Your 7.17.19 Playpen

Last week’s sad news:

Jim Bouton, a once-promising pitcher with the New York Yankees who found greater fame as the author of “Ball Four,” an irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball’s hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world, died July 10 at his home in Great Barrington, Mass. He was 80.

He had a stroke in 2012 and five years later disclosed he had been diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy, a condition that causes vessels in the brain to burst under pressure. The death was confirmed by his wife, Paula Kurman.

Quite simply, Ball Four is the best sports book I’ve ever read.  If I have the time, I pull it out and re-read it every spring.  It’s funny, it’s observant and, most of all (not to mention what the people who were offended when it was released missed) it’s an ode to baseball.

The last line of the book says it all.  “… you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.”

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  1. dawgfan1995

    I’m a big baseball fan, so I have seen a lot of paeans to Jim Bouton. If people are not familiar, Bouton made a comeback to baseball in the mid-70s with the Atlanta Braves. During that time on his comeback trail, he and one of his teammates (Rob Nelson, I think it was) came up with the idea for Big League Chew bubble gum.

    The book Ball Four has long been a favorite. I’ve always liked Johnny Sain’s advice to Bouton: “You can’t be afraid to climb those golden stairs.” In other words, you can’t be afraid to ask for what you want or deserve in life. If you do ask, the worst someone can say is “no.”

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  2. Dawg Vegas

    Well, Bouton was no Dooley Womack. 😉

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  3. Mark

    My favorite sports book, too. RIP Jim.

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    • illini84

      go back where you came from commie!

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      • Argondawg

        Jump out call everyone a Nazi, traitor, snowflake etc and we can just skip the vapid, endless, ridiculous bullshit where no one moves an inch conversations. This shit can be over in two posts.

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        • Derek

          You forgot “pedophile.”

          You know how old Ivanka was when he suggested they’d be dating if they weren’t, you know, related?

          16.

          Let’s buy Miss Teen USA and wander through the dressing room!

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      • Derek

        Love it or leave it!!

        Unless you’re calling the president Kenyan in which it’s ok because you’re white and he’s not. No need to pack up when you’re hating on the black man president.

        Now reverse the polarity and brown people should be grateful to the white (orange?) man president and shut the fuck up! Or leave!!

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        • ChiliDawg

          I think we ought to turn this around on them. Anytime a trumplican complains about the state of affairs – “hey, if you don’t like it you can leave.” I think they’d soon discover just how much bitching they do about America on their own.

          “HOW CAN THE COURTS SAY IT’S ILLEGAL TO ADD A CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO THE CENSUS???!”

          “Hey, if you don’t like it, you can leave.”

          “WHY DO WE HAVE TO TAKE REFUGEES IN???!”

          “Hey, if you don’t like it, you can leave.”

          “MY TAXES ARE TOO DAMN HIGH.”

          “IF you don’t like it, why don’t you come back to where you came from?”

          “NIKE SAYS IT’S RACIST TO PUT AN AMERICAN FLAG ON A SHOE!!!!!””

          “Love it or leave it, loser.”

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          • Derek

            Their privilege won’t allow them to see these things in the same way. You can’t reason with MAGAts. Just mock them. Anything else will just frustrate you.

            Now they’re saying its racist to call racism by its proper name because its too accurate or something.

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            • NPC #09784032

              Orange Man Bad!
              Orange Man Racist!

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              • ChiliDawg

                You’re not wrong.

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                • Chris

                  The Jihad Squad would be proud of you. Keep it up comrade. Resist!

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                • ChiliDawg

                  “Jihad squad.”

                  You guys really do a good job of convincing everyone that you’re not racists.

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                • Chris

                  Please don’t stop calling Trump and his supporters racist, and continue to defend a Hamas supporting progressive antisemite. Like a fiddle.

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                • Chris, if you’re Jewish, I apologize in advance, but there are few more irritating things for me than people equating being opposed to Israeli policies with anti-Semitism.

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                • Chris

                  Senator, house democrats passed a resolution condemning antisemitism after her/their antics. The support for Palestine, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, the lobbyist group CAIR, etc., is more than irritating, its outright scary.

                  But no need to apologize, the Jihad Squad is a gift that will continue to keep on giving all the way up to election day.

