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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Bluezoo

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  2. Finski

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    Two mortally sad tales here - this is NOT my usual effing around content FWIW.... I just am blue as hell this morning thinking about two good guys ... Two of my former SoCal students have met with awful turns in the last few weeks.

    Maybe you heard about a drunk OC judge who shot his wife to death while arguing in the kitchen? His son Phillip saw that happen. Phillip was one of the top students I ever taught in my career ... Gentle and kind and brilliant. Now this happens. I knew his mom, too. Sheryl was team mom for Academic Decathlon. I couldn't have made that team work without her help.

    Now, the other day, a 20 year old Matthew Greenlee is attending NAU in Flagstaff, working at a bike shop on his own high-end ride. A high pressure rod somehow malfunctions and shoots into his eye, through his brain and nearly through the back of his skull. He remains conscious for almost three days. He's now declared brain dead. He probably won't make it to sundown. Sweet kid. Never a bad day for him. Top hockey player. A whole life ahead of him. Wtf, right? Fixing your bike and that ends you? Who thinks that ever happens?

    Anyway --- why am I such a fucking bummer with this post? I don't know. But I'm not going to complain when my back hurts or my kids are annoying me or I wish I made more money .... I haven't suffered nearly as much as the Fergusons and Greenlees have of late.

    Y'all already know how short life is, how quickly things turn to dog shit sometimes. I'm not the burning bush. But I wish these two things had never happened. But they sure as hell did.

    Pray for these families. Hell .... I'll pray for you for no reason other than "why not?" We are all one eye blink away from a similar grim reality if that's what's going to occur. So much is just unforeseen and unbeknownst.

    Peace, boyos.
     
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  3. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    sad stories man
    and really sorry you have history with both families
    life is short and we all know it…
    but it sure sucks when bad stuff happens
    there often seems to be no rhyme or reason
    and there’s certainly nothing i can tell you to make the pain go away
    we’re told it’s part of life
    and i guess it is
    i remember after both my parents passed
    hurt like hell of course
    but eventually i got through it… i mean, as best as i could
    and now i’m able to look back and be grateful — so grateful — that i had them both as my parents
    i still sometimes get sad and miss them
    and, weirdly, it’s the pain that makes me smile
    because that pain reaffirms how much they meant to me
    i didn’t mean to get all preachy or turn this into my experiences
    it’s just what worked and continues to work for me
    God bless brother
     
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    I appreciate you posting this Finski, as tough as it must be for you. Reading these accounts serve as valuable reminders of what's most important in life and to not sweat the small stuff. Like Irish, I always think about my dad too. One day he was the strongest, healthiest man I knew. The next he had Parkinson's and was never the same again. We need to appreciate every moment because we have no idea what awaits around that corner.
     
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    Welp ... Matthew has died. This is his GoFundMe page. I post this NOT to ask for dough. I just thought you'd want to know the type of man he was in life.

    https://gofund.me/61ef6cfb
     
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    I'm so sorry, Finski. Love you, brother.
     
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    awful for those families and everyone who know them sorry bro
    this life can really suck
    can't imagine anyone in that bike shop witnessing that horrific accident or the emergency workers dealing w that either
    how the judge can be pleading not guilty to being drunk and killing his wife is outrageous
     
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    so long to King Parrothead as Jimmy Buffet passes away at 76
    never got it but man did i know people who loved the guy
    surgeon friend from England would travel wherever to see him live RIP
     
  10. Finski

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    Been reading the board for a few days ... broke two of my feckin toes last weekend when I kicked a footstool my daughter left out in the dark. Add the planter fasciitis on the other foot and I'm half a cripple lately. But wtf. I'm getting old. That's not news.

    So here I go ... landmark post and all ...( doffs cap to @lastatman) ...

    You post about "Beat the Barves" and you hope the Barves play Philly in the NLDS etc...I get that y'all want the Bums to make it to the WS and win and ... well I guess I do, too. I guess so. I'm not averse to it.

    No. Actually I don't really want them to go. Part of me wants them to suffer and lose. I'll admit it... sorry if that makes me a bitter prick but I'm being honest. And if they DO win it all, I hope it is via the most painful & difficult route possible - namely past Atlanta & Texas.

