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Old 10-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #302
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and regarding the Ross to at the plate, this happens about once per series, if you remember to look for it. So get that shit out of here.

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From the STL paper today about a Cardinals fan reaction if it happened to them............

Had that same call gone the other way, against St. Louis, Cardinals fans would be apoplectic. And they've thrown things before, 1998 to be exact. Remember that sunny Saturday late in the '98 during the famous Home Run Derby between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa?

When McGwire got ejected in the first inning for protesting a called strike, Cardinals fans suspended their usual class and manners and began throwing souvenir seat cushions onto the field. The following night, legendary broadcaster Jack Buck stepped to a microphone near home plate to remind Cardinals fans that they were better than that, and should make that clear by treating the umpires with respect. When the umpires walked onto the field to start that Sunday-night game, they received a standing ovation at the old Busch Stadium.

And the umpire that made the call on McGwire?

You guessed it: Ol' Sam Holbrook. (same guy who called the infield fly)
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No, Mr. Halfcan. Steak and BJ day is on the 14th this year.

Plus, I think it's safe to say that, no matter how much we appreciate Mr. Bob Dole (and we do), he doesn't hold a candle to steak and bjs.

Frankly, I'm looking forward to tomorrow which is Pie and BJ day, the holiday originally established by Charlemagne to acknowledge the Khazar kingdom's conversion to Judaism and the remarkable ability of Byzantine women to both bake and control their gag reflex.

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