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  1. ChrisLong replied to the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    Leave it to you and DanOregon to over-analyze. It's just good writing. Figuring Mays grew up in Birmingham and if he was starring in...

    Jun 20, 2024 at 4:11 PM
  2. ChrisLong replied to the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    Whicker had a great thought in his Mays obit. Mays was born at exactly the right time. If it was 20 years earlier, he would have been...

    Jun 20, 2024 at 11:19 AM
  3. ChrisLong liked Slacker's post in the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    Willie Mays, then and now ... [MEDIA] [ATTACH]

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  4. ChrisLong replied to the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    Bobby Valentine spent some time in the Angels broadcast booth last night. Unfortunately, I wasn't paying complete attention, but he has...

    Jun 19, 2024 at 2:36 PM
  5. ChrisLong replied to the thread MLB '24 Regular Season Thread.

    We were talking about this a few days ago on the CWS thread. I said I hated it when the game ends with a base ump making a call on a...

    Jun 19, 2024 at 1:57 PM
  6. ChrisLong replied to the thread RIP Blaine Newnham.

    One of the classiest gentlemen to ever grace the Pac-8-10-12. RIP to a fantastic person.

    Jun 19, 2024 at 1:46 PM
  7. ChrisLong liked awriter's post in the thread RIP Mike Downey.

    He never actually met Dean Martin. But yes, he married Martin’s daughter. Great tribute here from John Schulian: Remembering Mike...

    Jun 19, 2024 at 1:45 PM
  8. ChrisLong liked FileNotFound's post in the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    Dude. You saw Mays bat against Koufax. That’s just about Peak Baseball, right there. Wow.

    Jun 19, 2024 at 1:35 PM
  9. ChrisLong liked playthrough's post in the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    I've told this story on the golf pages before ... I met Mays about 15 years ago at a senior golf event in San Fran. A PR rep quietly...

    Jun 18, 2024 at 11:13 PM
  10. ChrisLong liked misterbc's post in the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    He became a star, 1954, a year after I was born so I grew up with him. My Dad, who played fastball in Winnipeg, was a baseball...

    Jun 18, 2024 at 10:16 PM
  11. ChrisLong liked Spartan Squad's post in the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    As a Giants fan, this stings bad. I’m too young to have seen him play, but he was a living legend. Every time I got to the park, I pass...

    Jun 18, 2024 at 9:57 PM
  12. ChrisLong replied to the thread RIP Willie Mays.

    Truly the first player I ever hated ........ because I grew up with the Dodgers and he was always the most feared opponent. Back then,...

    Jun 18, 2024 at 9:21 PM
  13. ChrisLong replied to the thread 2024 college baseball/softball thread.

    For those who missed the end of the late game last night, with 1 on and 1 out in the top of the ninth (score was 3-2), the Florida...

    Jun 16, 2024 at 1:32 PM
  14. ChrisLong liked BitterYoungMatador2's post in the thread Running 2024 golf thread.

    when he tossed the ball to the kid, had an adult snatch it, then stopped and scolded the adult to give it back I think turned around...

    Jun 16, 2024 at 1:11 PM
  15. ChrisLong replied to the thread RIP Mike Downey.

    I'm guessing Downey's wife was the sister of Dean Paul Martin. Dino was a tennis star at Santa Monica College, but became a member of...

    Jun 15, 2024 at 4:24 PM
  16. ChrisLong replied to the thread No, you CAN'T root in the damn press box.

    That was a Thursday game, UCLA played Eastern Michigan on Friday. It was weird having all of the Syracuse players back in the facility....

    Jun 15, 2024 at 1:55 PM
  17. ChrisLong liked micropolitan guy's post in the thread No, you CAN'T root in the damn press box.

    At Cole Field House, first #15 over #2 in NCAA history, 1991 or thereabouts. One of Dick Tarrant's finest hours.

    Jun 15, 2024 at 1:52 PM
  18. ChrisLong replied to the thread President Biden: The NEW one and only politics thread.

    My wife and my brother's wife have banned us from talking about politics. My brother is a retired letter carrier, he knows our mail...

    Jun 15, 2024 at 1:51 PM
  19. ChrisLong replied to the thread Pinehurst No. 2 - US Open 2024 (Scheffler's Last Stand?).

    Maumann, you might be right, but not here in Orange County, where I live. I think one of the key reasons is the large Asian population...

    Jun 15, 2024 at 1:48 PM
  20. ChrisLong replied to the thread No, you CAN'T root in the damn press box.

    That is normal, to hate Notre Dame -- no middle ground, you love 'em or hate 'em. One year I was covering UCLA in an NCAA basketball...

    Jun 15, 2024 at 1:42 PM
  21. ChrisLong replied to the thread President Biden: The NEW one and only politics thread.

    We've gotten no mail the past two days. We do not have a regular carrier. The carriers trade off doing our route, shifting day to day to...

    Jun 15, 2024 at 1:38 PM
  22. ChrisLong liked Roscablo's post in the thread 2024 college baseball/softball thread.

    I'm glad he didn't and I think it was the right call. The FSU bench certainly thought it wasn't right, and the ESPN guy said he thought...

    Jun 14, 2024
  23. ChrisLong replied to the thread 2024 college baseball/softball thread.

    I hate it when a base ump ends a game with a strike call on a half-swing. That didn't happen tonight. YAY!! The guy didn't do it. Vols...

    Jun 14, 2024
  24. ChrisLong liked WriteThinking's post in the thread RIP Mike Downey.

    This is the LAT story, by Sam Farmer, on Downey's passing, as posted on Yahoo! because of the LAT paywall. A good read. Mike Downey,...

    Jun 14, 2024
  25. ChrisLong replied to the thread Chess beef.

    The sender farted and Niemann went to vote for trump.

    Jun 14, 2024