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Missin' Steve....

mactheturk 27 Apr 00 - 12:11 AM
GUEST,Stevefan 27 Apr 00 - 12:25 AM
GUEST,JenEllen 27 Apr 00 - 12:28 AM
wysiwyg 27 Apr 00 - 12:43 AM
Rick Fielding 27 Apr 00 - 01:14 AM
JenEllen 27 Apr 00 - 01:34 AM
fox4zero 27 Apr 00 - 03:50 AM
BlueJay 27 Apr 00 - 04:24 PM
Peter T. 27 Apr 00 - 05:12 PM
Mbo 27 Apr 00 - 06:20 PM
mactheturk 27 Apr 00 - 09:33 PM
Clifton53 28 Apr 00 - 08:40 AM
JenEllen 28 Apr 00 - 03:27 PM
bob schwarer 28 Apr 00 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,Stevefan 28 Apr 00 - 06:13 PM
catspaw49 28 Apr 00 - 09:01 PM
Peter T. 29 Apr 00 - 05:15 PM
zenduck 29 Apr 00 - 05:58 PM
Clifton53 30 Apr 00 - 12:56 AM
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Subject: Missin' Steve....
From: mactheturk
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 12:11 AM

Do they still play the blues in Chicago When baseball season rolls around When the snow melts away, Do the Cubbies still play In their ivy burial ground

When I was a boy they were my pride and joy But now they only bring fatigue To the home of the brave The land of the free And the doormat of the national league


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: GUEST,Stevefan
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 12:25 AM

He is sorely missed. The Cubs are still the doormat - hey, anybody can have a bad century!

20 major events that have occurred since the Chicago Cubbies last laid claim to a world series championship:

1. Radio was invented; Cubs fans got to hear their team lose.

2. TV was invented; Cubs fans got to see their team lose.

3. Baseball added 14 teams; Cubs fans get to see and hear their team lose to more clubs.

4. George Burns celebrated his 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th,60th, 70th, 80th, 90th and 100th birthdays.

5. Haley's comet passed Earth-twice.

6. Harry Caray was born...and died. Incredible, but true.

7. The NBA, NHL and NFL were formed, and Chicago teams won championships in each league.

8. Man landed on the moon (as have several home runs given up by Cubs pitchers).

9. Sixteen U.S. presidents were elected.

10. There were 11 amendments added to the Constitution.

11. Prohibition was created and repealed. (Could you imagine being a Cubs fan without being able to drink?).

12. The Titanic was built, set sail, sank, was discovered and became the subject of major motion pictures, the latest giving Cubs fans hope that something that finishes on the bottom can come out on top.

13. Wrigley Field was built and becomes the oldest park in the National League.

14. Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field roof to hold all of the team's future World Series pennants. (Those flag poles have since rusted and been taken down).

15. A combination of 40 Summer and Winter Olympics have been held.

16. Thirteen baseball players have won the Triple Crown; several thanked Cubs pitchers.

17. Bell-bottoms came in style, went out of style and came back in style; disco, swing, and ballroom dancing have done the same.

18. The Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins have all won the World Series.

19. The Cubs played 14,153 regular-season games; they lost the majority of them.

20. Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma and New Mexico were admitted to the Union.


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: GUEST,JenEllen
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 12:28 AM

Nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, goodbye.....

thanks for the great memories fellas ~Elle


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 12:43 AM

And dear Margaret remembers them for me.


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 01:14 AM

Well not to rub it in but...the Toronto BlueJays won TWO World Series Championships, within 14 years of their creation. With this years pitching however it'll be another 14 before they do it again.

Rick (Yankee fan, from childhood to '78)


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: JenEllen
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 01:34 AM

Ah, but to be a GIANTS fan (88-91) and watch the rise and fall of the Candlestick crowd! Matt Williams, Kevin Mitchell, and Will Clark in that killer 1-2-3 batting order, earthquakes notwithstanding. Kevin's barehanded catch at the warning track, Will punching out the San Diego Chicken and calling himself safe at home plate, and the flags in the outfield all three blowing in different directions at any given time. It's kind of the same for the poor Cubbies, they aren't much to look at now, but I'm sure they were once....

~Elle (thoughtfully rubbing the scar on her head from the grandstand fight on 'souvenir bat day')


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: fox4zero
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 03:50 AM

Jean Shepherd did a truly funny TV movie about his "loser of a father" and him attending a Cubs game. His father taunts Lou Gehrig as he approached the plate and Gehrig responds by hitting a homer into the stands exactly where he and his dad were sitting....and the Yanks win! GuestStevefan...that is the funniest piece that I have read in ages. Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: BlueJay
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 04:24 PM

Feilding, admit it. Your beloved Blue Jays cannot post near the amount of losses as Goodman's Cubbies. (Though I admit times have changed, I still I still like to look at the cubs as America's losingest team, because of that song). Illinois is "The Land of Goodman". I reiterate, my name has no association with your favorite baseball team, (though I love Toronto). :) BlueJay


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: Peter T.
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 05:12 PM

Losers? You want losers! I was a fan of the Kansas City Athletics (omigod) when Charlie Finlay owned them and before they moved to Oakland and became a baseball team!!! We used to go to the games all the time in K.C., just to see what Charlie would do to bring people in -- invented the orange ball, the hideous uniforms that plague us today, and, Oh, the donkey that brought in the refreshed balls, and everything. They made the Cubbies look good: God what a great team. Now that was a bunch of losers -- got me all warmed up for the Toronto Blue Jays when I moved north. Another great bunch of losers: but, I don't know, I was older then, they didn't seem to have that real loser quality. I should also say that when they moved out of the terrible stadium they were in, and went to the flashy Skydome, I gave them up. It was at that point that they really began winning -- is there a pattern here?

