Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-08, 10:04 AM   #1
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
Thread Starter
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Baseball Memories

For us yanks, with the postseason in progress, how about a thread to share memories of the national pass time.

I will share a few in different posts.

First, will be a pretty long one since it actually encompasses several memories. I have had the privilege of seeing Seattle versus Oakland in regular season games in four different ballparks.

The first was in 1969, the Seattle Pilots versus the Oakland Athletics, and since baseball was a new sport to me, I don't remember much, but I do remember a towering homerun by the Athletics, and my best guess now is that it was probably Reggie Jackson who hit 47 that year. Since only 678,000 fans attended that year, and I was three of them, there can not be too many that achieved the feat that I have.

I have also seen the Seattle Mariners play the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum (I was an A's fan for my years living in the bay area, and saw many games) and I also saw them play in the Kingdome and also at Safeco field while visiting family on a couple of occasions.

So, I have seen Seattle play Oakland in 4 different major league parks during the regular season.



I also saw a team that only played one year in a city before moving...

For those that may wonder how come I may remember the Pilots playing the Athletics... Just remember what the A's road uniforms were like back then, they stick in your mind:



By the way, I walked to the ballpark, since I lived about a mile away.
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:05 AM   #2
pgoat
BatŁwŁ Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2002 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
Posts: 2,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
I feel bad I didn't go to Shea more than I did ...I'm only four subway stops away....15 minute bike ride.

The new park is right next to it but it won't be the same....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:07 AM   #3
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I come from teh land of the Texas Rangers. We are not allowed to have baseball memories without paying a licensing fee to Tom Hicks.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:07 AM   #4
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
Thread Starter
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
And I didn't take the opportunity to go to Yankee Stadium this year... 2 hours away, but still.
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:14 AM   #5
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
Thread Starter
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
I come from teh land of the Texas Rangers. We are not allowed to have baseball memories without paying a licensing fee to Tom Hicks.
The Texas Rangers reminds me of one of my other memories.

I was at the Oakland Coliseum the last time Nolan Ryan pitched there. I even forget who won the game (a common thread for many of my baseball memories).

It was the only time I was in attendance at a game when the opposing pitcher got a standing ovation when he left the game.

He is one of my baseball heroes.
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:15 AM   #6
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Do you need Mr. Hicks address? You owe him $3.27.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:16 AM   #7
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
Thread Starter
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
Do you need Mr. Hicks address? You owe him $3.27.
Does that include interest, or do I need to add it?
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:19 AM   #8
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Tell him it just became a memory today, and avoid interest charges.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:21 AM   #9
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 34,098
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
I remember those uniforms. And I remember that Reggie wore number 9 with the A's, not 44 as he did with the Angels, Orioles, and of course, the Yankees. I rooted for those teams, "the Swingin' A's" of Charlie O. At least until he sold them off. I felt betrayed and I didn't realize at the time that he was trying to get ahead of the free agency curve and get something for his assets before they left for nothing.
caloso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:27 AM   #10
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
Thread Starter
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
Tell him it just became a memory today, and avoid interest charges.
I just did some research and realized that my memory is pre-Hicks... since it is from 1993, and he bought the team in 1998, so I am going to play ignorant.
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:28 AM   #11
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I grew up in Atlanta in the '70's. My memory is that of a team that was almost always in last place.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:30 AM   #12
trsidn 
parched member
 
trsidn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
I grew up in Atlanta in the '70's. My memory is that of a team that was almost always in last place.
Now you have a team that almost always wins, except when it's important.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
.... Other than being completely wrong, you're correct.
trsidn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:31 AM   #13
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
Now you have a team that almost always wins, except when it's important.
aint that the truth.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:32 AM   #14
trsidn 
parched member
 
trsidn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
aint that the truth.
I guess that can apply to the Cubs, too.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
.... Other than being completely wrong, you're correct.
trsidn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:34 AM   #15
pgoat
BatŁwŁ Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2002 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
Posts: 2,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
Now you have a team that almost always wins, except when it's important.
and their own national tv channel...aside from the chop, I like watching the Braves.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:34 AM   #16
hos13
Senior Member
 
hos13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 552 LATA
Bikes: 2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First Baseball game, seeing the Angels and Red Soxs in Cali. I was a big Rod Carew fan as kid so seeing the Angels was cool.


