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Post by LS71 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:02 pm

^ I can still see Bo running up the LF wall to make a catch in the 1989 All-Star game!
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Post by Floyd » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:10 pm

^ LS, how 'bout that throw he made from deep left center to the plate, I believe in the air, no hop? Probably the best outfield assist I've ever seen
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Post by LS71 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:52 am

^ He was an amazing talent. Too bad football ended his career.
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Post by Quann » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:24 am

Back to back hrs from Bo and Wade Boggs to lead off that 1989 All Star game. 8 year old me was going nuts! Back when the All Star game was a huge deal.

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Post by LS71 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:11 am

^ As far as I'm concerned, it's still the only All-Star game worth watching.

The physical aspect of the other major team sports, basketball, football and hockey means defense isn't really part of their All-Star games. The nature of baseball keeps players honest. Pitchers try to get the best hitters of the other league out. Defenders play D...they're not dogging it. And of course, hitters want to look good...especially against All-Star pitchers.
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Post by harbo » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:58 pm

^ Good point about the baseball all-star games. It's tough to play baseball at half speed. The only overly aggressive play I can recall was Pete Rose barreling over Ray Fosse in the 1970 game.

Here's a link to relive the details about the All-Star games:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/allstar/

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Post by inthescoop » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:40 pm

Baseball was losing the grit and love in the All-Star game as well until they did something very risky. The winning division of the all-star game received home field advantage in the World Series. Well, it definitely backfired and they got rid of it a couple years ago. I think that the passion of the All-Star game has died in all sports as players now don't want to go all out, they want to use it as a weekend for rest simultaneously.

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Post by LS71 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:32 pm

Floyd wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:30 am
TheInsider wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:10 am Athlete.. no.. Winner? Leader? Yes. I mean Mahomes is far more physically talented than Brady. Bo Jackson anyone? He was just flat out better than anyone else no matter the playing field.
I agree. Probably one of the greatest pure athletes ever. Power, speed, hand/eye coordination. And one of the better marketed athletes. Bo knows ... everything
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Connors is 1 of 13 athletes to have played in both the NBA and MLB. The 12 others to have played are: Danny Ainge, Frank Baumholtz, Gene Conley, Dave DeBusschere, Johnny Gee, Dick Groat, Steve Hamilton, Mark Hendrickson, Cotton Nash, Ron Reed, Dick Ricketts, and Howie Schultz.
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Post by classof60 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:24 pm

Unfortunately Bill Sharman (double hof for basketball) was called up by the Dodges in Sept 1951 but never got into a game

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Post by Floyd » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:56 am

LS71 wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:32 pm
Floyd wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:30 am
TheInsider wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:10 am Athlete.. no.. Winner? Leader? Yes. I mean Mahomes is far more physically talented than Brady. Bo Jackson anyone? He was just flat out better than anyone else no matter the playing field.
I agree. Probably one of the greatest pure athletes ever. Power, speed, hand/eye coordination. And one of the better marketed athletes. Bo knows ... everything
Saw this in a FB post about Chuck Connors. https://www.facebook.com/Davenportsport ... 1911174329
Connors is 1 of 13 athletes to have played in both the NBA and MLB. The 12 others to have played are: Danny Ainge, Frank Baumholtz, Gene Conley, Dave DeBusschere, Johnny Gee, Dick Groat, Steve Hamilton, Mark Hendrickson, Cotton Nash, Ron Reed, Dick Ricketts, and Howie Schultz.
Plus, he was The Rifleman, how you beat that!
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Post by LS71 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:31 am

^ Exactly! 8)
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Post by Cahoonaville » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:22 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:36 am So with last night, there seems to be a lot of chatter of Greatest of All Time. Not just for the NFL, but all major sports and all sports.

What say you? Who is the Greatest in each and overall?
People are just assuming in the apocalypse where only potatoes or pasta are available that we’ll be able to cook either. You eating a raw pasta or a raw potato first, second question can you smoke bud out of a raw potato when you’re out of papers like you can a noodle? Checkmate
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:39 am

Cahoonaville wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:22 am
InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:36 am So with last night, there seems to be a lot of chatter of Greatest of All Time. Not just for the NFL, but all major sports and all sports.

What say you? Who is the Greatest in each and overall?
People are just assuming in the apocalypse where only potatoes or pasta are available that we’ll be able to cook either. You eating a raw pasta or a raw potato first, second question can you smoke bud out of a raw potato when you’re out of papers like you can a noodle? Checkmate

You are so weird.
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Post by McKinney » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:05 am

Cahoonaville wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:22 am People are just assuming in the apocalypse where only potatoes or pasta are available that we’ll be able to cook either. You eating a raw pasta or a raw potato first, second question can you smoke bud out of a raw potato when you’re out of papers like you can a noodle? Checkmate
Isn't raw potato poisonous?
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Post by Floyd » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:53 pm

Cahoonaville wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:22 am
People are just assuming in the apocalypse where only potatoes or pasta are available that we’ll be able to cook either. You eating a raw pasta or a raw potato first, second question can you smoke bud out of a raw potato when you’re out of papers like you can a noodle? Checkmate
If you can spark up your herb in a noodle, you can make a fire to cook your taters and ziti, no?
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