I am for hire. You can pay me to stay away from your team: easy money, really.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: Mbo
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 06:20 PM

Only my beloved Philadelphia Phillies can come close to the season-after-season heartbreak suffered by the Cubs. Year after year...more utility outfielders picked up, but no pitching, which is what they really need! Around my house (thanks to my grandfather) we call them "The BumPhillies" ever when they win. My grandfather also loved to watch the Cubs, since we'd always trade away lousy players who'd become superstars when they got to Chicago! They were like a Phillies-rejects-gone-good team!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: mactheturk
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 09:33 PM

After Steve died, a portion of his ashes were buried under home plate in Wrigley Field.

This was a great tribute to Steve, one that he surely deserves.

Play Ball!!

Mac


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: Clifton53
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 08:40 AM

Don't tell me about baseball heartbreak, please. First McCovey's line shot to Bobby Richardson in '62, then an earthquake, a freakin' earthquake shakes the Giants to the very core! I waited 26 years to see the Giants in the series and then THAT has to happen! Balls!

Clifton53


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: JenEllen
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 03:27 PM

....And the Giants never were the same after that either. Neither was I. It's just like the "where were you when...." for Kennedy, Mt St Helens, etc.

It was a warm day in October, in the year of '89
It was baseball made to order with the series on the line
The afternoon commuters were moving around the bay
On the bridges and the freeways just an ordinary day

There were thousands at the ballpark
While millions watched the tube
California in it's glory on a perfect afternoon
When the buildings started swaying
The earth began to move
And like day to night from joy to fright
We tumbled

Hold on to me Father
Don't let me go
Old Mother Earth is on a mighty roll
The whole world is coming apart
From the bottom to the top
Can't catch my breath, I'm scared to death
...just hold me


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: bob schwarer
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 03:40 PM

Cubs Forever. Gotta have faith. I remember going to the Cub games when bleacher seats were 50 cents. Reserved grandstand was $1.25 or $1.50.

The season is still young.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: GUEST,Stevefan
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 06:13 PM

One of the watering holes near Wrigley Field used to have a photograph behind the bar which showed a section of the bleachers where a (rather cute) young lady had stood up, lifted her shirt and flashed her breasts at the players. The photo was titled "0 runs, 2 tits, 0 errors".


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 09:01 PM

I just miss baseball...period. Yeah, its still being played I know, but its lost much of its charm. My nostalgia for the game of my youth at times is overwhelming. I know the guys were getting screwed and at the mercy of unfair owners and needed the union, but the multi-billion dollar game is different. Buy yourself a team and then trade for big bucks after they win the pennant or the series. As a player, you'd be nuts not to grab all the loot you could, but the days of players living in the neighborhood and getting some free stuff from admiring friends, local merchants, and fans is but a memory.

But damn, they're GREAT memories. I saw the Mick take one out of Cleveland Stadium like it had wings. I remember listening to Jim Hegan after a game as he talked with a group of my Dad's friends. I can still do the batting stances and "idiosynchasies" of most of the Indians back then.....Rocky Colavito, Vic Power, Minnie Minosa, Tito Francona........Later, I watched the Big Red Machine with Bench, Morgan, Perez,Rose........I got to see greats from other teams too. The Yankees, Pirates, Giants, Cubs.........I saw Harmon Killebrew hit a homer when he was on the streak......and I listened to the radio with my grandpa, heard it the night Harvey Haddix lost a no-hitter...........

Somehow, its not the same today. But I admit that last year was encouraging.........

And Peter...the A's..in Kansas City? C'mon,now...you're older than that!!! When I was a kid the good joke was:
TEACHER:"Spell Philadelphia."
KID:"OK.....P-H-I-L-D-E-L-P-H-I"
TEACHER:"What happened to the a's?
KID:"They moved to Kansas City."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: Peter T.
Date: 29 Apr 00 - 05:15 PM

I know, I know, but I was a kid in K.C. I thought they were born there (And died there). Rocky Colavito!! He played for K.C. (badly too). Diego Segui! there was another one.
yours, Peter T>


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: zenduck
Date: 29 Apr 00 - 05:58 PM

Clifton53, you got to me with the reference to the McCovey line drive to Richardson...I was playing second base in little league at the time and up until that day Bobby R. was a hero of mine. Never again. Mays, McCovey, Cepeda, Marichal, Alou...what a team. I literally bled for them (I lived in Dodger territory and got the s--t beat out of me for exulting after the Giants won the playoff game). Well, here's hoping they can win their first game at Pac Bell Park one of these days...


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Subject: RE: Missin' Steve....
From: Clifton53
Date: 30 Apr 00 - 12:56 AM

Zenduck, always glad to meet another Giant fan. They say McCovey's liner was rising as Richardson caught it and probably would have left the park had he not. Twas not to be,and who'd have guessed with that line-up they'd not return to the series again. Lots of second place finishes and Candlestick wasn't much help either. I think Mays would have had a lot more homers had he played somewhere else.

Of course, I root for two teams at all times, the Giants, and whoever is playing the Dodgers, heh heh.

As for the earthquake, they were down two games coming in to Frisco, beautiful sunny day, the A's were a good team, but I was optimistic , then boom! The series was over then, all Giant fans knew that. Curses!

Clifton53


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