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 Post subject: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:03 pm 
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That's absolutely vicious, and I'm ashamed of myself for having so much fun with it. <p>Longest so far: 320.5 feet. But, hey -- it's only BP pitching.


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:54 am 
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Ron Cey: Hall of Fame, yes or no?


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:09 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by jjmoney62:
Ron Cey: Hall of Fame, yes or no?<hr></blockquote><p>Good one, JJ: the Penguin himself.<p>And Burleson was the Rooster, right? And Fidrych was the Bird.<p>Any other baseball players with avian nicknames?<p>[ January 30, 2004: Message edited by: wordygurdy ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:34 am 
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The Hawks: Andre Dawson and Ken Harrelson<p>Robin Yount


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:59 am 
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Forgot about the Hawks. Of course.<p>My lasting memory of Dawson is of an at-bat he took against Eric Show of the Padres, I believe, at Wrigley. Show hit him in the face, and Dawson went down for a minute. Then he got up and charged the mound, bat in hand, leaving most of his face on home plate. I don't think it went particularly too well for Mr. Show after that.<p>Robin is a good example too.<p>[ January 30, 2004: Message edited by: wordygurdy ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:57 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by wordygurdy:
Any other baseball players with avian nicknames?<hr></blockquote>Gotta be a dozen guys who were called "Goose." And -- this is a bit of a stretch, but -- Mays was "Buck" to friends. It's a deriviative of "Duck Butt," which he picked up as a young'un because his glutes were thought of as being rather high.<p>And let's not forget Barry LARKin.<p>Anyway, for long-penguin fans, here's the same game on steroids: Smack the Penguin. Shots of more than 500 feet are typical. (I've gone 588.3.)<p>[ January 31, 2004: Message edited by: Oeditpus Rex ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
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Great Caesar's Ghost! How could I have forgotten Goose Gossage or Goose Goslin? [Smacking myself in forehead]


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:20 pm 
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"Ducky" Medwick, Hall of Famer with Cards' Gashouse Gang.<p>Phil "The Vulture" Regan, big-time reliever in 1960s.<p>Frank "The Crow" Crosetti, longtime player and coach.<p>Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, colorful Tigers pitcher who burned out young.<p>"Birdie" Tebbets, longtime player, coach and manager.<p>"Chick" Gandil, leader of the Chicago Black Sox; other players have had the nickname.<p>Fred "The Chicken" Stanley, weak-hitting Yankee shortstop.<p>Must be someone nicknamed "Eagle" or "Eagle Eye," but can't think of one.<p>[My favorite baseball nickname is "Death to Flying Things," given to fielders with great range in the 19th century. This referred to the ball, not birds, though.]


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
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Tris "The Grey Eagle" Speaker
Ralph "The Roadrunner" Garr


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:48 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SeaRaven:
Tris "The Grey Eagle" Speaker
<hr></blockquote>That one must've been coined by a sportswriter, but it still counts. <p>Noms d' sport should come naturally or they just don't work. Can you imagine another player or a fan calling to Juan Marichal, "Hey, Dominican Dandy"?<p>(For some reason, that reminds me of when some papers -- and/or maybe some wire services -- changed Jesus Alou's name to Jay, because "there was only one Jesus.")


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:50 am 
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Are these more than 300-foot drives on the fly, or are they sliding that far?


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:36 am 
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If you hit it more than about 150 feet in the air he does a beak plant. The shots are somewhat humpbacked line drives, which slide a good 100 feet or more. As in the real thing, timing is everything.


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 Post subject: Re: penguin baseball
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:04 am 
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Thanks, Oedipus.<p>Oedi q~S theme song


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