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New Yawkey Letter?

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by Bernie Carbohydrate, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Bernie Carbohydrate writes the Semi-Fin Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    My cousin Sean is an attorney doing some work on for the Yawkey estate.  He says he found this in a pile of documents to be shredded. If this is authentic, it could change our understanding of the early days of the sabr movement and allow us to revise the "Moneyball" narrative.
     
    Help me, SoSH!
     
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Number45forever

    Number45forever Member SoSH Member

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    I do believe Tom Yawkey died in 1976.  Reeks of being a fake letter even without that detail...decent attempt at being funny by whoever created this though.
     
  3. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    What gave it away, "White Fellows" in big print at the top?
     
  4. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    April 1 wasn't chosen at random.
     
     
    "Napalm was to Dow Chemical" was a nice finish. This letter isn't the first time I've associated Zimmer and Napalm, though.
     
  5. Koufax

    Koufax Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The perfectly straight lines of type on what appears to be a crumpled piece of paper -- hmmmm.
     
    The leak by a lawyer of a damaging document -- hmmm
     
    Pretty funny though.
     
  6. Monbo Jumbo

    Monbo Jumbo Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Someone took correspondence classes at the Dan Rather School of Forgery.
     
  7. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Jeez. A couple of losses and everyone's sense of humor goes missing.
     
    Good work.
     
  8. glennhoffmania

    glennhoffmania but still failing Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Your cousin clearly violated the attorney-client privilege. 
     
  9. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    There wouldn't be a logo like that Y thing anymore than 15 years ago.
     
    Instead it would be flowing type with something like:
     
    Boston Red Sox American League Baseball Club
    Thomas A. Yawkey, Proprietor
     
  10. smastroyin

    smastroyin simpering whimperer Dope SoSH Member

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    Yawkey never struck me as much of an exclamation point guy.  It's good to see this side of him.  Although he fails to mention the experiment of only letting Bernie Carbo bat against RHP.  I wonder if that was covered in a separate letter.
     
  11. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    Kinda like this guy
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rd7j-aSqFU
     
  12. Hairps

    Hairps Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    There's no doubt that WHIP has been influential, but I still think the Inception soundtrack is Zimmer's best work.
     
  13. Andrew

    Andrew broke his neck in costa rica SoSH Member

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    Oh Bill Lee, what a scamp!
     
  14. TheBenzingerGame

    TheBenzingerGame I.C.U.P. SoSH Member

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    Except the letter spells it "naplam".
     
  15. mabrowndog

    mabrowndog Ask me about total zone...or paint Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Well played, Bernie C.
     
    Fuck, do I miss The Daily Fin. Absent that, nice to see you making a comeback of sorts.
     
  16. Dogman2

    Dogman2 Yukon Cornelius Dope

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    So the racist asshole couldn't spell. 

    What of it?
     
  17. Koufax

    Koufax Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Kind of supports the authenticity, doncha think?
     
  18. FelixMantilla

    FelixMantilla reincarnated mr hate SoSH Member

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    The greatest of the SoSH Carbo family strikes again.
     
  19. Kenny F'ing Powers

    Kenny F'ing Powers posts 18% useful shit

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    Holy shit, was Nip right.
     
    Some people need to get a sense of humor and a fucking clue.
     
  20. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Bernie Carbohydrate writes the Semi-Fin Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    You guys make some good points about the authenticity.  That's what I came here for. It doesn't add up
     
    But Cousin Sean found a return note in the same file.  I don't know what to make of it.
     
    [​IMG]
     
  21. mabrowndog

    mabrowndog Ask me about total zone...or paint Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Outstanding.
     
  22. Moosbrugger

    Moosbrugger Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Clearly Bob Bailey helped him. At least with proofreading.
     
  23. Dogman2

    Dogman2 Yukon Cornelius Dope

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    Zim seems like a humble guy.  I think Pedro was wrong.
     
  24. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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  25. Joe Shlabotnick

    Joe Shlabotnick Member SoSH Member

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    This entire topic merits an A+. Bravo. What surprised me most was Zim's skill with the written word. Who knew?
     
  26. Bernie Carbohydrate

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    I know I'm a fool for wishing this to be true.  I think I'm being "catfished" by Cousin Sean!
     
    But this one...it rings true, and it explains so much.
     
    [​IMG]
     
  27. Moosbrugger

    Moosbrugger Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I think a racist pigeon would be a real menace in some neighborhoods.
     
  28. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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    If I ever go with a SOSH signature, "I am no Hindu, but I know what I know" is going to get some consideration.
     
  29. Bernie Carbohydrate

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  30. mabrowndog

    mabrowndog Ask me about total zone...or paint Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Reading this (and the prior one) in Gerbil's voice certainly adds to the entertainment value.
     
  31. Bernie Carbohydrate

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  32. BCsMightyJoeYoung

    BCsMightyJoeYoung Member SoSH Member

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    Well played sir ..
     
  33. BCsMightyJoeYoung

    BCsMightyJoeYoung Member SoSH Member

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    The Munson Demise finally explained .. who would have thought ..
     
  34. CoRP

    CoRP Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I would buy a book of letters between Tom and Zim.
     
  35. rlsb

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    Now I know why he was always so exasperatingly late in relieving the starting pitchers by writing this correspondence.
     
  36. Bernie Carbohydrate

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  37. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Freaking moron couldn't even spell Don Aase's four letter last name right. Willoughby? No way. Didn't believe in commas I guess. No minimum intelligence level required  for MLB managers back then I guess.
     
  38. dbn

    dbn Member SoSH Member

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    True, but one must give his typing skills some love.  He typed it so well that the ink doesn't wrinkle even when the paper underneath it does.  I bet Darrell Johnson couldn't do that.
     
  39. Bernie Carbohydrate

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  40. The Gray Eagle

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    Nicely done.
     
    And thanks for bumping this one, putting it ahead of the stupid "Red Sox dynasty" thread.
     
  41. Bernie Carbohydrate

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  42. This is like "Flowers for Algernon" if the mouse talked back.
     
  43. Bernie Carbohydrate

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  44. Bernie Carbohydrate

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  45. 1918stabbedbyfoulke

    1918stabbedbyfoulke lurker

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    Brilliant! Love the correct use of "compatriots".
     
  46. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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    He was going to be born 6 years later.
     
  47. Koufax

    Koufax Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Great job as usual.
     
  48. Hee Sox Choi

    Hee Sox Choi Member SoSH Member

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    How come the auto-correct didn't fix the typos?
     
  49. 67WasBest

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    This was worth the wait, more for me, than my wife's wait for next year's Downton Abbey.  Brilliant!
     
  50. Bernie Carbohydrate

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    https://www.thestate.com/news/local/environment/article229825934.html

     

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