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lilredrooster
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August 9th, 2020 at 2:55:20 AM permalink
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Back then, I was a huge Knicks fan and was estatic when the Knicks traded for him, even though Mike Riordan was one of my favorite Knick and went to Baltimore.
Earl and Walt Frazier formed one of the best backcourts of all time but he just wasn't the same player. While everyone knows his "Pearl" nickname, he also was known as Black Jesus and that offended a large portion of the season ticketholders. I think that had a bit to do with him moderating his game, in order to appease the powers that be. Playing on a team that had seven future Hall of Famers certainly helped. The funny thing was many people thought NY would never embrace Monroes flash, but out in nearby Long Island, Julius Erving was about to revolutionize the game.




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kewlj
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August 9th, 2020 at 10:29:32 AM permalink
So I know this is a little silly, but sports related. My late partner and I "attended" the phillies game today. Waste of money? Yes. But I thought it would be fitting for my partner, a lifelong phila sports fan to "attend" one more game. Hopefully the Phil's win although as a long term phillies fan maybe a loss would be more fitting. Lol
redietz
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August 9th, 2020 at 10:40:48 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

So I know this is a little silly, but sports related. My late partner and I "attended" the phillies game today. Waste of money? Yes. But I thought it would be fitting for my partner, a lifelong phila sports fan to "attend" one more game. Hopefully the Phil's win although as a long term phillies fan maybe a loss would be more fitting. Lol




So are you saying that you bought tickets in memoriam or that you put a couple of cardboard cutouts in the stands?

Meanwhile, since I've been asked many times this last week, my thoughts on the virus and sports (and sports gambling) are posted on my blog as of yesterday. I'm not supposed to post a link here without permission, so one can just look it up the blog address in old posts. It was a Part One of two parts.
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kewlj
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August 9th, 2020 at 10:51:10 AM permalink
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So are you saying that you bought tickets in memoriam or that you put a couple of cardboard cutouts in the stands?



Paid for cardboard cutouts.

I knew it would be today but didn't know the Phil's would be wearing those throwback powder blue uniforms from the 80's. Before my time but kind of fitting for a long term fan.
redietz
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August 9th, 2020 at 11:24:36 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Paid for cardboard cutouts.

I knew it would be today but didn't know the Phil's would be wearing those throwback powder blue uniforms from the 80's. Before my time but kind of fitting for a long term fan.




My father was an enormous Phillies fan. This is a little personal but touching, in a way. He had holes eaten in his brain by a virus and had symptoms resembling, but not identical to, Alzheimer's. Anyway, he would watch the Phillies live at night on television, then when the replay was shown the next day in the afternoon, he would watch the identical game without knowing it was not live. He cheered just as hard in the afternoon. Poignant stuff.

Anyway, congrats on the cutouts. That's a cool thing to do.

And you know someone, somewhere, will try to tape the game to see if they can identify the kewlJ. LOL. I guarantee you someone does that.
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kewlj
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August 9th, 2020 at 11:42:39 AM permalink
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And you know someone, somewhere, will try to tape the game to see if they can identify the kewlJ. LOL. I guarantee you someone does that.



Yeah, I gave that some thought but decided to do it anyway. Used to be I only had concerns about casino industry folks (more database than casino), but now there are just so many other "haters".

Anyway, not directly behind home plate, so not in every shot, but I did get a call from a friend in Philly saying she saw me, so that was cool.
Joeman
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August 9th, 2020 at 1:12:48 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Paid for cardboard cutouts.

I knew it would be today but didn't know the Phil's would be wearing those throwback powder blue uniforms from the 80's. Before my time but kind of fitting for a long term fan.

That's pretty cool, KJ! BTW, those powder blue uni's are what I grew up with.

Speaking of cardboard fans, did anybody catch Brenie from Weekend at Bernie's in the stands at a Royals game last week?

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billryan
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August 9th, 2020 at 1:12:52 PM permalink
That's the state of baseball in 2020. Fans scanning the stands to see if they recognize cardboard cutouts. Local news made a big deal of some team having a cutout of Dead Bernie, without ever mentioning the team playing or the score.
kewlj
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August 9th, 2020 at 1:19:29 PM permalink
I saw Ben Franklin today at the Phillies game. lol
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August 9th, 2020 at 1:29:02 PM permalink
I have noticed that most of the cardboard fans are white. We need some diversity in our faux crowds.
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