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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:38 pm

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Postby blackjack68 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:48 pm

Marion Ramsey, best known as Officer Laverne Hooks from the Police Academy movies, dead at 73.

https://comicbook.com/movies/news/mario ... =algorithm

REST IN PEACE!!!

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:32 pm

Neil Sheehan, Vietnam War correspondent and Pulitizer Prize winner died today at 84: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/busi ... -dead.html

He obtained the Pentagon Papers while working for the NY Times.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:58 am

Awww just heard the news. Tommy lived a much longer life than one can expect for someone his size. RIP.


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Postby Orlando Penguin » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:58 am

Goodness...my successful 2020 run in the death pool continues. Sorry, Tommy!!

For levity's sake, watch this...


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Postby Ad@m » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:37 pm

I’ll never forget this


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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:43 pm

Was he on the Baseball Bunch? I vaguely remember Johnny Bench on that show, but there was another Saturday morning baseball show where Lasorda hosted/starred.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:49 pm

I loved Tommy Lasorda. As a little kid in the 90s, the jovial grandfather managing the opponent just had a certain appeal to it. One of my favorite baseball stories.
Piazza's father Vince grew up with the Dodgers legend in Pennsylvania, eventually even asking him to serve as godfather to Mike's younger brother Tommy. As the 1988 Draft approached, Piazza -- then a first baseman -- was largely ignored by scouts at Miami-Dade Community College, so his dad asked that Lasorda draft him if no other team would:

Lasorda agreed, finally convincing Dodgers scouts to take Piazza in the 62nd round, 1,027th overall. But that was just the beginning of an uphill battle -- L.A. still didn't want to sign the rookie, unsure if his bat would play at his current position. So Lasorda hatched an idea, as he told the San Francisco Chronicle:

I had him work out for our scouting director and after a while, I finally said, "I tell you what, if we brought a shortstop in here and he swung the bat like that, wouldn't you sign him?" He said, "Yeah, if he was a shortstop" I said, "What if he was a catcher?" He said, "I'd sign him if he was a catcher."

I said, "OK, he's a catcher." He said, "He's not a catcher." I said, "He's a catcher now. Sign him. All he wants is a chance."

The team eventually caved, signing Piazza for a mere $15,000. Lasorda had gotten him his chance, but it was Piazza who made the most of it. Without speaking any Spanish, he played winter league ball in Mexico and even trained at the Dodgers' baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, determined to get the hang of his new position.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:28 pm

This has bumped [national events] off of local news.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:27 pm

I realized over the last couple of weeks that Trebek’s death has hit me harder than any other celeb death, maybe of my lifetime

There was a sincerity and simplicity to his personality on one of my favorite shows ever. Probably my most watched show after PTI

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:33 pm

I’m still sad about Anthony Bourdain.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:02 pm

I’m still sad about Anthony Bourdain.
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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:30 pm

Vin Sculley’s wife died a few days ago, of ALS. Then he lost his buddy Tommy Lasorda. Tough week for him. :cry:

My dad was talking about this - the older he gets, the more friends and contemporaries he loses. He’s 79 and losing a high school classmate monthly it seems. He’s in good spirits, but man...

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:35 pm

This is great stuff


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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:49 pm

Even better (NSFW) language


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Postby Kaiser » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:52 pm

I was fine until that Bobby Valentine tweet. fffff

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Postby Shyster » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:22 am

RIP Ueal Eugene "Pat" Patrick, one of the best-known team owners in IndyCar history, at age 91. Patrick Racing won the Indy 500 three times, and Patrick and Roger Penske co-founded CART in 1979, which wrestled control of Indy car racing away from the United States Auto Club by 1982 and became one of the greatest racing series of the world until ruined by some dadhole. Over the years, the drivers who raced for Patrick Racing included Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Gordon Johncock, Adrian Fernandez, Roger Mears, Scott Pruett, Al Unser, Al Unser Jr., Jimmy Vasser, and Danny Sullivan.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:38 am

Casino magnate and GOP donor Sheldon Adelson dead at 87: https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/she ... s-obituary

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Postby Ad@m » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:55 pm

RIP Tim Lester


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Postby blackjack68 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:43 pm

Crazy young. Wow. RIP

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Postby iamjs » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:40 am

Vin Sculley’s wife died a few days ago, of ALS. Then he lost his buddy Tommy Lasorda. Tough week for him. :cry:

My dad was talking about this - the older he gets, the more friends and contemporaries he loses. He’s 79 and losing a high school classmate monthly it seems. He’s in good spirits, but man...
We have a In Memoriam page for those at our HS that have passed, and it seems like a lot of the updates lately have been for those +/- 2 years around me.

For not having reached our 30th reunion yet, I feel like our class has lost a lot of people.

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:07 pm

RIP Ueal Eugene "Pat" Patrick, one of the best-known team owners in IndyCar history, at age 91. Patrick Racing won the Indy 500 three times, and Patrick and Roger Penske co-founded CART in 1979, which wrestled control of Indy car racing away from the United States Auto Club by 1982 and became one of the greatest racing series of the world until ruined by some dadhole. Over the years, the drivers who raced for Patrick Racing included Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Gordon Johncock, Adrian Fernandez, Roger Mears, Scott Pruett, Al Unser, Al Unser Jr., Jimmy Vasser, and Danny Sullivan.
So that leaves The Captain as the last real remnant of the White Paper era on the team boss side of things, yes?

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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:03 am

What a pair of jags they were. But, there was a market for big cat torture shows so I guess you can't blame them for cashing in.

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