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Caption W and Nolan Ryan
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Posted on 10/16/2010 9:18:02 AM PDT by frogjerk

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KEYWORDS: baseball; chat; collapse; rangers; sports; yankees
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W to RYAN:"I hope I see that same face on Nancy Pelosi in November..."
1 posted on 10/16/2010 9:18:03 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk

They are both the same age. Yet Bush has been through hell and back — and looks about 10 years younger then Ryan.


2 posted on 10/16/2010 9:20:11 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: nhwingut

Pitching 5 nohitters will do that to ya.


3 posted on 10/16/2010 9:22:26 AM PDT by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: nhwingut

Didn’t Ryan just stop pitching a year or two ago?

; )


4 posted on 10/16/2010 9:22:37 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: eastforker

or 7 no-hitters....


5 posted on 10/16/2010 9:23:05 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (There is no truth to the rumor that Ted Kennedy was buried at sea.....)
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To: frogjerk

“I Hate NY!”


6 posted on 10/16/2010 9:25:07 AM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: MikefromOhio

He’s even clothslined a nohitter.


7 posted on 10/16/2010 9:25:14 AM PDT by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: frogjerk

I know, I know I saw the throw too, but I still don’t see how we can get away with claiming Charlie Crist isn’t a male.


8 posted on 10/16/2010 9:26:10 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: eastforker
Pitching 5 nohitters will do that to ya.

That and double fisting Bud Lites all night. :)
9 posted on 10/16/2010 9:28:30 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: frogjerk

Yep. I noticed W in the stands last night. The top of the eighth was a heart breaker for the Rangers. It was a fun game to watch though. On to game 2.


10 posted on 10/16/2010 9:29:02 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mylife

*game one pic ping*


11 posted on 10/16/2010 9:30:50 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: frogjerk

12 posted on 10/16/2010 9:31:45 AM PDT by 38special (Remember in November!)
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To: frogjerk

Damn those Yankees are good!


13 posted on 10/16/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT by Lucky2 (Impeach the bastard and save the country!)
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To: frogjerk
This is what W should have done to the Dims


14 posted on 10/16/2010 9:34:08 AM PDT by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yup. And if I recall correctly, he was throwing close to 100mph fastballs well into his forties.


15 posted on 10/16/2010 9:35:10 AM PDT by ReluctantDragon
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To: frogjerk

“Series over. But, on the bright side, we wouldn’t have beaten the Phillies anyway.”


16 posted on 10/16/2010 9:35:27 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: frogjerk
"Damnit Nolan! What's up with your Bull Pen?"


17 posted on 10/16/2010 9:36:43 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: frogjerk

It’s Bush’s fault!


18 posted on 10/16/2010 9:37:15 AM PDT by DFG (1 useless man is called a disgrace, 2 are called a law firm, 3 or more are called Congress)
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To: frogjerk

Why did Josh Hamilton swing at that first, outside pitch by Rivera? All he needed was to work him deep into the count until he could get something to bloop to tie the game. Disappointing impatience.


19 posted on 10/16/2010 9:37:24 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: 38special

Robin “speed bag” Ventura

I was listening to Jim Rome years ago and he said that. It took me a second to realize what he was talking about because it was a couple years after Robin charged the mound, but I had to pull over and compose myself, I was laughing so hard


20 posted on 10/16/2010 9:41:24 AM PDT by winodog
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To: frogjerk

Don’t care about the old guys....who’s the nice looking blonde?


21 posted on 10/16/2010 9:46:31 AM PDT by OregonTide
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To: frogjerk

“Thank Gawd we aren’t in New York”


22 posted on 10/16/2010 9:46:39 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: OregonTide

Mrs. Ryan - Ruth.


23 posted on 10/16/2010 9:55:09 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: frogjerk
Two greats in that picture, both know how to throw a strike...

New Yorkers Take Solace In Baseball After 9/1

24 posted on 10/16/2010 9:58:43 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: frogjerk
"If I've told you once, Nolan, I've told you a million
times. You take the Ex-Lax before you come to the
ballpark."
25 posted on 10/16/2010 10:00:36 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: 38special

My favorite baseball moment next to Kirk Gibson’s WS HR.


26 posted on 10/16/2010 10:02:21 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: winodog

LOL!


27 posted on 10/16/2010 10:03:40 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: C210N
Compare and contrast....


28 posted on 10/16/2010 10:04:22 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: frogjerk
If you plan on eating those chili dogs next time, don't invite me.


29 posted on 10/16/2010 10:05:24 AM PDT by deadrock (Liberty is a bitch that needs to be bedded on a mattress of cadavers.)
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To: Kartographer

30 posted on 10/16/2010 10:09:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: rabidralph
Kirk Gibson’s WS HR.

If you're refering to the 1984 series in Detroit, I was at that game. Right field upper deck..........

Little story: A friend of mine's wife and her two sisters waited all night outside Tiger stadium, slept in sleeping bags, just to get tickets for that game at the Tiger box office.

We get to our seats at the game and the guy sitting right next to me with his son was a friend of mine from work who was the purchasing department manager. He had his tickets handed to him by one of our vendors..........lucky SOB

31 posted on 10/16/2010 10:17:27 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: bray

The Yanks are a MACHINE! ;)


32 posted on 10/16/2010 10:25:53 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Kirk Gibson’s WS HR.

