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  • Thanks, Ken. Over the winter I re-read The Catcher Was A Spy..The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff.

    Quite a story, but I'm not at all convinced there wasn't just a tad of embellishment to the tale. A rival catcher with the white Sox once told him: "I don't care how many of them damn degrees you got, they ain't never learned you to hit the curve."
    Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words ~Ernie Harwell

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    • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
      Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I sure did! Well, mostly... I think I enjoyed about 75% of my weekend... You know, like three outta' four... :clown: [Hiya Ken! ]
      [ATTACH]137887[/ATTACH]
      It's nice that a man your, (advanced) age can still find such enjoyment from winning a series in early April of a six month season . . .

      Good for you buddy! -


      BTW, what was that dripping down your pitcher arm & hand? -
      Ken Fougère

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      • Originally posted by trosmok View Post
        Thanks, Ken. Over the winter I re-read The Catcher Was A Spy..The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff.

        Quite a story, but I'm not at all convinced there wasn't just a tad of embellishment to the tale. A rival catcher with the white Sox once told him: "I don't care how many of them damn degrees you got, they ain't never learned you to hit the curve."
        What a coincidence that I would find this piece just after your re-read.

        I think that, "a tad of embellishment" always makes the pages in the book turn a little quicker, don't you? - -
        Ken Fougère

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        • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
          BTW, what was that dripping down your pitcher arm & hand? -

          I dunno... He said he got the stuff from Buchholz.
          :clown:
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          • ...and the difference between water and the July sweat on all pitchers arms would be?

            Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

            I dunno... He said he got the stuff from Buchholz.
            :clown:
            You've a problem with water? Really? - - :stare:
            Everyone knows that Buchholz touches the back of his wet hair, but there’s nothing wrong with that as long as he wipes it off, which he does . . .

            Got another one for you.

            Remember Lester was touching his fingers inside his glove, (sticky substance), before each pitch during the last *World Series?

            *(Which, in case you forgot, we won.) icon.png
            Last edited by KenFougere; 04-14-2014, 07:10 PM.
            Ken Fougère

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            • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
              You've a problem with water? Really? - - :stare:
              Everyone knows that Buchholz touches the back of his wet hair, but there’s nothing wrong with that as long as he wipes it off, which he does . . .

              Got another one for you.

              Remember Lester was touching his fingers inside his glove, (sticky substance), before each pitch during the last *World Series?

              *(Which, in case you forgot, we won.) [ATTACH]137918[/ATTACH]
              Yeah, the Red Sox' roster is replete with cheaters*. Hey, you could even say Lester was caught "red-handed!" :clown:

              [*I have absolutely no proof of this.]
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              • Another Championship coming to "Titletown" ?




                L i n k

                Ken Fougère

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                • Let's see if the Rangers can get past the Flyers (hope so..I so want the Bruins to embarrass them again like last year).
                  sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                  • Originally posted by sdl View Post
                    let's see if the rangers can get past the flyers (hope so..i so want the bruins to embarrass them again like last year).

                    Titletown? Seriously.
                    Last edited by YankeeMan; 04-17-2014, 02:47 AM.
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                    1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                    1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                    1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                    • 9 Championships in 10 years, 90% success rate. I'd call that Titletown . . . .

                      Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                      Titletown? Seriously.
                      roof: - If the Bruins win another Stanley Cup, That would bring the total to 9 Titles in 10 years: - :gt
                      1. BRUINS.png Boston Bruins - 2
                      2. CELT.png Boston Celtics - 1
                      3. BOSOX.png Boston Red Sox - 3
                      4. PATS.png N.E. Partiots - 3

                      What city do you think has earned the right more than Boston in the last decade to be called, Titletown?
                      Last edited by KenFougere; 04-19-2014, 06:03 PM.
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                      • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                        roof: - If the Bruins win another Stanley Cup, That would bring the total to 9 Titles in 10 years: - :gt
                        1. [ATTACH]137961[/ATTACH] Boston Bruins - 2
                        2. [ATTACH]137962[/ATTACH] Boston Celtics - 1
                        3. [ATTACH]137963[/ATTACH] Boston Red Sox - 3
                        4. [ATTACH]137964[/ATTACH] N.E. Partiots - 3

                        What city do you think has earned the right more than Boston in the last decade to be called, Titletown?
                        Well, if you're only considering the last decade... But the moniker "Titletown," would, it seems to me, imply that you have the most TITLES period (i.e. overall), which we already know is not true (previous posts in this thread).
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                        1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                        1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                        1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                          Well, if you're only considering the last decade... But the moniker "Titletown," would, it seems to me, imply that you have the most TITLES period (i.e. overall), which we already know is not true (previous posts? in this thread).
                          Previous posts? -
                          I'm sorry, but I don't recall these illegid, "previous posts" that you're referring. -
                          Been hoysting a few, huh? - . . . . . . (Maybe some would bring you out of it?)
                          Last edited by KenFougere; 04-18-2014, 01:23 PM.
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                          • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                            Well, if you're only considering the last decade... But the moniker "Titletown," would, it seems to me, imply that you have the most TITLES period (i.e. overall), which we already know is not true (previous posts in this thread).
                            Yes, I definitely say that title currently belongs to BOSTON. No one else is even close!
                            Last edited by KenFougere; 04-18-2014, 01:37 PM.
                            Ken Fougère

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                            • Ken's full of...

                              List of NYC Metro Area Pro Sports Championship Titles (posted 3/2/2014):
                              Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post


                              NFL/Super Bowl Championships (9): 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, III, XXI, XXV, XLII, and XLVI.

                              NBA Championships (2): 1970 and 1973.

                              Stanley Cups (11): 1928, 1933, 1940, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2003.

                              But me? I really like baseball.. Hey these are the World Series Championships the other NYC teams have won (8): 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954, 1955, 1969, and my favorite… 1986.

                              ...and I didn't even mention how many times the Yankees have won... <see sig! >
                              Boston maybe the sports city of the last decade but it's clearly NOT "titletown.*"
                              [*Indeed, that specific moniker usually refers to Green Bay, WI.]
                              Last edited by YankeeMan; 04-20-2014, 04:28 PM.
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                              1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                              1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                              1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                              • What? Do you think I was born in New York or something?

                                Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                                List of NYC Metro Area Pro Sports Championship Titles (posted 3/2/2014):


                                Boston maybe the sports city of the last decade but it's clearly NOT "titletown.*"
                                [*Indeed, that specific moniker usually refers to Green Bay, WI.]
                                I want the, 'color code', you're using for all these, "New York City" teams that you refered to please.
                                Something smells fishy here . . .

                                Ya, I know Green Bay's been called that in the past for it's room full of titles.
                                Ken Fougère

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