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AlanMendelson
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April 2nd, 2022 at 12:07:17 AM permalink
I was at a table this morning when Orel Hershiser came up to play. He was a great Dodger pitcher but not a great craps shooter. Two or three rolls and out.

His delivery was an underhanded knuckler that spun and weaved and bounced wildly. LOL

His wife joined him at the table later and yes she had a darn good roll, making several passes and hitting the tall.

Both were very friendly. Nice people. He even took off his ring -- I guess it was a World Series ring -- to let his base dealer examine it. Later the dealer said it weighed a ton.

It was nice to see them being friendly.

Years ago I saw Roseanne Barr playing blackjack at Caesars at a regular table laughing it up with the other players.

I was also at the Bellagio years ago when the Lakers were in town and were playing craps. To reach the back wall Shaq only had to reach out with his arm. LOL

I played with Celine's husband Rene often. He played when I played -- at 2 or 3 in the morning. Quiet, unassuming and at Caesars the dealers never tried to make conversation with him.

After Rene was no longer allowed to play at Caesars he moved to Bellagio. I was with him at a table where he asked the dealer for "another $25,000 marker please." And the dealer responded "do you have your ID?"

I was standing next to Rene and I bit my tongue to keep from laughing. Must have been a new dealer.
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April 2nd, 2022 at 12:13:25 AM permalink
Hershiser's post-playing career

In 2014, Hershiser left ESPN to serve as an analyst for Dodgers games on SportsNet LA. Outside of the baseball world, he has become a professional poker player. - Mar 26, 2020
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April 2nd, 2022 at 1:31:44 AM permalink
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Hershiser's post-playing career

In 2014, Hershiser left ESPN to serve as an analyst for Dodgers games on SportsNet LA. Outside of the baseball world, he has become a professional poker player. - Mar 26, 2020
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I saw him once before at Hollywood Park Casino which is a poker casino in Inglewood near the new LA stadium. He was not playing. He was there with his wife and she played. She bought into a $500 game and played about an hour and then left. If I recall it was a late Saturday night and they were dressed up -- as if they were at a dinner party. If my memory is correct they were with another couple. It just looked like they stopped in for an hour of fun. I didnt know he was a serious poker player.
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April 2nd, 2022 at 7:49:18 AM permalink
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I was at a table this morning when Orel Hershiser came up to play. He was a great Dodger pitcher but not a great craps shooter. Two or three rolls and out.

Are you sure he wasn't playing don't pass with 6x odds? If anyone would be able to control the dice it would be an MLB pitcher
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April 2nd, 2022 at 9:46:40 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I was at a table this morning when Orel Hershiser came up to play. He was a great Dodger pitcher but not a great craps shooter. Two or three rolls and out.

His delivery was an underhanded knuckler that spun and weaved and bounced wildly. LOL

His wife joined him at the table later and yes she had a darn good roll, making several passes and hitting the tall.

Both were very friendly. Nice people. He even took off his ring -- I guess it was a World Series ring -- to let his base dealer examine it. Later the dealer said it weighed a ton.

It was nice to see them being friendly.

Years ago I saw Roseanne Barr playing blackjack at Caesars at a regular table laughing it up with the other players.

I was also at the Bellagio years ago when the Lakers were in town and were playing craps. To reach the back wall Shaq only had to reach out with his arm. LOL

I played with Celine's husband Rene often. He played when I played -- at 2 or 3 in the morning. Quiet, unassuming and at Caesars the dealers never tried to make conversation with him.

After Rene was no longer allowed to play at Caesars he moved to Bellagio. I was with him at a table where he asked the dealer for "another $25,000 marker please." And the dealer responded "do you have your ID?"

I was standing next to Rene and I bit my tongue to keep from laughing. Must have been a new dealer.
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I am guessing you were at Red Rock. Orel is there regularly and used to play a lot of poker. I remember watching him pitch for Bowling Green university.
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tuttigym
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April 2nd, 2022 at 1:56:21 PM permalink
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Quote: AlanMendelson

I was at a table this morning when Orel Hershiser came up to play. He was a great Dodger pitcher but not a great craps shooter. Two or three rolls and out.

Are you sure he wasn't playing don't pass with 6x odds? If anyone would be able to control the dice it would be an MLB pitcher
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Only if the table was 60" 6" long, he was at the very end, and could take a full wind up.

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AlanMendelson
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April 2nd, 2022 at 3:11:22 PM permalink
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Are you sure he wasn't playing don't pass with 6x odds? If anyone would be able to control the dice it would be an MLB pitcher
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Actually he was playing a simple come bet with odds strategy with relatively modest bets on the hard ways and All Tall Small.

He started with $15 pass and come bets. $10 each on ATS. No hop bets and I dont recall any horn or field bets.

I'd describe him as a solid and smart player.
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April 12th, 2022 at 7:43:05 PM permalink
I played with Joe Theismann at Red Rock and he had his two Super Bowl rings on.

He is also a regular, I believe. Nice guy. Tipped well.
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