    But truthfully, if I want LA to win, I want that ring more for you than me, since I DGAF, sincerely. You are my long suffering brothers herein - and I'd love for you guys to be happy more than I do for this organization to raise a trophy. The Dodgers as I knew them are long dead, long ago drugged & raped by McCourt and since assassinated by the likes of Kasten, Walter, Billie Jean, and even Magic ... they took a baseball cathedral and turned it into an overpriced, drunk-ass brawling whorehouse with baseball attached. The team, the skipper, and the leagues chose BLM over their consciences and they chose the jab over their integrity. They don't care about Black rights anymore than the worst Klansmen in Mississippi does ... but they love to pose. And I don't forgive that. This fat ass elephant never forgets --- EVER!

    Personally I'll never forget that the Dodgers preferred to despoil the sacred name of Los Angeles (the city is named for Mary, no matter how much the godless want to dismiss that) and the Catholic fanbase to boot just to kiss up to a tiny collective of sodomites, pederasts, and trannies. It is a 100% iron clad certainty that if they'd tried that shit while Lasorda OR Scully were alive, either man would have disowned the team for it. We all know it, and yet ... the turnstiles keep spinning so WGAF, right?

    They've allowed affirmative action to guide the hiring of the manager, kept him afloat despite slovenly strategies, and allowed his regular season success to outweigh his postseason stupidity; this Afro-Okinawan fucktard is as epically bad in October as any manager in MLB history. Please show me a manager who won at a .630 clip over an eight season run ... to such minimal success. Connie Mack has a higher percentage in a different era and only Torre, Herzog, LaRussa, and Bochy are anywhere NEAR Roberts in percentage (he's got a higher percentage than them) .. and we all know how over the top those guys fared compared to Scarecrow.

    Ironically ... Roberts bears a resemblance to ONLY one recent manager in the reg season with only one championship to show for it ... Bobby "IKE" Cox, of Atlanta. How apt.

    So yeah. That's my 10,000 post. Sorry if it gargles balls.

    Go Dodgers. I guess.
     
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    Epic!
     
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    Been doing some reading & doc watching on the space race. At my age, I took for granted then and realize now just how important the race to the moon was for America and the world. My maternal grandma worked at North American Rockwell as a Rosie the Riveter type ... She worked at Seal Beach at the end and retired in 1977 after thirty years with the corporation. I unearthed dozens of photos of her with pieces of SkyLab and even astronauts, including Gus Grissom.

    I speak to my students about it and it's apparent - they have almost no buzz on this topic. They are so used to the casual use of current technology that these stories don't move the needle much.

    The moon shots which created GPS technology were developed in Seal Beach ... I wonder if the kids living there even know that.

    Went to NASA's website and realized that only four of the twelve moonwalkers are still breathing ...

    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/890/who-has-walked-on-the-moon/

    Also been watching Tom Hanks' From the Earth to the Moon" ... great stuff.
     
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    they think it happened on a Hollywood sound stage and even if it was real we should somehow be embarrassed by it
    doh isn't even going to any of the sights hit on 9/11 this year as they prepare to make it disappear into the fog
    “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” Orwell
    we're living it matey
     
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    Where are you fools at the old prosports daily heads
     
  15. Bluezoo

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    As self appointed film reporter, there's a film worth seeing that just came on HBO...it stars Brendan Gleeson, an actor I will always watch in anything hey in.
    It is "Calvary".
    Check it out.
     
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    Thanks. Been looking for something after the current seasons of "Dark Winds" and "Justified" concluded.
     
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    Mind you, it's a film, not a series.
    Right now, as for a series, I'm into "Foundation" on Apple TV. It's SciFi, not everyone's cup of tea, but it doesn't insult your intelligence.
    Some better than usual writing for the genre.
     
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    gleeson is an amazing actor
     
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    Feckin' right you are, boyo...
     
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    Last episode ever of Reservation Dogs on September 27th.
    Then , I will watch the whole 3 seasons over again.
    Never stopped getting better and better as the episodes went on.
    Just the cream of the crop for me.
     
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