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                • Supporting Palestine doesn’t make you an anti-Semite.

                  Don’t worry, I’m not apologizing to you for Jewsplaining.

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                • ChiliDawg

                  I’m going to entertain your stupidity for a moment and make a point.

                  Ilhan Omar has been critical of the Israeli government, as have many other people. Many of them Jews. Because Jewish =/= Israeli, and even Israeli citizens are not unified in their support of their own government’s policies. American right wingers are literally the only people in the world who think that criticizing Israel is anti-Semitic. And you don’t do it because you care about Jews, you do it because you want to use them as a shield.

                  Despite that, Ilhan Omar apologized if any comments she made were taken to be anti-Semitic, and clarified that she was narrowly referring to the Israeli government and it’s lobbyists in Washington.

                  Donald Trump stood in the rose garden and said that Ilhan Omar supported al-Qaeda. that wasn’t a slip of the tongue, it was written on his notes, captured by a nearby photographer. It doesn’t even take 5 seconds on google to figure out that Ilhan Omar has never been supportive of al-Qaeda and the mere insinuation is absurd. Trump knows that, everyone in his administration knows that, but their response in the wake of his twitter storm saying she should “go back where she came from” has not been to clarify that he meant something different, or to apologize, it’s been to label her a terrorist.

                  This is not “the left” calling everything racist, it’s “the right” using blatant racism as a weapon and doubling down on it. They’re not even pretending otherwise.

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                • Chris

                  Senator, so you are irritated that antisemitic language is being labeled as such? Or do you believe, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel”. Or maybe you can Jewsplain away how Tlaib felt “a calming feeling … when I think of the holocaust”.

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                • Tlaib felt “a calming feeling … when I think of the holocaust”.

                  The ellipsis is doing a lot of work there.

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                • Hogbody Spradlin

                  Blutarsky, so those women are merely “opposed to Israeli policies”!?

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                • I’ve seen one dumb, offensive comment from Omar, which she apologized for. How do you define their antisemitism?

                  If you want an example of a professional politician who is a legitimate antisemite, Jeremy Corbyn is your guy.

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                • ChiliDawg

                  I must say – non-Jews telling a Jewish man what is anti-semitic and asking him to “Jewsplain” himself is very much on brand for right wingers. Really kind of gives away the game, doesn’t it?

                  On that note – you boys weren’t that upset when Trump deployed the anti-semitic tropes… which he never apologized for, I’ll add. It’s almost like you…. don’t actually care about the anti-semitism.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  I’m totally with you, Chili. White people have no vote in determining the meaning of words related to antisemitism. My questions is, how do woke people handle disagreements between Jews? Does ethnic purity become a consideration? Does the tie breaker go to which position is more socialist?

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                • Chris

                  That’s some serious mental gymnastics to excuse away and defend that kind of language, Senator. And I thought the concept of white guilt was hysterical, you are a whole new phenomenon!

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                • Eh, what would I know about antisemitism. Besides having family lost in the Holocaust, a father who fell victim to the Jewish quota at Emory Medical School, or being called a kike by an elementary school classmate, I mean.

                  I defer to your superior sensitivity, Chris. Thanks for being there for my kind.

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                • Hogbody Spradlin

                  Chili: So, uh, what religion am I?

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                • Chris

                  Those hyper sensitive House Democrats passing a resolution condemning the antisemitism. Don’t they realize the senator doesn’t deem them antisemitic?

                  I’m sure your equally not offended by their atrocious comparison of holocaust concentration camps to the US Southern border detention centers.

                  Oy vey.

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                • Again, your deep sensitivity to all things antisemitic is greatly appreciated, Chris.

                  It must boggle your mind why Jews all over America aren’t flocking to the Party of Trump. Ingrates, the lot of us.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  I want to make sure I’m following along correctly so I know exactly how outraged to be.

                  Comparing these guys:

                  To these guys (in the background):

                  Is fine. Despite the fact that no executions are happening, they’re fed and cared for humanely, and each one is suspected of breaking immigration laws that have been in effect for decades.

                  However, these guys:

                  Are pretty much the same as these guys.

