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#13910 - 01/24/11 02:19 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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#13960 - 01/28/11 02:22 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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#13963 - 01/29/11 07:58 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: MicroMatTech3]
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Milton Babbitt
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#13968 - 01/31/11 11:38 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Oscar winning (Bond movie score) composer John Barry (77) died last night from a heart attack in Glen Cove, NY.
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#14083 - 02/06/11 01:47 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Thin Lizzy singer/guitarist Gary Moore (58) was found dead in his hotel room in Estepona, Spain earlier today.
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#14086 - 02/06/11 03:03 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
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so many young musicians lately.
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#14108 - 02/08/11 11:57 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: roger]
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#14205 - 02/14/11 05:34 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: MicroMatTech3]
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#14214 - 02/15/11 02:22 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: roger]
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#14420 - 02/28/11 03:52 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Duke Snider, center fielder extraordinaire of the Brooklyn Dodgers. I saw him play many times at Ebbets Field and used to get into hot debates with a cousin who was a Yankee fan and favored Mickey Mantle as the best center fielder in baseball. Being a Yankee fan was anathema to Brooklynites in those days. Ah, the memories!

Looking back objectively (hah!), I have concluded that of the New York center field trilogy of Snider, Mantle and Willie Mays, Mays was actually the best. I hope that Duke doesn't find out about this in the Great Cooperstown in the Sky.
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#14423 - 02/28/11 05:57 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Being a Yankee fan was anathema to Brooklynites in those days. Ah, the memories!

Likewise with many Canadians (certainly on the prairies). I still recall my Mother, whose ear was always 'glued to the radio' during the World Series, cheering on her "Brooklyn Bums".

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#14424 - 02/28/11 08:02 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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I to was a loyal bum fan.Growing up in upper Manhattan where there weren't too many Bum fans…I still remember smashing my globe radio when Bobby Thompson hit the homer….Ah memories
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#14427 - 02/28/11 12:13 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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> [...] of the New York center field trilogy of Snider, Mantle and Willie Mays, Mays was actually the best..

Being a born Brooklyn Dodger fan, and having lived up Bedford Avenue from Ebbets Field and seen Dem Bums play many times, it still doesn't bother me to acknowledge that Willie Mays was not just the best, but far and away the best, of the three centerfielders and, arguably, the best player ever to play the game... period!!!


Edited by artie505 (02/28/11 10:38 PM)
Edit Reason: Cleanup :grin:
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#14432 - 02/28/11 02:21 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Agreed, Artie. Hard evidence exists; just watch The Catch. Here's another film of The Catch.


Edited by jchuzi (02/28/11 02:26 PM)
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#14435 - 02/28/11 02:51 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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It was criminal when MLB banned him for being a casino greeter. :BOO: :HISS:
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#14449 - 02/28/11 10:27 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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#14451 - 03/01/11 03:16 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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#14453 - 03/01/11 04:39 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Dermot Trellis]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
That's a great article. It brings back memories of Gil Hodges, the first baseman for the Dodgers. His house was on my way when I walked to junior high school. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but all of us kids knew where he lived. I had heard that Roy Campanella (the catcher) used to sit on his front stoop and talk baseball with the neighborhood kids.

It certainly was a different world. Baseball (and other games) were actual sports instead of cash cows for rich owners. Televised baseball involved announcers who actually said relevant things. I remember watching Dodger games on TV when Red Barber was the announcer (before he went to the hated Yankees). He wasn't afraid of dead air time and didn't fill up the spaces between plays with meaningless stuff. He would say things like, "Here comes the pitch; strike two." and then remain silent until the next pitch. Today, it's completely different and the only way that I can watch a ball game is to turn off the volume. The announcers say things just for the sake of filling air time and trying to make themselves look knowledgeable. (The same can be said of so-called "newscasters".)
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#14455 - 03/01/11 06:39 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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I had the pleasure of meeting Gil Hodges when he was manager of the Washington Senators.One of the finest men I ever met….FYI
His hands were huge
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#14457 - 03/01/11 07:46 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Offline


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> It brings back memories of Gil Hodges, the first baseman for the Dodgers. His house was on my way when I walked to junior high school.

You must have lived pretty close to me, Jon, because I lived right around the corner from Hodges (26th - N/O).
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#14459 - 03/01/11 07:51 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Jay-bird]
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> His hands were huge

My friends and I occasionally bowled at Gil Hodges Lanes, and one night we were on the lane adjoining the one Gil was bowling on...shared the ball return.

You wouldn't believe the size of the finger holes in his ball; they, not his thumb-hole, were at least 1 1/2" in diameter...astonishingly huge!

I've heard it said that he could wrap his hand completely around a baseball.
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#14461 - 03/01/11 07:56 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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> The announcers say things just for the sake of filling air time and trying to make themselves look knowledgeable.

And, in the case of the New York announcer with the sterling reputation, for the sake of hearing his own voice. frown :bronxcheer:


Edited by artie505 (03/01/11 07:57 AM)
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#14464 - 03/01/11 08:39 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Trivial afterthought... In case you were unaware of this, Rocky Graziano lived across Bedford Avenue from Gil Hodges (on the same block); I think it was the uncharacteristic white house close to Ave M.
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#14467 - 03/01/11 10:15 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Loc: New York State
Originally Posted By: artie505
> It brings back memories of Gil Hodges, the first baseman for the Dodgers. His house was on my way when I walked to junior high school.

You must have lived pretty close to me, Jon, because I lived right around the corner from Hodges (26th - N/O).
I lived on E. 42 St. (J & K) and went to JHS 240. Later, I attended Midwood HS and Brooklyn College.
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#14469 - 03/01/11 11:19 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
Trivial afterthought... In case you were unaware of this, Rocky Graziano lived across Bedford Avenue from Gil Hodges (on the same block); I think it was the uncharacteristic white house close to Ave M.
I know what those houses were like (definitely middle-class). Quite a contrast to Derek Jeter's house.
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