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Thread #112043   Message #2367560
Posted By: GUEST,Jeff
17-Jun-08 - 12:06 AM
Thread Name: Let's talk John Prine
Subject: RE: Let talk John Prine
Played softball against The John Prine Band. Around the time 'Bruised Orange' was released. They talked alot of trash. I played w/t Chicago Folkies. John pitched, Steve Goodman played 2nd base and John Burns played 1st as I recall. I think Angie Varias played ss for them. We had Mike Jordan ss, Tom Dundee 2b, Dave Laser 3b, Marty Peifer lf, Al Day(we made him play rf), Harry Waller c and me, Jeff Jones cf. We killed them. We got 'em 1-2-3 in the first inning and then batted around twice. They knew they were in for a long afternoon. Mike Jordan was an All county BB player in HS and I was drafted, but never signed by the Pirate org. Tom Dundee was just a good all around athlete. We had Jim Tulio, too. He played 1st. Marty played lf and was very, very fast in the outfield. He got to a couple of gap shots that were impressive. I think he could've played pro ball 'cause he could really hit, too. Betsy Redhed played 'rover' and Cassie pitched. We 10 runned 'em twice and then swapped a few players around to make things more even. There's a picture from that game on Tom Dundee's post-humously relaeased CD set called 'Fleeting Moment' where he's leaning in talking to Steve Goodman and tapping his ballglove. Great moment.

OH yeah favorite John Prine songs: 'Iron Ore Betty' w/t immortal words: I'm goin steady w/Iron Ore Betty and she's goin' steady w/me. We get our mail from the same mail box and we watch the same TV. She's got rug burns on her elbows, I got 'em on my knees. I'm goin' steady w/Iron Ore Betty and she's goin' steady w/me.