                  And these guys:

                  Are the same as these guys:

                  Is that about it? You don’t think there are other reasonable interpretations? Gentiles shouldn’t worry about trivializing the Holocaust? Jews will just let us know when things get bad enough?

                  For someone claiming to be outside the political mainstream, you’ve sure embraced the CNN interpretation of much of the current happenings.

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                • Chris

                  We get it, Senator. Larry David himself couldn’t portray it any better.

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                • Chris

                  Dammit, Boner just won this thread…

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                • Hogbody Spradlin

                  Anybody who on the one hand calls Trump a racist for the recent tweets or any other policy for that matter, but on the other hand can rationalize Ilhan Omar’s and the other Squad members Palestinian love and Jew hate, has drank the kool-aid by the barrel. Trump’s no prize but sheesh, a little objective judgment here people!

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                • ChiliDawg

                  Once again, your equivocating criticism of Israel for “Jew hate” is disingenuous and stupid. Israel engages in human rights abuses daily. They have a powerful lobby in Washington that makes sure American politicians provide them cover by shutting down all criticism by shouting down the critics as “anti-Semites.” This is a fact. This is what Ilhan Omar has spoken out about, though she has acknowledged her words evoked anti-semitic tropes and apologized.

                  I’m still waiting to hear anyone in the Trump administration or the GOP apologize for Trump’s racist tirades instead of doubling down.

                  You call for “objective judgment” and yet you lack any semblance of it.

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                • Derek

                  The trade war vs China is about ethnicity not policy.

                  China makes it hard for us to sell our products in their country because they hate white Christians.

                  See the stupid?

                  You can oppose Israeli policy without having a damn thing to do with the religion of the people who run it.

                  People need to focus on the content of the character of people (a target rich environment btw) and stop worrying about their color, religion, who people sleep with, etc, etc…

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Come on! It was explicitly racist. The fact that he didn’t mention race is irrelevant. The fact that he invited them to go back to where they came from, and then return with solutions is just dog whistle racism. Woke people know exactly what he means. He means what he doesn’t say! It’s so obvious!

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                • Cojones

                  Good post, ChiliDawg. The Cojones are with you.

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                • Hogbody Spradlin

                  Like I said, barrels of kool-aid. “The Jews control the government.” Where have I heard that before?

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Schtick Dreck, why don’t you start your own blog? I bet you’d get at least 2 or 3 regular readers.

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    • Sides

      What else would they talk about? They both love women. I am not surprised the article didn’t mention Epstein was banned from Mar a lago for inappropriate behavior. It doesn’t matter if the facts don’t fit the narrative. Keep f’in that chicken.

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    • Paul

      Derek and Chili, I’m just wondering if y’all actually enjoy doing this every week or is there some other motivation? You certainly never seem to tire of it.

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      • Derek

        I do confess I like a good argument. I wish the opposition was better skilled. I feel like I’m playing tech every week. It’s not like you tire of beating tech up, but it does get a little too easy.

        And then you have the inevitable opposition fan boy “streaker” who will no doubt show up shortly to repeatedly show his ass no matter how much you look the other way.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          I’m with Derek. Cursing at people and calling them names is the way to show off one’s intelligence. And the more you curse and insult people, the more intelligent you obviously are. Do you know what kind of people think that intelligent debate consists of facts and logic? Fucking idiots. That’s who. You go Derek.

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          • UGADrake

            I agree. Calling people stupid, showing complete disdain and hatred of your neighbors, claiming to be the self proclaimed “smartest man in the room” (or sorry, should I use person?) is the most accomplished way to exhibit intelligence and sway the masses. I am solidly behind you Derek and Chili. Keep preaching. This is way true intelligence and rigorous debate look like. I’m actually considering inviting Derek to speak at several events so that his voice can be heard by a larger audience.

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            • Derek

              I’m not trying to sway you.

              I’m calling you stupid.

              Only because it’s true.

              I don’t want your vote. I don’t want your campaign contributions.

              Of course if I were I’d get yours because we all know that you love name calling twitter bully who tells everyone that he’s smarter than everyone on everything.

              Your need/want/acceptance of that shit from the White House is duly noted as is your hypocrisy.

              You know what you call people who don’t know they are full of shit or lack the intellectual courage to admit it?

              Stupid.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                My hero. Teh smart, it burns.

