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#1 AlNipper49


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:23 PM

I was just reading an article on Joe Morgan Day tomorrow and was surprised to read that Clemens is expected to attend. Is this his first post-retirement quasi-official return?

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

I was just reading an article on Joe Morgan Day tomorrow and was surprised to read that Clemens is expected to attend. Is this his first post-retirement quasi-official return?

 

It appears to be. The story on espn.com notes that he passed up coming for the 100th anniversary of Fenway



#3 BoSox Rule

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:33 PM

He was at the Pesky ceremony last year and was a part of the interviews, if that counts.

#4 jose melendez


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

Will Joe be ceremonially telling Ellis Burks not to chase the White Cat?



#5 mabrowndog


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:15 PM

Wonder if he'll finally explain in some cogent fashion what the fuck "6, 2 and even" means.



#6 The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

Is this going to be a Dentist production?

#7 Rudy Pemberton


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:30 PM

n/m

Edited by Rudy Pemberton, 29 July 2013 - 09:32 PM.


#8 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

 
It appears to be. The story on espn.com notes that he passed up coming for the 100th anniversary of Fenway


He was definitely there for that.

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#9 fineyoungarm


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:20 PM

 

It appears to be. The story on espn.com notes that he passed up coming for the 100th anniversary of Fenway

 

Good chance he ends up in Cincinnati.



#10 Lowrielicious

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:10 AM

He was definitely there for that.

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The only thing that photo proves is that Rogers Madame Tussauds waxwork figure was there.

And that Pedro hugged it.



#11 SumnerH


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:23 AM

"6, 2, and even" predates Dick Tracy. 1905:
http://books.google....d even"&f=false

It was horse racing slang, popularized in the Bogart version of The Maltese Falcon ("Six, two, and even they're selling you out, kid")--I'm not sure whether it was in the Dashiell Hammett novel or not.. It means 6-1 to win, 2-1 to place, even money to show. Basically it means "good odds".

#12 Al Zarilla


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:26 AM

The only thing that photo proves is that Rogers Madame Tussauds waxwork figure was there.

And that Pedro hugged it.

That "hug" doesn't look very sincere on behalf of either, even just looking at the hands. Or the faces. 



#13 jacklamabe65


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:04 AM

The Joe Morgan Show on Channel 38 was the single greatest show on television, period. Even the opening was a classic: Joe behind the wheel of a Mass DPW snowplow actually plowing a shitload of snow, all to James Taylor's "Home By Another Way," with Joe rolling down the window of the truck and smirking, "6, 2, and even." His answers in the Q and A sessions at the end with fans were uproarious. Each answer was almost always the same, "They'll be fine, They'll snap out of it. No worries from this end." The show would normally end with that kind of response, and then they would show the credits, with ol' Joe getting back into his snowplow and revving it up. In fifty years of characters that I have loved wearing this uniform, from Stu to Boomer to El Tiante to the Buffalo Heads....etc., Joe is right up near the top of the list, and he was one of us to boot.



#14 AlNipper49


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:08 AM

He was definitely there for that.

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That was my initial thought but I didn't remember seeing him there and his name wasn't on this list

 

http://cache.boston....950994_1055.pdf

 

weird.



#15 hoothehoo

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:49 AM

 

 

 

That was my initial thought but I didn't remember seeing him there and his name wasn't on this list

 

http://cache.boston....950994_1055.pdf

 

weird.

Weren't the blazers from the All Fenway team ceremony in the fall and not the 100th anniversary celebration which was in the spring?


Edited by hoothehoo, 30 July 2013 - 08:50 AM.


#16 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:10 AM

Weren't the blazers from the All Fenway team ceremony in the fall and not the 100th anniversary celebration which was in the spring?

 

Yeah, that's actually what it was for. I've kind of blocked out 2012 from my mind grapes.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

I'm the manager of this nine!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

Maybe Ed Romero can throw the first Gatorade bucket onto the field. Clemens can wear his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shoelaces. And Rick Cerone and Dwight Evans can fight at home plate.*

 

* Some of these things may have happened during McNamara's tenure, but Morgan was the third base coach then, so it counts. BTW, when is John McNamara Day?



#19 BCsMightyJoeYoung

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:32 PM

Maybe Ed Romero can throw the first Gatorade bucket onto the field. Clemens can wear his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shoelaces. And Rick Cerone and Dwight Evans can fight at home plate.*
 
* Some of these things may have happened during McNamara's tenure, but Morgan was the third base coach then, so it counts. BTW, when is John McNamara Day?


Hopefully when He'll Freezes Over

#20 Rasputin


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hopefully when He'll Freezes Over

 

Not even then. Fuck him.

 

Looking back now, I think it was the Morgan Magic run is why I'm here. That was the most entertaining three weeks of baseball I've ever seen, I think.

 

I mean, Kevin Romine for fuck's sake.

 

http://www.baseball-...198807160.shtml



#21 Grunherz54

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

Can't forget Larry Parrish whose arrival coincided with Morgan Magic:

 

http://www.baseball-...atting_gamelogs

 

7 HRs and 26 RBIs in 168 plate appearances with the Red Sox.


Edited by Grunherz54, 30 July 2013 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:44 AM

Clemens with slightly more cheers than boos.

 

Although when the first two guys announced were Mike Smithson and Tom Bolton, the crowd was looking for pretty much any recognizable name



#23 AlNipper49


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:00 AM

Maybe Ed Romero can throw the first Gatorade bucket onto the field. Clemens can wear his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shoelaces. And Rick Cerone and Dwight Evans can fight at home plate.*

* Some of these things may have happened during McNamara's tenure, but Morgan was the third base coach then, so it counts. BTW, when is John McNamara Day?


My favorite part of the Trophy Bash was smoking about 10 Newports with Oil Can. For 9.98 of them was a brain-to-mouth rant about how much he hated McNamara.

#24 EllisTheRimMan

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

I had season tickets (the night game package) in the bleachers and it was the most fun I've had for a stretch of weeks maybe ever.  After the 12 straight overall, everyone was in a party mood at the games and things were amazingly relaxed even when the Sox were down or the game was late and tight.  The feeling was we just knew they were going to win somehow and they did and did and did and did.....

 

The playoffs were a serious bummer, though.  Boggs going down swinging in the 9th against Eck with men on 1st and 2nd to end game 1 sucked the life out of the entire city.  Fenway was like a morgue even though it was only the first game.






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