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SOXfnNlansing
07-25-2005, 12:07 PM
I told Ozzie when he comes in next time he better take his shoes off," Banks said. "Because he's entering the Promised Land." '...especially when the Messiah is pitching'
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-0507250135jul25,1,6207538.story?coll=chi-sportswhitesox-hed

The Dude
07-25-2005, 12:11 PM
I told Ozzie when he comes in next time he better take his shoes off," Banks said. "Because he's entering the Promised Land." '...especially when the Messiah is pitching'
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-0507250135jul25,1,6207538.story?coll=chi-sportswhitesox-hed

Does he have to kneel for the 7th inning stretch as well?? Or maybe dip his hands in the holy water when entering the shrine??

Ol' No. 2
07-25-2005, 12:12 PM
Does he have to kneel for the 7th inning stretch as well?? Or maybe dip his hands in the holy water when entering the shrine??That's NOT holy water. Don't put your hands in it.:redneck

The Dude
07-25-2005, 12:24 PM
That's NOT holy water. Don't put your hands in it.:redneck

:rolling:

SOXintheBURGH
07-25-2005, 12:37 PM
:chunks

samram
07-25-2005, 12:41 PM
The "promise" is that the Cubs will suck.

zach074
07-25-2005, 12:43 PM
I always thought the promised land was the World Series? Well obviously "Mr.Cub" doesn't know anything about that.

SomebodyToldMe
07-25-2005, 12:43 PM
The "promise" is that the Cubs will suck.

POST OF THE WEEK!!!

Hangar18
07-25-2005, 01:00 PM
I told Ozzie when he comes in next time he better take his shoes off," Banks said. "Because he's entering the Promised Land."

:bs: :kukoo: :rolling: ..............these are the 3 stages I go thru when I hear
Ernie "Tribune-Yes-Man" Banks say something as SILLY as that, heh heh
Hes become a corporate stooge now too I see .......

kittle42
07-25-2005, 01:07 PM
:bs: :kukoo: :rolling: ..............these are the 3 stages I go thru when I hear
Ernie "Tribune-Yes-Man" Banks say something as SILLY as that, heh heh
Hes become a corporate stooge now too I see .......

If you were one of the greatest hitters in the game who never won a championship because he got stuck with the Cubs forever, you'd buy into the whole Cubbie mystique, too - keeps him from getting PO'd.

Hangar18
07-25-2005, 01:13 PM
If you were one of the greatest hitters in the game who never won a championship because he got stuck with the Cubs forever, you'd buy into the whole Cubbie mystique, too - keeps him from getting PO'd.


welcome back, heh heh.
But seriously, nobody told Ernie "tribune stooge" Banks to become or stay a cub ..... Thats his own fault

maurice
07-25-2005, 01:45 PM
A word of advice: don't take advice from old men who wear hats with their name on it. You'd have to be nuts to take your shoes off there. Who wants urine all over their socks?!?

http://espn.go.com/i/mlb/profiles/players/4517.jpg
"It makes me run faster."

TomBradley72
07-25-2005, 01:47 PM
Ernie Banks = a class act trapped in the Land of the Loser Lemmings....it's almost tragic. Classic Cubune...a feature on Ernie's take on the White Sox...truth continues to be stranger than fiction.

RKMeibalane
07-25-2005, 01:53 PM
*sigh*

Tragg
07-25-2005, 01:57 PM
I was working in club storage at a golf course in 1975 after my junior year in high school. Ernie Banks was in town doing a PR appearance, and a member brought him over to play golf. I met him, chatted with him for a minute or so as I found him some clubs to use, and off they went.

A few minutes later, some belicose member saw Banks on the first green, and started raising holy hell. "I don't care who he is, we don't allow.... on the course".

The member called the chairman of the board, and after all was said and done, the golf pro drove a cart out, and escorted Ernie and the other guy off the course.

Ernie didn't curse, didn't scream - just shook his head as he walked to his car.

Maybe i've lived a charmed life, but that was one of the scariest and saddest things I've ever seen in my life. I wanted to cry.

ND_Sox_Fan
07-25-2005, 02:40 PM
If I were Ozzie, I would wear metal golf spikes the next time I walked in.

I suppose baseball spikes would work too.

mr_genius
07-25-2005, 02:50 PM
I was working in club storage at a golf course in 1975 after my junior year in high school. Ernie Banks was in town doing a PR appearance, and a member brought him over to play golf. I met him, chatted with him for a minute or so as I found him some clubs to use, and off they went.

A few minutes later, some belicose member saw Banks on the first green, and started raising holy hell. "I don't care who he is, we don't allow.... on the course".

The member called the chairman of the board, and after all was said and done, the golf pro drove a cart out, and escorted Ernie and the other guy off the course.

Ernie didn't curse, didn't scream - just shook his head as he walked to his car.

Maybe i've lived a charmed life, but that was one of the scariest and saddest things I've ever seen in my life. I wanted to cry.

wow, that sucks. what golf course was it?

mccoydp
07-25-2005, 03:32 PM
I'm just waiting to see "This Old Cub, Part II: The Ernie Banks Story" on WGN soon.

mccoydp
07-25-2005, 03:34 PM
The only "Promised" part of Wrigley being "The Promised Land" is a promise that you'll either pass out from the urine smell, die from falling concrete, or fall into a comatose state from alcohol poisioning.

Tragg
07-25-2005, 04:52 PM
wow, that sucks. what golf course was it?

A golf course in Lafayette, Louisiana.

SOXfnNlansing
07-25-2005, 06:01 PM
The only "Promised" part of Wrigley being "The Promised Land" is a promise that you'll either pass out from the urine smell, die from falling concrete, or fall into a comatose state from alcohol poisioning. Here's another thing that is 'promised' on most visits to the urinal:redneck