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                • UGADrake

                  Derek! such great insight. We look forward to you and your band of merry supporters coming to speak to our group. What other wisdom have you secured that you can share with us! This is such a refreshing conversation. I am dutifully taking notes so that I may share with others at my next gathering.

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        • Derek

          You see what I mean? Just butt ass nekkid running around babbling nonsense each and every week.

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          • UGADrake

            Actually, Derek, bring your friends too. I am sure that you are much better when you have a gaggle of supporters cheering you on and encouraging your highly evolved debate skills. No need to feel threatened! You will be in a “safe space”

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      I can’t believe a male celebrity would party with NFL cheerleaders a few scant decades before running for president. For all we know, Trump tagged along with Bill Clinton and Prince Edward on Epstein’s Lolita Express!

      In Pee Foety Fie!

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    • Mad Mike

      The thing I love about the playpen is that it’s kinda like watching a couple of coked up hookers knife fight over who’s pimp kicks their ass the best.

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      • UGADrake

        Mike, since we have never met, I’m going to take the lead from Derek and just call you stupid. Your Neanderthal mindset are unwelcome in our safe space. Also, since you mentioned hookers and pimps, you are a bigoted racist and you should now leave America. Both the hooker and the pimp are successful Entrepreneurs.

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        • Mad Mike

          I get you’re trying to use sarcasm and mockery to insult Derek, but that alone is not gonna work on him dude, it’s water off a duck’s back. If you want to shut him up, or at least attempt to make him look bad, you’ll probably get a whole lot farther adding in cold hard facts.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            You’re new. Derek proved himself immune to facts long, long ago. He knows what he knows and no inconvenient fact or logic is going to dissuade him from going with his gut. And his gut tells him that Trump is literally Hitler and that everybody who disagrees is a Hitler supporting racist piece of shit who deserves who deserves a serious Internet smack down.

            Derek is the smartest middle schooler in the room. If you can’t handle that, fuck off and die.

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            • Mad Mike

              I am by no means new to GTP fella, been coming here and commenting for years.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                And you think facts work on Derek? Maybe you just haven’t been paying attention.

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                • Mad Mike

                  Eh, not always, but sometimes they do. I’ve always suspected he does what he does because he’s trying to troll you and get you riled up, so you make a fool of yourself. It’s far easier to bait someone into making a fool of themselves than.

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                • Mad Mike

                  ..figure out what to say yourself that does it.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Maybe. Either way, he’s juvenile. I can obviously appreciate a good troll as much as the next guy. But simply typing, “YOUR MOM GAY” is a poor attempt at trolling. But when all you’ve got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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                • Mad Mike

                  That kinda proves my point, he does make derogatory comments about people involving homosexuality, real deal progressives don’t do that.

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      • Argondawg

        I don’t know you either Mike but that made me laugh out loud.

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  4. Dawg Vegas

    I’ve read Ball Four 3 or 4 times, but not in several years. Like many others, it’s my favorite sports book, and it has survived in my book collection through many moves and clean-out trips to the Goodwill.

    I always liked Brox Zoo also, but Ball Four is the one that sticks witj me

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  5. Argondawg

    Loved that book and also loved the Bullpen Chronicles. I think for me baseball was more romanticized by me as a kid. I loved playing football on Friday nights but I will never forget what it was like to take the field in baseball for a night game in kid pitch little league. I coached my daughters who both played FP softball for a decade and I remember stepping on the field for one of their games as a coach. Everything was so vivid and nostalgic. Transported me back every time. Loved that shit.

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  6. Mick Jagger

    We’re still on a 2 game losing streak.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    I think I can pay respects to Bouton by pointing out a little context. Ball Four was the second big sports book of the era. Think of Instant Replay as the yin and Ball Four as the yang. The former had a much different tone, but I guess nobody dared disrespect Vince Lombardi.

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    • chopdawg

      I’d throw in Out Of My League (?), the George Plimpton book, as a really good early sports book. Different point of view, obviously, but still a good insight into the day to day lives of pro athletes.

      Ball Four is the best non fiction sports book ever. North Dallas Forty is the best sports fiction book.

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  8. Go Dawgs!

