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Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

Postby Topps » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:56 am

Almost forgot about doing this, it'll be a short countdown. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Re: Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

Postby chevyman58 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:17 am

I salute your thread Topps!

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Re: Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

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Re: Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

Postby R27 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:03 am

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And my favorite Eric Davis story comes from an excerpt from One Last Strike.

“This is unacceptable. What the hell is going on? One day we compete. The next we don’t. My bottom line is this: tonight’s Saturday night in Detroit. Since you didn’t compete during the game, I want you to have to compete to get a reservation in a really nice restaurant, because you’re not going to eat this food. I locked the door. You’re not going to get it. So you shower and get out of here as soon as you can. You didn’t compete today, but you will compete for food tonight.

“And by the way, tomorrow we leave here. If anybody short-changes the clubhouse guy on tips because you didn’t eat your meal in here tonight and I find out, then I’m going to fine you about five times what the dues are and give it back to him. So in other words, in my opinion, we mailed it in today, and it’s not acceptable. It isn’t the clubhouse guy’s fault; it’s our fault.”

The next day I was in the visiting manager’s office, and one of the coaches said to me, “Hey, you’ve got to see this.”

I went out in the clubhouse thinking this was a new day and a new game. And there in Eric Davis’s locker I see a paper bag. Now, Eric Davis was a quality pro. He’d already won a title in 1990 with the Reds. He always kept in great shape, and he was a veteran presence—witty, smart. I looked at Eric and asked him what was in there.

He says, “Hey, skip, I know I’m not playing today. If these guys pull that same CUBS as they did yesterday and you shut that door, I brought myself a sandwich. I’m going to eat.”

I couldn’t help but bust out laughing.
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Re: Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:37 am

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Many of us remember this infamous day as one of the most negative in Cardinals' history.

Without looking it up, chime in as to whether you know the story or not.
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Re: Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

Postby Tulcard » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:41 am

Guessing it is regarding Templeton flipping off the crowd, which eventually brought us Ozzie.... 8-)
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Re: Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:06 pm

Tulcard wrote:Guessing it is regarding Templeton flipping off the crowd, which eventually brought us Ozzie.... 8-)


Well now that you told everybody kinda kills the trivia contest Tullster .................... :o 8-)
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Re: Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

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Re: Jersey number countdown to Opening Day

Postby Tulcard » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:59 am

chevyman58 wrote:
Tulcard wrote:Guessing it is regarding Templeton flipping off the crowd, which eventually brought us Ozzie.... 8-)


Well now that you told everybody kinda kills the trivia contest Tullster .................... :o 8-)


Didn't know there was a contest involved & you didn't say keep the answer to yourself. Better brush up on my telepathy powers.... 8-)
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