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  • In a episode of "The White Shadow" A very corny tv show from the late 70's and early 80's, one of the kids was talking about Herb Score, Tony C and some other baseball player who had a career derailed by injuries.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • The Great Dimaggio in Dinky Doughnuts?



      Is he a dunker?

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      • A little surprised I haven't seen any mention of the Wrigley Field bit from The Blues Brothers.



        Jake: How are you gonna get the band back together, Mr. Hot Rodder? Those cops have your name, your address...

        Elwood: They don't have my address. I falsified my renewal. I put down 1060 West Addison.

        Jake: 1060 West Addison? That's Wrigley Field
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        • Not sure if it has been mentioned in this thread or not but there was a discussion about Gus Triandos in series three of The Wire.
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          • Originally posted by brewcrew82 View Post
            Not sure if it has been mentioned in this thread or not but there was a discussion about Gus Triandos in series three of The Wire.
            That wasn't mentioned. I need to watch that show too. Do you remember why he was mentioned. I would guess it's because of his Baltimore ties. I can't see how that show can possibly be better than Breaking Bad either but alot of people still say it's better.
            "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

            "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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            • Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
              That wasn't mentioned. I need to watch that show too. Do you remember why he was mentioned. I would guess it's because of his Baltimore ties. I can't see how that show can possibly be better than Breaking Bad either but alot of people still say it's better.
              I haven't watched Breaking Bad. The Wire was incredible, a higher octane version of Homicide: Life on the Street, which is probably my favorite network show ever.

              I vageuly recall the Triandos reference, but can't quite place it.
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              • Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                I haven't watched Breaking Bad. The Wire was incredible, a higher octane version of Homicide: Life on the Street, which is probably my favorite network show ever.
                My already healthy respect for your taste and judgment grows again.

                I vageuly recall the Triandos reference, but can't quite place it.
                It involves the Olson twins. It's not really for the squeamish.

                McNulty and Bunk take their kids to Camden Yards in one episode, mainly so McNutty can spy on his ex-wife. '04 or so, because I can remember Javy Lopez batting for the O's.

                Originally posted by MBH88 View Post
                A little surprised I haven't seen any mention of the Wrigley Field bit from The Blues Brothers.

                Jake: How are you gonna get the band back together, Mr. Hot Rodder? Those cops have your name, your address...

                Elwood: They don't have my address. I falsified my renewal. I put down 1060 West Addison.

                Jake: 1060 West Addison? That's Wrigley Field
                The Illinois Nazis aren't very happy when they show up there and don't find Elwood.
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                • Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                  I haven't watched Breaking Bad. The Wire was incredible, a higher octane version of Homicide: Life on the Street, which is probably my favorite network show ever.

                  I vageuly recall the Triandos reference, but can't quite place it.
                  There's actually a baseball reference in Breaking Bad with Derek Jeter. I don't wanna go off topic too much but I doubt I will ever watch a show better than Breaking Bad. I am going to watch The Wire because i've never heard a bad thing about it but I just can't see how it could be better than Breaking Bad. I must admit if they used Gus Triandos as a reference in The Wire then that must be a pretty deep type of show. I just wish Netflix had The Wire.
                  "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                  "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                  • Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                    I haven't watched Breaking Bad. The Wire was incredible, a higher octane version of Homicide: Life on the Street, which is probably my favorite network show ever.

                    I vageuly recall the Triandos reference, but can't quite place it.
                    Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                    That wasn't mentioned. I need to watch that show too. Do you remember why he was mentioned. I would guess it's because of his Baltimore ties. I can't see how that show can possibly be better than Breaking Bad either but alot of people still say it's better.
                    Having seen all of Breaking Bad, and most of The Wire, I urgently recommend you both to check them out ASAP. The best two television series ever, in my opinion. The Wire is very gritty and realistic, Breaking Bad requires a little more suspension of disbelief, but it's worth it. As intense as anything I ever saw on TV.
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                    • Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
                      It involves the Olson twins. It's not really for the squeamish.

                      McNulty and Bunk take their kids to Camden Yards in one episode, mainly so McNutty can spy on his ex-wife. '04 or so, because I can remember Javy Lopez batting for the O's.
                      McNulty also tests his kids on the Orioles roster in the first series too.

                      sox1173, I'll echo everyone else's recommendation on The Wire, the best cop show ever made.
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                      • Just saw an old episode of Quincy (1978 or so) with Jack Klugman as the LA medical examiner that solves cases like a detective. Yeah, a little out there. Anyway, he was arguing with his boss and started rattling off names of old baseball players, the first of which was Joe DiMaggio, and he said some more, Mantle I believe, from the 1940s and 1950s. My wife starting talking at the same time, and I missed the other names they started talking about and they ended up smiling together. Ah, wives...
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                        • Recently reminded of an out of left field reference on a TV show.

                          On the TV show FRIENDS Ross and Rachel are at a party at their parent's house, and their father asks about the whereabouts of his Harmon Killebrew bat is, and that his friend doesn't believe he has one. Later he shows up with it, but immediately Ross takes it from him, as it was just found out that his long time friend is in fact sleeping with his daughter.

                          Just an odd reference due to the show takes place in New York City.
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                          • Reggie Jackson's appearance on Diff'rent Strokes.

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                            • This week's Person of Interest TV show had Jim Caviezel ask a boy being held hostage to close his eyes and picture hitting a baseball while Jim was defusing a bomb behind the boy. A 911 operator had spent most of the episode trying to save the boy's life. Jim surprised the 911 operator by taking her over to a park so she could see who she had helped save on the phone. The boy was playing baseball and got a solid hit when he was at bat. A nice touch and a terrific episode.
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                              • Orange is the New Black which is a show aired on Netflix made a reference to Alex Rodriguez in season 2.
                                "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                                "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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