    It’s really been fun watching this Braves team this summer. Last year was fun, too, but this year’s team is just an absolute blast to watch with the way they compete. Last night wasn’t a great example of that, of course, but it’s been a fun ride so far. All I usually ask of the Braves is that they be entertaining enough to carry me through the start of summer practices and the last two years they’ve more than fit that bill.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      As long as you know its the Braves and they’ll blow it.

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      • PTC DAWG

        They don’t have the team LA does, but not sure anyone else does too. IF that’s what you mean by “blow it”…not sure you are cut out for sports.

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        • Hogbody Spradlin

          No need to be snarky (disregard the fact that I was). I’ve just had too may Braves let downs since 1969.

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    • Russ

      Agreed. I’ve been following them all season via the internet and MLB At Bat app. I may even break down and subscribe so I can watch a few games. They have a fun team.

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  9. Russ

    Yep, time to reread that. My godmother gave that book to me when it was released. I was 10. I’m pretty sure neither of us knew what to expect but it was eye opening and hilarious (repeatedly) to me.

    BTW, does anyone here watch “Brockmire”?

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  10. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    They played a tape of an interview Bouton did with one of the NPR types (Terry Gross, maybe?) and he told an hilarious story about Mickey Mantle pinch hitting in the 13th inning of a game he was sitting out because he was hung over. Mantle was sleeping off the hang over in the clubhouse, and they went and woke him up, got him dressed and Mantle went out and hit a walk off home run. Problem was, he still had to circle the bases. So the clubhouse started yelling instructions to Mantle to run to first, take a left turn, etc. He missed home plate, but they got him to go back and touch it. Later, they asked him how he could hit that homer in his hungover state. Mickey answered: I tried to hit the middle ball.

    Some people did not like the book, (I loved it, and still have it) but the sequel is less well known, but still fun titled “I Am Glad You Didn’t Take It Personally”.

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  11. Cojones

    If any of you can continue to watch this national meltdown caused by the Republicans without feelings of shame, you have already joined the Cult of Trump as if it is a religion. His illegitimacy for our greatest office has been documented when asking another rival country of the world to send stolen documents back to us to be used for his manipulative assent. Paying Falwell’s son hired to lead Christians and Trump together was the start of it all during the campaign. Hell, Trump didn’t even care to pretend at one time and just didn’t attend church whereas now he is seen holding his wife’s hand quite visibly while going to church to strengthen the Cult bond. Trump has no faith in Christ as evidenced by his every word and action towards other people. Anyone wish to guess if he has a church letter?

    Trump’s hypocrisy knows no bounds as is witnessed by his telling others to “Go back where you came from” when three of the four were born in America and have their place in Congress because they represent millions of people who voted for them and, unlike Trump, also represent those who didn’t vote for them. Btw, the censure by Congress was put forth by an immigrant Congressman who knows more about how our Constitution works than Trump has ever dreamed of knowing. Characterizing the Congresswomen’s words of complaint towards the Big Hypocrit should give him shame since his own wife is an immigrant just as we all are, excepting Native Americans. Trump, his band of crooks and far-right oligarchs are plundering our country and making deals with crooks to extend his power even beyond those years of office occupancy. All anyone needs to do is read all news outlets, newspapers or internet news that has a signature of validity for proof of their actions. When’s the last time anyone has seen a reference proof from Fox and their affiliates?

    People, this has been planned long ago as a divisive politic to take over power in this country and if you read the beginnings of Hitler’s rise to total power, as thinking individuals, you would agree that it follows the same blueprint and all he had to do was tap into the hatred left over from WWI. You then could read about the beginnings of the far-right political thinking that has obtrusively blocked our country’s progress in recent and past history and anyone can see for themselves how the manipulative moneyed people here and in other parts of the world are tearing at our basic fabric of democracy that embraces love of people from other countries and how those immigrant’s greatness can fertilize our culture to make it the best in the world.

    Other countries have looked at our experiment in democracy and marvel that it embraces all peoples from all countries who hold out hope for the rest of the world to be able to emulate. Not any more.

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    • Argondawg

      Was this in Revelations?

