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Say it ain't so, Super Joe!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Former Rookie of the Year Joe Charboneau supposedly got into a bar fight and now his job as parks and rec baseball director in suburban Cleveland is in jeopardy!


    Maybe he tried to open a beer bottle with some other guy's eye socket?
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Bob Hamelin said Charboneau's rookie season was a fluke, so he decked him.
  3. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Bartender wouldn't take his Sacagawea coins.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Pat Listach had to break up the fight.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Curt Blefary farts in their general direction.
  6. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

  7. I'm calling bullshit.
    Joe prolly got his assed kicked he had to step away from the guy to re-set himself after each punch.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    How many people have owned a town the way Charboneau owned Cleveland that year?

    His trail after that took him to a minor league outpost not far from me. I was going to ride up and spend a couple days, do a big story. I called a bunch of people in Cleveland, like the DJ who wrote that song about him (did Super Joe come from that song?). Got some great stuff.
    Then some drug report came out and his name was on someone's list and he was told not to talk to anyone. So I never did the story.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    To answer your question: Mark Fidrych and Al Hrabosky, to name two.
  10. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    That is a great question. I'd throw in probably Jim McMahon in 85, Namath in 68 ( but that is probably outside what you are getting at) and Gerry McNamara owning his hometown of Scranton while he was at Syracuse. There were better athletes from that area before him, but he was (and probably still is) treated like royalty.
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    They used to call Fred Hoiberg "the Mayor" of Ames, Iowa. Danny Manning could walk into the middle of a Lawrence, Kan., city council meeting and take a piss and everyone there would shake his hand and thank him for coming.
  12. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

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