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In honor of actor Andy Garcia and his (unintentionally) hilarious reaction to Sofia (Mary Corleone) Coppola's death scene in "The Godfather, Part III."

Baseball memory

Posted 01-28-2010 at 09:54 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

One of the things I wanted to be when I was younger was a baseball player. I realize I am no different than any kid at that age, but I had an unusual way of going about working on my ambition-by fantasizing about what a great major leaguer I was going to be someday. I was always undersized, so I dreamed of one day being a hustling, peppery second baseman like Nellie Fox, the King of Hustling Pepper. The thing is, I never did anything about it. Oh, I played softball in grammar school-was the first...
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The Wonderful World of Fantasy

Posted 01-28-2010 at 08:40 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

I have a very active fantasy life. I come up with scenarios, plots, characters, stories, dialogues, monologues, etc. One might think this is a good thing-that kind of life means one is creative. Well, it has worked to my detriment. I have never been able to meld any of my stories, plots, etc. into any kind of cohesive whole-just bits here and pieces there. I did sit down and try a few times, but quickly lost patience. Don't know why, I guess it is because I am well aware of how many writers try...
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1969 Cubs vs. 1964 White Sox-Game 7

Posted 11-24-2009 at 10:25 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 11-24-2009 at 10:33 PM by TommyJohn

Game 7 lineups:

1969 Cubs
Don Kessinger, SS
Glenn Beckert, 2B
Billy Williams, LF
Ron Santo, 3B
Ernie Banks, 1B
Jim Hickman, RF
Randy Hundley, C
Don Young, CF
Ferguson Jenkins, P

1964 White Sox
Jim Landis, CF
Don Buford, 2B
Floyd Robinson, LF
Pete Ward, 3B
Bill Skowron, 1B
Mike Hershberger, RF
Ron Hansen, SS
JC Martin, C
Joe Horlen, P

The White Sox...
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1964 White Sox vs. 1969 Cubs...the conclusion

Posted 11-24-2009 at 09:24 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

And so it came down to...Game 7. For all, do you hear me ALL of the marbles...the 1969 Chicago Cubs versus the 1964 Chicago White Sox. Two teams, one city. Both coming close to the Promised Land of the pennant. Both falling just short. BOTH locked in mortal, blood combat-Gladiators in the arena, Soldiers on the battlefield, Bareknuckled brawlers in the ring, Gangs on a rumble, the Jets and Sharks in a sissy-slap fight...
Two teams-one memorialized in songs, plays, poems, books, rhapsodies,...
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Aftermath of the World Series

Posted 11-05-2009 at 08:34 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 10-27-2017 at 12:25 PM by TommyJohn

Some headlines and stuff we might see in the aftermath of the World Series:

Rick the Indignant Sportswriter here!!! How dare they vote a Designated Hitter the MVP of the Holy Fall Classic!! How could they? The DH is a blight upon humanity!! A Curse!! An abomination!! He is only three-fifths of a human being! He has no rights under God or our Constitution!! He......

Oh. It wasn't Frank Thomas?? COOL!! Hey, It's all good!!

And when are my...
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