASEBALL FANS IN THE WORLD?

Post by Jackass » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:51 am

Dude, the GIANTS just won three World Series titles in five years and you're over here replying to a 10 month old post and giving props to the mudhens??? No geological whimsy to refer to today, WTF?

GO GIANTS!!

That parade in SF today is going to be insane...one of these years
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: GREATEST BASEBALL FANS IN THE WORLD?

Post by Thecatman » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:23 am

Are giants fans gonna sell their panda hats to red sox fans? :idea: :lol: :lol:
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Re: GREATEST BASEBALL FANS IN THE WORLD?

Post by burner von braun » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:10 am

I read that Tom Seaver passed away earlier this week. I don't keep up with current baseball teams much, but back when I was a kid, I was all over it. It's funny, I can still name a good portion of the starting lineups from long ago, but would be hard-pressed to name more than just a few of the current players now.

I remember the '69 Mets pretty vividly. I recall, as a young teenager, convincing my dad to take us up to Shea Stadium one night to watch Seaver pitch. It was a night game, probably Friday night, when teams would often pose their best pitchers against each other. We ended up sitting in the upper deck, down the thirdbase line, actually way more on out toward leftfield; certainly a long way from the plate. I don't remember who they were playing; honestly I don't even remember who won. But what I do remember, is that after a couple of innings the crowd settled down to watch what became a pitchers duel. When Seaver would take the mound, the one thing you would hear very distinctly above the low hushed din of the crowd, was the loud, sharp popping sound of his fastball hitting Jerry Grote's catchers mitt as batters stood helpless. It resounded throughout the park, echoing as in a cavern, and owning the night air. A few moments later and yet again, that low charging delivery, and... POP! .......All business.

I've seen my share of games in my time, and the best pitcher I ever saw was Gibson, but Tom Seaver was truly another one of the greats. Never have I heard a fastball quite like his.

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