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Do you feel better about millions of deaths if a president earnestly prayed before giving the kill order? Is JFK’s election more legitimate because it was homegrown ‘Murican Democrats that stole it? Do you believe that Mueller and the US Attorney in New York are in on the Russian conspiracy to ignore all the evidence that is completely obvious to you? Do you actually believe that people like AOC are trying to unite the country and win hearts and minds by calling people like, oh say Nancy Pelosi, racist?

      How far back does your concept of immigration go? 10 generations? 100 generations? 1,000 generations? Since the original Native Americans walked across a land bridge from Asia, can they really lay claim to the land? Do you really expect the American government to treat an illegal alien exactly the same as a native born American whose family is 100% assimilated to Western Judeo-Christian norms?

      Does the fact that politicians and political families like the Kennedys, Clintons, and Cuomos have enriched themselves through government give you pause? Is selling influence acceptable if one sells it to the “correct” people? Is Citibank a bad company for giving money to Republicans while simultaneously a good company for giving money to Democrats?

      Are you actually serious that you believe Trump is setting himself up to be a fascist dictator? I mean, for real? You don’t think that’s the least bit histrionic?

      I’m just curious.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      ‘obtrusively blocked “progress” ? Who defines progress ? (why you of course !) Political gridlock is the system working as designed, my friend. Just because politicians can’t perpetually write more and more laws as quickly as the hand moves the pen does not mean “progress” is being stopped. (“liberal” certainly doesn’t mean what it used to mean. Jeez)

      And in case you’ve been in a coma, in 2019 there are (way?)more “monied” people affiliated with the democratic party. You should go check the industry affiliations in the 2016 campaign. Wanna take a guess where all that “hedge fund / wall street” money went ? Yep, you got it. To the losing candidate.

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  12. illini84

    I wish everyone here was a brilliant as boner AND knew how to embed shit on the page.

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  13. Napoleon BonerFart

    $40 trillion over 10 years? We can’t afford NOT to do that! #TheMoreYouSpendTheMoreYouSave

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  14. Chris

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/17/politics/trump-organization-hush-money-filing/index.html?no-st=1563393197 (WARNING: Fake News Source)

    How does he keep on getting away with it?!!???!?!

    ChiliDerek told us multiple times that muh payment to Stormy was campaign finance violation…

    Mueller Report be damned, we’ll get that traitorous Drumph!

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    • Chris

      Feds end investigation on Trump Organization? But muh Individual 1! Muh SDNY!

      But muh treason. But muh racist. He can’t keep getting away with it!

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      • If you want some insight on the Israeli STATE’S impact on this country read “The Israeli Lobby” by Mearsheimer & Walt. (But a warning — it’s a 300+ page book).

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  15. Bay Area Dawg

    If you need a good read to pass the time before football season I would recommend “The Last Coach: The Life of Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant”, “When Pride Still Mattered: The Life of Vince Lombardi” or you like war books “Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda”. I”ll take any recommendations if you have them

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  16. Got Cowdog

    Don’t look now but apparently there will be a remake of Smokey and the Bandit. Matthew McConnahey as the Bandit and Woody Haralson as Snowman
    The trailer is on YouTube. I can’t figure out how to post the link from my phone

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      In the vein of not leaving well enough alone, the next James Bond is going to be a black chick. No word yet if she will seduce the ladies like the male 007s did. But it would be a shame to be that stunning and not go all in on the brave.

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      • MDDawg

        As I understand it, she’s not the next James Bond, she’s the next agent designated as 007. The only article I saw on the subject seemed to indicate that Bond is retired or something at the beginning of the next film. It referenced a scene where M says something like “Come in, double-oh seven“, and that lady enters.

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    • RangerRuss

      Yeah I looked CD. That is simply a fan made trailer.

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  17. Raleighwood Dawg

    Music Question … Did anyone else happen to attend the Connells show at the Variety Playhouse last Saturday evening? If so, what’d you think?

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  18. Gurkha Dawg

    The family and I are in Montana doing some hiking in Glacier NP. I forgot my damn UGA hat! I did meet a guy in a Notre Dame hat at Many Glacier Hotel. I asked him if he was coming down to Athens this year. He sadly shook his head and said: ” You guys have too many players, it’s not going to go well for us. We lost a lot last year and didn’t reload like you did.” Nice guy, I hope he’s right. He sure as hell knew who we are.

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