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  1. Mariners are in a wild card contest too, not just playing spoiler. Nice to get support from the West Coast
  2. BUT ITS INCLUSIVE!, you know, just like the 1940s .
  3. They were paid peanuts, threw 200 innings, and had dead arms after five years. Its a different world. Tommy John surgery, huge salaries, emphasis on 100mph fastballs, pitch counts, kids throwing curve balls in LL. I could go on for an hour.
  4. I dont know if it is sad or amusing at this point, but that gambling web site that advertises "baseball is back!. Pitchers hitting grand slams!" What odds do they give on that? With th DH in both leagues this year, that just aint gonna happen. A ctually the last pitcber to hit a grand slam was Jim Lonberg for the Phillies... in 1974.
  5. Just mentioning 1988 drives me nuts.
  6. No let-up in the schedule. after today the Amazins play 4 against PHI in 3 days, then the NYY.
  7. I would refrain from describing bringing up a prospect from Syracuse as a "major roster move"; but the phrase is good click bait. Are his errors fielding or throwing?
  8. Its a different world. Used to be the problem was trying to keep up with the segue from "colored" to "African American" to "black". I simply am baffled by individuals who wish to be refered to in third person plural. This makes words meaningless. How many will show up, If "they" are coming to dinner? It forces the use of proper names, I guess.
  9. And the Phillies are alive and well. They are in a good position to shake up the revised wild card playoffs. Much can happen in the last 50 games. Stay tuned.
  10. Brady obviously has George Blanda's seniority record in his sights.
  11. Thiis series has had its share of suspense for Metsfans, for sure. But even after todays game the Mets play ATL seven more games, three against LAD, and two with NYY. ATL schedule is a bit softer. Still, a lot of fun to watch!
  12. My sister and her husband sailed on LI Sound for a couple of years when they lived in CT, but their newborn son did not take too much to the activity and they moved to England and that kind of petered out. Ten years ago we came up with an idea for a family vacation. Our two sons live in Seattle and Chicago, so it takes some planning. We decided to rent a sailboat from an operation in Nanaimo, British Columbia; on Victoria Island. Anyway, we had six adults and two very small children (5yo and 5mo). We spent a week sailing around the Channel Islands in a 40' sailboat. A great time was had by all. My 5yo granddaughter was thrilled with whale-watching. My wife brings up the idea now and again, but we would need an even bigger vessel now, and figure out how to squeeze it into the summer schedules . Both sons are a lot more involved in water activities than their father. I have a 18' canoe and a 16' kayak. Neither requires renting a slip for the summer or storage for the winter. It seems to me that a boat of any larger size or components (ie an engine) requires more time and investment than I really want to spend. It's like a mistress that your spouse knows about and tolerates. In the winter my wife and I will go down to the Manasquan Inlet and watch the boat traffic. Occasionally I get the urge to buy a 15-18' powerboat and cruise around Barnegat Bay and inshore water, but the urge passes, or I get home and have other stuff I suddenly have to deal with. Anyway, I am happy to hear about sailing on Raritan Bay. I see the boats and masts in that marina near Cheesequake on the GSP and think that its cool that the Bay is clean enough for so many folks to enjoy. Happy Sailing!
  13. Are you getting into sailing before heading south? Is this on Great Lakes size water or Barnegat Bay? My son and DiL crewed on a 10 meter sailboat out of Chicago before kids. OTOH, Iwas talking to a guy who grew up sailing on Barnegst Bay. He signedup for the Army (1965), and they sent him to military intelligence training. Killing time he discovered that the Army actually had a sailing team. So he got everyone he knew to write letters recommending him for this team. He got his permanent assignment to Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks Alaska! One day his seargant calls him in, and says he cant believe what he was reading. The guy got orders for temporary assignment to crew the Army team in some warm weather clime. That continued off and on for the rest of hitch. Anyway, have fun!
  14. Apparently you missed the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Chirch in 1994. It specifically refers to funeral rites for unbaptized children including those stillborn. Para 1261 and 1283. No one is buried in thechurch these days. They are buried in cemeteries. Unbaptized children are usually excluded from consecrated plots, but plots for these holy innocents are available. There is plenty of ignorance going around. My barber and his wife left the Church because the priest refused to baptize the child with the name Cindy. He was unaware that Cindy is a dimunitive of Cynthia, a feminine form of Hyacinth. St Hyacinth was an early theologian of the church. When my wife miscarried her obstetrician baptized the daughter we never saw grow up. Tell your wife she can come to New Jersey where there arevirtually no restri tipns on abortions
  15. SCOTUS only said it's not up to 5 unelected justices to decide this issue. Let Congress and/or state legislatures elected by the people of this country decide this issue.
  16. One of my son's classmates in grammar school mother's name was Cheri Topping, and that was by marriage.
  17. Do the all black uniforms make it difficult for goalies to pick up pucks when teammates are screening? Just asking....
  18. There is a dirth of unskilled labor. And skilled labor....well, CDL drivers can pretty much name their price, and seamstresses? Well, you just can't find them. You wanna buy a commercial vehicle? Put down a deposit and get in line. Heavy vehicles have an 18 month waiting line, if you are very lucky. Labor issues, supply chain issues, are tying up the economy MASSIVELY. Welcome to the post pandemic world. If those jerseys come back in under a year consider yourselves blessed.
  19. Not that I am expecting any sympathy, but my wife and I are nearing the end of a totally disastrous Georgetown mens' BB season. I talked to a guy who broadcasts college basketball today and apparently Ewing is as distraught about the results this season as Hoya fans. Regarding the recruits who have transferred to other programs, the consensus is that Ewing expects his players to work as hard as John Thompson did his players; and players today don't have that kind of work ethic. It's been a sad season for Hoya fans. Please don't throw that criminals play for GU at me. Tell me about players' lives after they played at XYZ program and not before. What did XYZ program for them??8
  20. One of the new owners, from what I understand, has an interest in at least one minor pro hockey team. I'd have to look it up for more details. I was happy to see a crowded parking lot. No new name on the bldg yet.
  21. Ocean Ice Palace in Brick NJ was closed for a while after being sold. Lots of cars, mostly SUVs, in the paring lot Saturday. Fmr Devil Jjim Dowd played HS hockey there.
  22. Sorry, but this conversation has hit a dead end. Let's just move on, before the level of discourse devolves, OK?
  23. A nightmare, as a dream, would have been preferable to this reality. I was playing regularly years ago, and had a chance to break 100. (I have no claim to any particular athletic ability.)Broke it off to get home, on the 17th tee, can't remember why. Still haven't come close to 100. OTOH, I had a hole in one in another round. Golf is a funny game. Sorta.
  24. I can't see the game, but 13 NJD players are at least -1. Plenty of blame to go around.
  25. My nephew was 27yo at the time. BTW, age of consent in California is 18. No argument over your proposed sentence. His grandmother thought he should get a vasectomy at the least.
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