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#55127 - 02/06/02 04:17 PM Re: correct pronunciation
Faldage Offline
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Everyone knows we don't use the "r" sound

Doesn't stop you from writing it.


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#55128 - 02/06/02 04:29 PM Re: Somethin' Else to Celebrate!
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Well, wow, since all the celebratin' is windin' down, I thought you'd might like to know that today is Babe Ruth's Birthday! An' we thank ya kindly!

By the way, The Babe was born in Baltimore, and his father's saloon sued to stand in what is now the outfield in Camden Yards.


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#55129 - 02/06/02 09:43 PM Babe Ruth
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WON, you will be amused to hear that there is a life-size bronze statue of the Babe near the entrance to Camden Yards, very handsome, but in the statue the Babe has his glove on the wrong hand! This lapse wasn't noticed until the statue was finished, and then, since it had been cast in bronze ...


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#55130 - 02/06/02 10:42 PM Re: Patriots Win! - Parade
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And this from Letterman tonight!-- "The Patriots had their victory parade and celebration yesterday, and all the Boston Red Sox showed up just to see what it was like!"

(If you see this now, wow...Adam Vinatiari will be Letterman's guest momentarily)


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#55131 - 02/07/02 12:37 AM Re: Babe Ruth
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Thanks for that, Boby! In fact, I went to a Yankees/Orioles game at Camden Yards a couple years back with my brother (Cal Ripken, Jr. single-handedly beat the Yanks that day going 4-4 and almost hit for the cycle!),and we went to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, and took a lot of pictures around Camden Yards, including with that statue. But it never occurred to me that the glove was on the wrong hand! Wait'll I tell my brother!


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#55132 - 02/07/02 09:27 AM Aprés match
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The parade from Boston Common to Government Plaza where (it was estimated) half the population of New England gathered to cheer for the New England Patriots. And not a single incident of rowdyism.

Methinks you speak too soon, wow. Have a look at the following journal from The Irish Times covering the pre-game and the aprés-match. Fantastic stuff! And y'all probably didn't think we followed foreign sports, eh?

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/sport/2002/0207/3704301514SP3GEORGE.html


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#55133 - 02/07/02 10:02 AM Re: Aprés match
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And not a single incident of rowdyism.

Methinks you speak too soon, wow

Au contraire, dear Rubrick! That sillyness documented in the Irish Times happened in New Orleans ... NOT in Boston! And the 11 p.m. TV newscasts showed Government Square all cleaned up and nearly empty.
As to the New Orleans goings-on ... well ... don't the Japanese have a saying to the effect that when one travels on vacation manners may be left at home?
Anyway, I'm proud of our Pats! Mr. Kraft, the owner, recognizing the team as the New England Patriots, is planning similar celebrations in each of the New England states. I hope he chooses Portsmouth in NH, as it's just up the road a piece ... but fear the choice will be Manchester. Sigh.



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#55134 - 02/07/02 10:11 AM Pompey delight/Mancunian dread
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I hope he chooses Portsmouth in NH, as it's just up the road a piece ... but fear the choice will be Manchester.

If the same places were chosen in England your fears would be equally justified!


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#55135 - 02/07/02 10:49 AM Re: Portsmouth - Manchester
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Ooops! I meant that Portsmouth is just 20 minutes from me, and I know my way around in it ... whereas Manchester is a good hour's drive and a difficult city for me to get around in ... not commenting on the cities themselves but rather on my laziness when it comes to spending hours on the road!


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#55136 - 02/08/02 11:15 AM Who won?
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Not that I want to screw up a perfectly good sports post Hi, AnnaS with a discussion of "contradiction in terms", but...

Tom Brady, Patriot quarterback, voted MVP (Most Valuable Player)

Excellent game! As a team they did very well, but using the *term MVP to describe this QB's steady but lackluster performance is an insult to the *member who quite clearly made the Most Valuable Play...

Anyone who starts quoting game statistics or 'his' age has "quite clearly" missed the *uprights.


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