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To: Zen Dollar Round who wrote (79322)5/19/2024 10:13:21 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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To be completely fair and unbiased and scientific about this, every time I ask someone around here for their favorite sports team, it's almost always a team from NY. Sounds like a clearcut case of location discrimination on your part. Rather, I choose to believe all people are biologically the same.

For example, I've been to Seattle a bunch of times. Nice city. A bit rainy, but the people are generally pleasant. Anyhow, did being physically in Seattle make me a Mariners fan? No. So I'm really having a hard time visualizing people being born in Seattle as NY sports fans somehow later identifying as a Seattle fan. It's just not natural.

BTW, between you and me, if you want to cure yourself of being a Seattle fan, I know some bars that specialize in that in the Bronx. Just wear a Mariner jersey at the bar and the guys there will start the therapy. :)

- Jeff

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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (79323)5/19/2024 10:17:40 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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Every so often you see those old scouting reports on guys who became HoFers. Fascinating. If your brother has a box from your uncle, who knows what old reports you might find there-- all solid gold!


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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (79324)5/19/2024 10:36:20 PM
From: Zen Dollar Round
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> Just wear a Mariner jersey at the bar and the guys there will start the therapy.

Lol. It would be even dumber to wear a Red Sox jersey there, or more to the point, for someone to wear a Yankees jersey in the Southie area in Boston. Guaranteed therapy in that case, ending with inpatient treatment at a local hospital. Or morgue. :-)

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (79325)5/19/2024 10:46:21 PM
From: Broken_Clock
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Sandy the First baseman? Hmmmm.....

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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (79327)5/19/2024 11:58:59 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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Apparently Koufax began his baseball career as a left handed catcher before moving to first base.
In 1951, Koufax joined a local youth baseball league known as the "Ice Cream League", playing for the Tomahawks. He started out as a left-handed catcher before moving to first base. He joined Lafayette's baseball team as a first baseman in his senior year at the urging of his friend Fred Wilpon.[7] While playing with the high school team, he was spotted by Milt Laurie, a newspaper deliveryman and baseball coach who was the father of two Lafayette baseball players. Laurie noticed Koufax's strong throwing arm and recognized that he might be able to pitch. He recruited the 17-year-old to pitch for the Coney Island Sports League's Parkviews.[8] en.wikipedia.org
- Jeff

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To: Zen Dollar Round who wrote (79326)5/20/2024 2:32:55 PM
From: Broken_Clock
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are you ready for the WNFL?


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To: Zen Dollar Round who wrote (79326)5/20/2024 2:42:44 PM
From: Bill
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Southie has become mostly gentrified over the past couple of decades. It's loaded with millennials, lots of them from NY.

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To: Bill who wrote (79330)5/20/2024 3:55:05 PM
From: Zen Dollar Round
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Good to know.

I hope a Yankee fan wearing a jersey in a bar there would still get a proper beatdown.

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To: Bill who wrote (79330)5/20/2024 4:59:42 PM
From: Augustus Gloop
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Austin Maddox

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To: Zen Dollar Round who wrote (79331)5/20/2024 5:45:21 PM
From: Bill
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He might have to go to Charlestown for that.

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