If you've never listened to Bob Costas retell the story in Ken Burns' PBS documentary Baseball, you've missed, IMO, the greatest description of an at-bat in the world.

Even now, years after I last watched it, it sends shivers down my spine and almost brings me to tears.

Kurt was so hurt that he could barely walk, and he was still able to hit one out of the park. The image of watching him limp to first base is permanently etched in my mind.

33 posted on 10/16/2010 10:28:15 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...
.. Pres. Bush !

another article with pics But, here's Pres. Bush's best and most memorable baseball appearance.

That's my President .. God bless him forever.

34 posted on 10/16/2010 10:44:30 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

BTTT!


35 posted on 10/16/2010 10:50:01 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: frogjerk

W to Nolan; “I know the feeling”


36 posted on 10/16/2010 10:53:31 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: frogjerk

W to Ryan: You should have endorsed my Dad instead of Clinton.


37 posted on 10/16/2010 10:54:15 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: STARWISE

You’ve got that right, STARWISE!!! :-)


38 posted on 10/16/2010 10:55:56 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: STARWISE

He’s a wonderful man and a pleasure to look at.


39 posted on 10/16/2010 10:57:34 AM PDT by altura
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To: rabidralph

I loved that moment too! I was jumping up and down when he did it. The next night when the tv people interspersed the build up and hit with the movie scene from the “Natural” was so great to watch. I felt like I did when the USA Hockey team beat the Russians in the Olympics in the 70’s or 80 something.


40 posted on 10/16/2010 11:00:59 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: 38special

Robin Ventura,

The only man ever to get 6 hits off Nolan Ryan in one inning!


41 posted on 10/16/2010 11:14:51 AM PDT by FarNorth ("To change DC, you gotta change the people that are there," Joe Miller.)
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To: eastforker

Er, seven, but who is counting?


42 posted on 10/16/2010 11:16:09 AM PDT by richardtavor (One of the rare establishment Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: frogjerk

I don’t know if the 7th inning stretch was broadcast, but when God Bless America was being sung they showed W on the big screen. He wass loudly cheered, not a single boo could be heard. That said, the crowd was rather obnoxious. Never been to Yankee stadium but I imagine that is what it must be like. Seeing Nolan on the mound again was the highlight of the game along with Josh’s home run and the flyover. The Rangers stuck with this manager and now it is evident the crack addled old boy is not up to the task. CJ pitched a great game, and was pulled too early. So he gave up a double to Jeter, and they got lucky on an infield single. He could have been given one more batter to face as they had a 4 run lead. But this manager is out of touch and simply falls back to the pitch count trend of 110 and out. No real thought here, just a trend-driven formula. And one of failure. So could CJ have really done any worse? What was washington thinking, he was protecting his arm? Yeah, that worked well for Strasburg didn’t it? I remember Nolan throwing in excess of 150 pitches regularly and doing it in a 4 man rotation. Funny thing, he played in 27 years in the majors. Noone else in the history of the game ever did.
Rangers and Nolan were put in between a rock (no pun intended) and a hard place when this asshole finally owned up to smoking crack and lying about it to them... during the middle of spring training. I have said it before and I will say it again... a manager can not win a ballgame, but he can damn sure find a way to lose one. Give the Rangers credit, they went through a lot this year and made it this far. I can’t speak for ALL of their fans, but Nolan certainly deserves better.


43 posted on 10/16/2010 11:25:27 AM PDT by brickdds
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To: brickdds

but Nolan certainly deserves better.
~~~~

Sure does. I didn’t know that about the
mgr .. what a scumbum .. and I thought
as I watched:

he kinda has that street hardened look.

Put Nolan in!

If the Yanks can’t win, can’t think of a
better team to grab the pennant than the
Rangers.


44 posted on 10/16/2010 11:33:30 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Lucky you! I was flipping channels that night and happened across the game. I saw the box score and I decided to watch it in case something “magical” happened. I’m glad I did and it’s one of my fondest baseball memories.


45 posted on 10/16/2010 11:40:08 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: brickdds

I agree, the Rangers have gotten this far, in spite of Ron Washington, and he showed last night he doesn’t know how to manage pitchers.

I knew as soon as Darren Oliver came in, we were going to lose the game.


46 posted on 10/16/2010 11:42:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (Bring on the Yankees!)
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To: frogjerk

Kind of like ramming TARP in the bottom of the 9th of your administration eh, George?

47 posted on 10/16/2010 11:43:07 AM PDT by BufordP (Once a Marine - always a Marine ... Until Jack Murtha.)
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To: brickdds

If the Rangers were smart, they would can Washington and replace him with Clint Hurdle. Hurdle is the reason the Rangers have made it this far, and would be a much better manager.


48 posted on 10/16/2010 11:47:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (Bring on the Yankees!)
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To: BufordP

Can’t figure out if that ss dude is eyeballing Ruth because she still looks great at her age or he thinks she might go off on w for setting us up for the marxist...


49 posted on 10/16/2010 11:50:07 AM PDT by brickdds
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To: Jeff Chandler
Didn’t Ryan just stop pitching a year or two ago?

Seems like it, doesn't it?

I got to see him pitch a no-hitter and a two-hitter in the Dome back in the 80s. Seems like both of them were late season games.

Some of my fondest memories of my youthful days are at the Dome watching Ryan, Scott, DeShaies, Cruz, Bagwell, Biggio, etc.

50 posted on 10/16/2010 11:50:53 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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