Meeting Rusty Greer while camping out for opening day tickets for the Texas Rangers (don't laugh, jsharr)



Plenty of memories from playing Baseball.

Last edited by hos13; 10-07-08 at 10:38 AM.
hos13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:35 AM   #17
pgoat
BatŁwŁ Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2002 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
Posts: 2,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
And I didn't take the opportunity to go to Yankee Stadium this year... 2 hours away, but still.
me neither...I'm only maybe 40 mins away....and I know people who work for the team...I'm such a loser
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:37 AM   #18
trsidn 
parched member
 
trsidn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Well, I don't live near any team, but I can say that I have been to see games in Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, San Diego, and whatever they called the stadium in Anaheim years ago....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
.... Other than being completely wrong, you're correct.
trsidn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:42 AM   #19
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
Thread Starter
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I remember those uniforms. And I remember that Reggie wore number 9 with the A's, not 44 as he did with the Angels, Orioles, and of course, the Yankees. I rooted for those teams, "the Swingin' A's" of Charlie O. At least until he sold them off. I felt betrayed and I didn't realize at the time that he was trying to get ahead of the free agency curve and get something for his assets before they left for nothing.
Which reminds me of another baseball memory...

There is a B&B in Sonora called the Knowles Hill House (if I remember the name correctly) where the owners are a former pitcher and his wife. His very short career was with the A's, I believe right during the time when the team moved from Kansas City to Oakland. Not an illustrious career, but where else can one have breakfast with a former major league pitcher. He is humble, and it was a passing comment by his wife about his past that brought this otherwise unknown part of his past to our attention.

It made for interesting breakfast conversation over a very nice meal of french toast and fresh fruit as we prepared to spend the day at Yosemite.
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:44 AM   #20
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd like to have breakfast with John Rocker, at the United Nations building during a session.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:45 AM   #21
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 34,098
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
I think they'll always call it the Big A. I followed the Angels for a period in the late 70s-early 80s. I had a Bobby Grich model glove so I started paying attention to the Halos. And of course they had Ryan.

Re gloves: Can you all recall the players autographs in the pocket of your gloves. I started with Chris Speier, then Bobby Grich, then George Brett. I literally wore out the George Brett glove. I had to have it restrung and the inside wore out so I could only wear it with a batting glove on my left hand. But I hit barehanded, because George did.
caloso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:55 AM   #22
hos13
Senior Member
 
hos13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 552 LATA
Bikes: 2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The first World Series I watched was the Royals vs The Card's. I watched it with my Dad, he is a Royals fan.
hos13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 10:56 AM   #23
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Bikes: Yes
Posts: 12,210
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 157 Post(s)
My favorite baseball memory involves me when I was playing Little League.

I was an OK ballplayer for a small and skinny 11 year old. I took the opposing town's big stud 12 year old 6' tall lefty pitcher deep for my only LL homerun. As I was rounding the bases the opposing players were yelling "LUCKY!" at me.

I think we still lost something like 12-1.
cb400bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 11:14 AM   #24
pgoat
BatŁwŁ Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2002 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
Posts: 2,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
I'd like to have breakfast with John Rocker, at the United Nations building during a session.
sounds like fun! Make sure to take the 7 train out to 74th street for some dinner afterwards....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-08, 12:02 PM   #25
apricissimus 
L T X B O M P F A N S R
 
apricissimus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Malden, MA
Bikes: Bianchi Volpe, Bianchi San Jose, Redline 925
Posts: 2,334
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 795 Post(s)
Nothing will ever, ever top October 27, 2004.


apricissimus is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:19 PM.